Our Alumni

Students and alumni of the MFA in Writing program have published widely in multiple forms, including books, anthologies, journals, and websites. They've read their work in bookstores and community institutions, and participated in conferences at the local and national level.

Their Stories

Published Works

Fiction Books

Thomas Burke - Where Is Home and Other Stories

Liza Campbell - The Dissemblers

Clint Catalyst - Cottonmouth Kisses

Matthew D. Dalton - The Vertical Man

Nelson Eubanks - The First Thing Smoking

James B. Frost - World Leader Pretend

Dougas Henderson - The Cleveland Heights LGBTQ Sci-Fi and Fantasy Role Playing Club

Jo Ann Yolanda Hernandez - White Bread Competition

Lindsay Tam Holland - Dragon Bone Hill, The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Long

Brian Kluepfel - Anatoly of the Gomdars

Joshua Mohr - Some Things That Meant the World to Me, Termite Parade, Damascus, Fight Song, Sirens

Courtney Moreno - In Case of Emergency

Amy Novesky - Elephant Prince: The Story of Ganesh

Jane Porter - The Frog Prince, Flirting with Forty and The Good Woman

Cynthia Robinson - The Dog Park Club

Wendy Tokunaga - Midori by Moonlight and Love in Translation

Nonfiction Books

Karen Benke - Rip the Page!: Adventures in Creative Writing

Lynn Bridgers - Death’s Deceiver: The Life of Joseph P. Machebeuf

George Dohrmann - Play Their Hearts Out

Fran Moreland Johns - Perilous Times

Rose Castillo Guilbault - Farmworker’s Daughter: Growing Up Mexican in America

Jen Larsen - Stranger Here: How Weight-Loss Surgery Transformed My Body and Messed with My Head

Julie Love - Disrupted: On Fighting Death and Keeping Faith

Amy Novesky - Me, Frida

Tanya Pampalone - Where to Wear 2005: The Insiders Guide to San Francisco Shopping

Thomas Peele - Killing the Messenger: A Story of Radical Faith, Racism’s Backlash, and the Assassination of a Journalist


Karen Benke - Sister

Chris Carosi - Bright Veil

Susanne Dyckman - equilibrium’s form

Trina Gaynon - The Alphabet of Romance

Nicole Mauro - The Contortions

Craig Santos Perez - from unincorporated territory [hacha], from from unincorporated territory [saina], and from unincorporated territory [guma']

Helen Wickes - In Search of Landscape


Work by current students and alumni has appeared in:

American Fiction, Volume 12

The Best American Non-required Reading

Best New American Voices 2006

The Best Travel Writing 2005

The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2009

A Cup of Comfort for Divorced Women

Exact Fare Only II

Electric Feather: The Tranquebar Book of Erotic Stories


From Macho to Mariposa: New Queer Latino Fiction

Going Alone: Women's Adventures in the Wild

Going Home to a Landscape: Writings by Filipinas

I Should Have Stayed Home

Lifelines: New Writing from Bangladesh

The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat

The Social Cause Diet

Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace: Writings by Women of the Great Plains Area

Vintage Voices: Words Poured Out; Vintage Voice 2012: Call of the Wild

Wandering in Bali: a Tropical Paradise Discovered

Wordstock Ten

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2004