More Team UoG Successes!

7 Apr

The publications keep on coming for students here at UoG.  We’re going to need to hire a blogger to specifically handle this aspect of their achievements – that’s how good these writers are.  We currently have four to announce, and the lull over Easter break seemed the time to do so.  First up, MA student Senja Andrejevic has placed her story, ‘Half,’ (a poignant piece about blood ties and loyalty, developed on our MA 7101 module) with the Lampeter Review, where it will appear in issue 12.

TLRlogoThe magazine has previously published David Vann, Rachel Trezise, and our own Phil Bowne.  Speaking of Phil, he’s at it again: this time he’s placed his latest story (developed on our HM6101 module) with Work magazine.  The piece is a gripping exploration of bullying and misogyny in the workplace.

stroud short stories image 2Phil has also placed in the latest Stroud Short Stories Competition, along with MA student Rod Griffiths.  The pair fended off fierce competition from nearly 100 entries, and will be appearing at the reading event at Stroud Valleys Artspace on April 19th.  Last but not least, 2nd year student Reece McCormack will have his work appearing in a prestigious paperback anthology – more on that shortly!

Just to show that our Creative Writing tutors aren’t being outdone by their talented students, lecturer and BA Course Leader Tyler Keevil had good news recently: his short story collection, Burrard Inlet, has been longlisted for the Edgehill Short Story Award 2015, alongside the likes of Hilary Mantel, A.L. Kennedy, and Rose Tremaine.  The shortlist will be announced in May – so fingers crossed for Tyler until then.