Alum Kate Leboff ’14 Announces Poetry Chapbook

Alum Kate Leboff, a 2014 English:Creative Writing graduate and Production Coordinator at Cornell University Press, has announced the publication of her first book with Finishing Line Press. It is a poetry chapbook she plans to entitle “Kintsugi” (the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with lacquer mixed with gold, silver, or platinum), based almost entirely of her own life experiences. Among those she thanks in her announcement are her “Creative Writing & Lit professors at University of Mary Washington.”       … [Read more...]

Rafferty Participates on Literary Festival Panel

On March 22, Associate Professor of English Colin Rafferty participated in a virtual panel at the literary festival SMOL Fair, titled “Baobab Press Reintroduces Spring 2021,” with the poet Jesse DeLong and the novelist T Cates. Rafferty read from his new book, Execute the Office: Essays with Presidents, and discussed working through the pandemic with the other authors. The recording is archived here. … [Read more...]

Levy Publishes Two Stories, Releases Issue 22 of Literary Magazine

Ray Levy, Assistant Professor of English, recently published the short story “Autobiographical Animal” in Anomaly and the short story “The Use of Pleasure” in Territory. In addition, they released Issue Twenty-Two of their literary magazine, Dreginald, this week.   … [Read more...]

Levy Publishes Story

Ray Levy, Assistant Professor of English, recently had a new short story “Autobiographical Animal,” published in Anomaly. Their story can be found online at Anomaly's website. … [Read more...]

Bylenok Wins Backwaters Press Prize in Poetry for 2021

Dr. Laura Bylenok, Assistant Professor of English and current coordinator of UMW's Creative Writing program, has just been announced by the University of Nebraska Press as the winner of the Backwaters Press Prize in Poetry for 2021. The book based on her manuscript Living Room will be published in the fall of 2022. For more information, see the University of Nebraska Press's announcement. … [Read more...]

’18 Alum Alexandria Riker Publishes Story

Congratulations to alumna Alexandria Riker ’18! Alexandria’s dystopian horror short story “Weighing In” was just published in The Yard: Crime Blog online magazine. Alexandria is a December 2018 magna cum laude graduate who majored in English: Creative Writing and studied under Dr. Warren Rochelle and participated in his study abroad program in 2018 at Bangor University in Wales, UK. … [Read more...]

Creative Writing Graduate Alexandria Riker Publishes First Short Story

Alexandria Riker just published her first short story "Coming  Home" in the online magazine The Literary Garden, Issue 4 and can be read online. A December 2018 magna cum laude graduate, Alexandria was an English: Creative Major who worked with Professor Warren Rochelle and was part of the study abroad program that he led in the summer of 2018 at Bangor University in Wales, UK. … [Read more...]

2020 Graduate Krista Beucler Publishes First Short Story

Krista Beucler '20 recently published her first short story, a piece that originated in her first creative writing class at the University of Mary Washington with Professor Warren Rochelle. Krista completed her degree this spring with a major in English: Creative Writing and minors in Spanish and Museum Studies. While at UMW, Krista was the recipient of the Laurie Mansell Reich '79 and Henry E. Reich Jr. Scholarship and was a finalist for the Barbara Thomas Phillips Creative Writing Scholarship. Krista was the Editor-in-Chief for Issue 7.2 of the Rappahannock Review, the literary journal published by the University of Mary Washington. Working with Professor Rochelle as her advisor, Beucler's graduated in Spring 2020 with departmental Honors by completing the Honors project "Introduction to the Publishing Industry." Krista's story "Rooks Mate for Life" is available online in From Whispers to Roars: An Arts & Literary Magazine, Vol. 3, Issue 1. … [Read more...]

Rochelle Publishes Short Story

Professor of English Warren Rochelle recently published his short story “Mirrors” in Once Upon a Green Rose, edited by Michon Neal and released from Cuil Press. … [Read more...]

Rochelle Story Accepted for Publication

Professor Warren Rochelle's story “Mirrors,” a gay-themed retelling of “Beauty and the Beast,” was accepted by Cuilpress and will be published in their forthcoming queering romance anthology So You Think You Know Love? … [Read more...]