Her short story collection will be published in 2013, followed shortly by her debut novel, tentatively entitled Marjorie Celona studied writing at the University of Victoria and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow and recipient of the Ailene Barger Barnes Prize for Excellence in the Short Story.
Her stories have appeared in Sarah finds much of her writing inspiration in the creeks, hills, and train tracks around where she grew up in Huntington, West Virginia.
In 2019, she was also awarded a Desert Nights Teaching Fellowship. She has an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from the University of Oregon. She was a winner of the 2015 Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest, and a 2016 AWP Intro Award. He is at work on a book of personal essays about cemeteries and burial grounds that explores where we place and how we remember the dead. Chelsea Biondolillo has a dual MFA in creative writing and environmental studies from the University of Wyoming.
Vitalsey has an MFA from Arizona State University, and is currently working on her first novel. Her writing and research have been supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation, and the W. In 2012, she was an NSF-funded Think Write Publish communication fellow, and in 2014 she was awarded the Carter Prize for the Essay from Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador in 1990.
The Stanford Creative Writing Program’s students are diverse in style and experience, with talent and seriousness the true common denominators.
To be a Stegner Fellow: Fellowships include a living stipend.The Stegner workshop is a course in literary fiction, not in science fiction/mystery, and all manuscripts are therefore judged as literature.Can I submit work that has been previously published? Can I submit creative nonfiction, memoir, or a screenplay that I have written? We only offer fellowships in poetry and fiction so a submission in other genres will limit the applicant’s chances of receiving the fellowship.Yes, if you feel it is the work that best represents you as a writer. Can I submit a manuscript or writing sample in a language other than English?No; the Stegner fellowship program focuses on English fiction and poetry.When he was nine, he migrated to the United States.He is a Canto Mundo fellow and has received scholarships from Breadloaf, Napa Valley, Squaw Valley, and VONA writer's conferences.Submit whatever work you feel best represents you as a writer.Is publication required for submission of an application? No; please do not send us TOEFL or any other test scores. Do I need to have letters of recommendation or transcripts sent? You may format poetry manuscripts however you feel best represents the poetry you are submitting.To enhance our strong program in creative writing, the Department of English established the Olive B. This annual fellowship is designed to support writers completing their first books.It provides a generous stipend, office space, and an intellectual community for the recipients, who spend one academic year at Colgate.