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Books, Awards, Etc.

Sarah Diamond Burroway

Still: The Journal, “Crows” (poem) — Contest Finalist
Keeping Traditions, (play) Produced on “4 From the Bluegrass” program in Lexington, KY. Directed by Tim X. Davis and produced by BCTC Theatre. (June 2018)

Tasha Cotter

Some Churches (Gold Wake Press), book of poetry 
That Bird Your Heart (Finishing Line Press), poetry chapbook
Girl in the Cave (TreeLight Books: 2016 anthology) poetry chapbook
Torch (Delphi Poetry Series, Blue Lyra Press 2016) chapbook

Rebecca Daff

“Lactose Intolerance” won the 2013 Licking Valley Writers Contest (short story)

Earl P. Dean

Orschy’s Gift is Five Bright Stars, a spec fic zine

Lindsey S. Frantz

The Upworld (Line by Lion Publications) (Summer 2017) novel

Deana Nantz Hays

Fits of Wrath & Irony (Finishing Line Press), poetry chapbook

Russell Helms

The Ground Catches Everything (2015, Roundfire Books) novel
Famine (2016, forthcoming, Knut House Press) novel

Libby Falk Jones

Above the Eastern Treetops, Blue (Finishing Line Press), poetry chapbook

Markus Jones

How the Butcher Bird Finds Her Voice (Five Oaks Press) (Spring 2017), novel
“Cindy and Jack and the Town Drunks,” semi-finalist for the Tillie Olson Short Story Award (2017)
“The Aftermath of Diagnoses,” semi-finalist for Annual Brittany Nakes Poetry Award, SI Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2017)

Joey Mau

Subtopian, “Greetings from Haiti” (contest winner)

Jenean McBrearty

Writing Beyond the Self (Vine Leave Press) (nonfiction)

Thomas Miller

Nightrunner (Finalist for the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Award for Socially Engaged Fiction), novel

Bill Mullen

Red Nocturne, Roundfire Books, novel

Laura Nagel

“Planet of One” won 2016 Kentucky Women Writer’s Conference award for fiction

Parker Ashley Owens

Gnome Harvest, (orginially Double Dragon Press) self published, novel
Owner of KY Story, publisher of twenty anthologies and six chapbooks

Eliot Parker

Making Arrangements (Sunstone Press), novel
Breakdown at Clear River (Mid-Atlantic Highlands Press), novel
Fragile Brilliance (Roundfire Books) novel
–2016 finalist for the Lords of Discipline Thriller Prize (part of the Pat Conroy Book Prize)
–Bronze Award from National Literary Habitat Organization for mystery/thriller writing
Recipient of the West Virginia Award for Literary Merit, 2016

Deri Pryor

“Saving Lives, Saving Myself” received 3rd place in MCTC Essay Contest, (essay)
“Rico Suave” recieved 1st Place in MCTC Essay Contest, (essay)
“Dance of the Saturday Father” recieved 1st Place in MCTC Poetry Contest, (poem)

Christopher Rowe

Sandstorm: A Forgotten Realms Novel (Wizards of the Coast), novel
Bittersweet Creek and Other Stories (Small Beer Press), short story collection

Kristen Ruggles

Sagebrush Review, “Honey” (story), Editor’s Choice Contest Winner

Whitnee Thorp

Kintsukuroi, placed 3rd in the South Dakota Poetry Society’s chapbook contest, poetry chapbook
Cicurate, won the South Dakota Poetry Society’s chapbook contest, poetry chapbook
–Director on the board of directors for the South Dakota Poetry Society

Brian Tucker

The Scary, Gray Shark (Black Rose Writing, 2020), children’s book
Beach Poems (Independent printing, 2019), poetry chapbook
Pokeweed: An Illustrated Historical Novella (Black Rose Writing, 2018), novella
Swimming the Echo (eLectio Publishing, 2017), novel
Wheelman (Vox Dei-first printing, 2016, Independent-second printing, 2017), novel
Baptisms & Dogs: Stories (Independent printing, 2014), short story collection
–2012 Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature Finalist

Phillip Wentirine

Recipient of Fulbright Scholarship to Portugal
–Cultural ambassador for the US by teaching humanities and chronicling stories about local customs
Recipient of Bonnie Plummer Scholarship
–To study creative writing in Portugal during residency and the Disquiet Literary Conference
A Search for Cheap Wine, self-published Amazon anthology, mixed genre

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