Student, Faculty & Alumni Achievements


Director of Graduate Admissions

E-mail Emanuel

(914) 395-2371

Current MFA ​student Tory Provazza won third place in Story|Houston's Short Fiction and Non-Fiction Contest. Her story, “Confirmation,” will be featured in their upcoming online issue and published in their first chapbook. 

Faculty member Marie Howe won the 2015 Academy of American Poets Fellowship, a prize that "​recognizes distinguished poetic achievement."

Faculty member Mary La Chapelle has been awardedSalamander Magazine's 2015 prize for her story "Floating Garden."  

​A story by ​Julia Strayer MFA '14 is included in The Best Small Fictions, edited by Robert Olen Butler. 

Faculty member Mary Morris has recently published the novel The Jazz Palace (Nan Talese Books). 

​"To Write," an essay by Karissa Chen MFA '12, appears in the The James Franco Review​. 

Cocaine,” a poem by Alex Dimitrov MFA '09, was published in The Adroit Journal

Current MFA student Erica Cardwell was awarded the 2015 Lambda Literary Foundation Fellowship. Erica was selected to attend the Emerging Writers Retreat at USC.

The Ambassador’s Wife, a recently-published novel by Jennifer Steil MFA '96is being adapted into a television series. 

Shasta Grant MFA '05 won the 2015 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest. Grant’s story "Most Likely To," will appear in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue. 

Faculty member Carol Zoref won the 2015 Associated Writing Programs Novel Award for her novel, Barren Island.

Brigitte Quinn MFA '11 has published the novel Anchored (Curtis Brown).

Melissa Crowe MFA '99 was named co-editor of the Beloit Poetry Journal.

Writing student Kristina Bicher was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Crab Creek Review for her poem "Once a Girl,” which she wrote in Jeffrey McDaniel’s class last spring.

Pat Dunn, alumna and Assistant Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, has a new book out—Rebels By Accident, a powerful coming-of-age story set on the brink of Egypt's January 25 Revolution in 2011.

Writing alum Richard Fifield's The Flood Girls is due out in Spring 2016 from Simon & Schuster. The novel is about a woman who returns to her tiny home town in Montana seeking redemption, and the friendship she finds with a 12-year-old boy who teaches her about self-acceptance and love.