Wednesday, December 11, 2013

TC Friends Awarded 2014 NEA Fellowships

Third Coast extends a hearty congratulations to former Fiction Editor Melinda Moustakis (author of the Flannery O'Connor Award-winning collection Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories) and Spring 2013 contributor Andrew Brininstool ("Big Eyes, Wide Smiles," Issue 37), who are among 38 writers to receive a 2014 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.  

Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Andrew is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Houston. His work has appeared in BarrelhouseFive Chapters, the Tin House blog, and Best New American Voices 2010. His stories have also received the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award from Mid-American Review and the Editors’ Prize from /nor. In 2007, Andrew traveled to Mississippi to interview Barry Hannah at his home in Oxford. You can read that interview here.

Melinda Moustakis earned her PhD in Fiction from WMU in 2011. She has been named a "5 Under 35" author by the National Book Foundation and a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University. Melinda hails from Alaska and currently lives just around the corner in Austin, Texas.

Andrew serves as an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing program at Stephen F. Austin State University.  His story collection Crude Sketches Done in Quick Succession will be published by Queen's Ferry Press in early 2015. He is at work on a novel, and seeking representation. 

Issue 37 can be purchased here. Congratulations to Melinda and Andrew and all of the 2014 NEA Fellows and grant recipients!  

Photos by E. Stinson and C. Crafton

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Spring 2013 Issue Is Here!

Our Spring 2013 issue is here! 

Michael Marberry                                              
Mark Neely                 
Rebecca Hazelton                                                      
Anne Dyer Stuart     
Max Somers             
Allic Rennie               
Maggie Schwed      
Jerrold Yam           
Claudia McQuistion          
Michael Homolka                
Tara Bray                                          
Russel Swensen                            
John Withee                                            
Ruth Williams                                        
Charlie Clark                                  
Jennifer Perrine                                  
Jenny Xie                                              
dawn lonsinger                                  
Lee Upton                                             
Tara Mae Mulroy                                    
Benjamin Sutton                                    
Jeffrey Morgan                                         
Katie Jean Shinkle*                                   
Brian Sneeden                                          

Greg Schutz                                               
Andrew Brininstool                                  
H.M. Downs                                               
Katie Cortese                                             

Elissa Washuta                                          
Robert Long Foreman                               
Lauren Trembath-Neuberger                    
Aaron Gilbreath                                          

Stephen Guttierez                                
Amber L. Tselios                                     

*Katie Jean Shinkle's name was misspelled on her poem. We apologize for the error.