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November 13, 2018
DeLisa D. Hawkes has been awarded the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Inc. Graduate Fellowship, 2018 – 2019. She has also been nominated to the MLA Delegate Assembly on Professional Issues (awaiting election results in January 2019).DeLisa recently presented "The Heroic “Mulatta’s” Breach of the Racial Contract in Sutton Griggs’s Overshadowed,” “Discipline, Dignity, and Decorum:” on the Literary Depictions of Black Respectability Politics Panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference.She served as the Chair for the Undergraduate Research Forum, "Portraits of Politics and Power" at the South Atlantic Language Association Conference in November.  
November 13, 2018
In September, Emily Mitchell was appointed Fiction Editor at the literary magazine New England Review. Her novella Life/Story appears in the Summer/Fall issue of Alaska Quarterly Review. She also has a short story forthcoming in the December issue of The Sun magazine. 
November 13, 2018
Howard Norman's graphic noir novel, Detective Levy Detects, will be published in 2019 (illustrations by Annie Bastk). Howard's new novel, The Ghost Clause, will be published July 2, 20l9. He has finished the screenplay for his novel Next Life Might Be Kinder for Bolivian director Fernando Arz.
November 13, 2018
MFA fiction student Jehane Sharah has been published in the November/December issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. Her story "The Screening" appears in the magazine’s Department of First Stories section.
November 13, 2018
Stewart Foehl (aka Stewart Lewis) has published an essay about his unconventional path to fatherhood in Narratively Magazine.
November 1, 2018
The poetry collection, Acacia Road, by Aaron Brown, has been awarded the Nelson Poetry Book Award by the Kansas Authors Club. 
October 30, 2018
We would like to thank all those who made submissions to the Writing FrankenTerps Competition. Please join us at the Gala that follows the Marathon Reading of Frankenstein, in McKeldin 6137.
October 11, 2018
Elizabeth Acevedo's novel, The Poet X, has been announced as a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
September 20, 2018
University of Maryland MFA alumna Shara Lessley published a new book of poems, The Explosive Expert's Wife (University of Wisconsin Press, 2018). She also co-edited a collection of essays titled, The Poem's Country: Place and Poetic Practice (Pleiades Press, 2018).
September 18, 2018
David Biespiel's book, The Education of a Young Poet (Counterpoint Press, 2018), will be released on Tuesday, October 9th. David Biespiel is the former coordinator of the MFA program and a University of Maryland alumnus.

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