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Baker, Travis Jan. 2013
  • Play, One Blue Tarp, was named 2013 Best Play from Maine in the Clauder New England Playwrights Competition
Belden, Chris Jan. 2011
  • Short story, “The Woodpecker Problem” won 3rd place in the Sixfold fiction contest.
  • Essay, “Inside Words: How to Teach Writing in Prison,” won the 2013 Bechtel Prize, judged by Susan Orlean
  • Short story, “The Finger,” won 2nd Place in the Sixfold summer fiction contest
Carvalko, Joe Jan. 2011
 Chesbro, James M.  July 2011
  • Essay, “The Return of the Prodigal Father,” named a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2015
  • “Notes on a Private History of Awe” was selected as a finalist for the Iron Horse Literary Review Trifecta contest
  • Essay, “Overtime,” named a Notable Essay in The Best American Sports Writing 2014
  • Essay, “From the Rust and Sawdust,” named a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2014 
  • Essay, “Night Running,” named a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2012
Cook, Larue  July 2015
DeLarm-Neri, Jeanne Jan. 2012
  • Poem, “Ghost Soldiers Find Picnic Children,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize
Halloran, Colin D. Jan. 2012
Hamilton, Matthew Jan. 2013
 Hilts, Elizabeth  Jan. 2011
  • Essay, “March 18, 1972,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize
 Kastner, Lisa  July 2012
  • Novel, Keeper of Lost Things, was shortlisted in the fiction category of the William Faulkner Words and Wisdom Award
  • Memoir, Breathe, was a semi-finalist in the non-fiction category of the William Faulkner Words and Wisdom Award
Koubek, Christine Jan. 2013
 Lide, Mary  July 2015
  • Essay, “Chewing Gardens,” was a semi-finalist in Hippocampus Magazine’s 2015 “Remember in November” Contest
 Mosely, Annabelle Jan. 2011
  • Named 2014 Long Island Poet of the Year by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Board of Trustees, one of the highest regional honors for poets on Long Island—the award honors excellence in poetry writing and teaching
Nacker, Sally Jan. 2013
  • Vireo was a semifinalist in the Crab Orchard Review’s Poetry Series for her collection
  • Vireo received an Honorable Mention for The Wayfarer: A Journal of Contemplative Literature Book Prize
 Polsgrove, Fred  Jan. 2015
  • Flash fiction, “Highway 61,” was the 42nd Literary Award Winner for Flash Fiction at New Millennium Writings 
Shaffer, Christine Jan. 2011
  • Won the Time and Place Prize, which includes a paid one-month stay in France to work on her writing
Sleeper, Sarah July 2012
  • Short story, “A Few Innocuous Lines,” was an Honorable Mention in Writer’s Digest’s Fiction Contest
  • Poem, “Dogs of Ecuador,” was longlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize.
St. Jean, Heidi July 2012
  • Poem, “The Surrealistic Dream of the Synesthete,” was an Honorable Mention in the Maine Media and College Workshop contest, and was displayed as part of the Maine Media Gallery’s Spring 2014 exhibition on Dreams
  • Poem, “The Lawrence Tree,” won Third Prize in the 2013 Al Savard Memorial Poetry Competition, sponsored by the Connecticut Poetry Society
  • Recipient of the 2013 Fairfield University M.F.A. in Creative Writing Academic Achievement Award
Wise, J.G.C. July 2014