Dress Blues Press, founded by Robert Atwood ('22 W)
Current student Robert Atwood founded Dress Blues Press and its Online Journal of Military Experience, "dedicated to the brave men and women who have served our country in times of war and peace," along with current student Brent Atkinson ('22) and alumnx Christy Parrott ('11). Learn more at dressbluespress.org.
"Of Gnats and Longing," by Rosanna Gargiulo ('17 W)
Rosanna Gargiulo's short CNF piece "Of Gnats and Longing" (as R.S. Wynn) was published in Guesthouse volume 3 in April 2019. It was nominated for Best of the Net in September 2018 and a Pushcart Prize in December 2019, and it received an honorable mention in the 45th New Millennium Writing Awards in July 2018. Learn more about Rosanna at The Maine Review.
"You're Going to Be OK," by Rosanna Gargiulo ('17 W)
"Basement Miracles," by Rosanna Gargiulo ('17 W)
Rosanna Gargiulo's short story "Basement Miracles" (as R.S. Wynn) was published in Pithead Chapel in January 2018. It was the winner of Pithead Chapel's Larry Brown Short Story Award in December 2017, the Longform “fiction pick of the week” for January 4, 2018, and a finalist for the 45th New Millennium Writing Awards in July 2018. Learn more about Rosanna at The Maine Review.
The Wrong Kind of Woman, by Sarah McCraw Crow ('20 W)
The Wrong Kind of Woman, by Sarah McCraw Crow, was published by MIRA/HarperCollins in October 2020. Learn more about Sarah at sarahmccrawcrow.com.
"The Ghosts of Takahiro Okyo," by Donald Quist ('13 W)
Quist's short story "The Ghosts of Takahiro Okyo" was published by the Hunger Mountain journal of the arts in December 2012. The piece was runner-up for the Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize in 2011.
Now I'm a Bird, by Sue Ganz-Schmitt ('19 WCYA)
Sue Ganz-Schmitt reads from Now I'm a Bird (Albert Whitman & Co., 2020) at a WCYA Book Birthday Party event on October 14, 2020. The book was inspired by her trip to the Bath Spa/Oxford residency during her time at VCFA, and she worked on it with her faculty advisor, Tom Birdseye.
No Vacancy, by Tziporah Cohen ('15 WCYA)
Tziporah Cohen reads from No Vacancy (Groundwood Books, 2020) at a WCYA Book Birthday Party event on September 16, 2020. Cohen started the book during her second semester with Sarah Ellis, and it was part of her creative thesis.