Athena Sasso

August 23, 2010

Congratulations to Athena Sasso (WIP ’08 – ’10) whose short story “The Account in Question” was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s April 2010 contest (Honorable Mention). Her flash fiction piece “Made Me Look” will be published in the 30.1 issue of Existere Journal of Arts and Literature, Fall 2010/Winter 2011.
Congrats, Athena!


Sanderia Smith

June 4, 2010

Congratulations to Sanderia Smith (WIP ’05 and ’10) whose short story “SNCC Workers” appears in the Spring 2010 Issue of  Mythium: The Journal of Contemporary Literature.

Congrats, Sanderia!


Angie Jones

April 30, 2010

Congrats to Angie Jones for winning the Writers Alliance of Gainesville Poetry Contest!

This spring, Angie Jones, Eckerd’s Advancement Communications Assistant and Creative Writing/Film Studies student in PEL, was awarded First Place in the Writers Alliance of Gainesville Poetry Contest. Her prizewinning poem “At the Crossing”—which had been workshopped with Professor Emeritus Peter Meinke at the 2009 Writers in Paradise conference—appeared in the 2010 Bacopa anthology and is forthcoming in Eckerd Review. For further information about the Gainesville organization and its annual writers’ contest, you may visit http://wagainesville.wordpress.com/.


Bobby Sauro

January 5, 2010

WIP Alumnus, Bobby Sauro, has a story, “My Body Does Not Float”  featured in the January 2010 issue of the online literary journal elimae. You can check out his story here.

Congrats, Bobby!


Nicole Roberge

November 13, 2009

Congrats to WIP Alumna Nicole Roberge. Nicole’s memoir, HANG IN THERE, WHEREVER “THERE” IS, will be published in 2010 by Chipmunka Publishing.  Based in London, the publisher focuses on both factual and creative literature dealing with mental health disorders.

Congrats, Nicole!


Tamara Linse

October 30, 2009

WIP Alumna, Tamara Linse (’08), will have her short story, “The Body Animal,” appear in the Spring 2010 Issue of Talking River.

You can see the rest of Tamara’s recent publications on her new website.

Congrats, Tamara!


Karina Berg Johansson

October 15, 2009

Congratulations to Karina Berg Johansson (WIP ’08, ’09) who has just sold the rights to the novel she was working on during the 2009 Writers in Paradise conference. Synvilla in Swedish, or Delusion in English, will be published in Swedish as a YA novel by the Swedish publisher Rabén & Sjögren in the fall of 2010.

Karina was also selected for “Best Of” her 2009 novel workshop with Dennis Lehane and an excerpt of her novel appears in Sabal Vol 4.

Congrats, Karina!


Jack Vanek

October 2, 2009

Former conference participant Jack Vanek’s book of poetry, HEART MURMURS, can now be purchased on Amazon and from Borders.

Check it out and enjoy!


Lori Roy

July 14, 2009

Congratulations to WIP Alumna Lori Roy (’06, ’08, ’09).  Lori was recently signed by literary agent Jenny Bent at The Bent Agency. Her novel, BENT ROAD, was bought at auction by Denise Roy at Dutton. BENT ROAD is slated for publication in 2010.

In addition to attending Writers in Paradise, Lori has also studied at the Solstice Summer Writers’ Conference at Pine Manor College.

Congrats, Lori!!!


Angie Jones

June 19, 2009

Congrats to Angie Jones (WIP ’06, ’08, ’09) whose free-verse poem “Berry Picking” and personal essay “A Test of Love” appeared in the 2009 Eckerd Review.

Angie will also have the opportunity to serve as a PEL student representative on the Editorial Board of the 2010 Eckerd Review, the literary review of Eckerd College.

Congrats, Angie!


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