Recent Graduate Student Success Stories
Sullivan ‘14 published “The Sharer” in Dark Matter Literary Journal.
Stephanie Flood ‘14
has published the short story “Dedication” in The Story Shack.
Katie Johanesen ‘13
has the poem “Fast Forward” forthcoming in Zaum
Jesse Valencia ‘13
publishes articles about music in the Phoenix
Ben McClendon ‘12 is a current instructor
for the Writing Program. He has published “Jimmy” in Indiana Review, “Modern History” Chautauqua
Literary Journal, “Oracular” The
Minutiae, “Hypothetical #6” Redivider, Hazards of Perpetual Motion” Yemmassee “Experiment #4,” and “[Fear of
Touch],” “Goodnight, Wesley Crusher,” in
Toad Suck Review “Anxiety of
Immolation,” in Cæsura, “In Case of
Unrest,” in RATTLE,
“Inconsequential,” in The Chariton Review,
“Revolutionary Hymns,” The Chariton
Review. He has recently been
accepted to a doctoral program to continue his creative writing studies.
Lis Venetiou ‘12
is a current instructor for the Writing Program. She has interviewed local
artists and written and The Artist's Profile in Northern Arizona Mountain Living Magazine for the October and
December issues of 2012 as well as January, February, March and April of 2013.
Brian Anderson ‘12
published an essay in Prick of the Spindle.
He currently attends PhD in creative writing program at Oklahoma State
Khara House, ‘11 recently published, The
Atomy, Four Ties Lit Review, Bluestem, Enhance, Bolts of Silk, Red River
Review, and The Faircloth Review. She is currently working as the Assistant
Property Manager for a local apartment property, a job that has been uniquely
prepared for by the experience of working in the NAU University Writing
Program. She hosts several writing challenges through her blog, and works as a
Bo Schwabacher, ‘11, currently teaches
creative writing at the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy.
Mark Gula ‘10 is a current lecturer/technical writing. He was
awarded an Elizabeth George Foundation artistic grant for unpublished
fiction writers, poets, and emerging playwrights in the amount of $10,200 to
cover his living expenses for the summer of 2013.
Brian Malnes ‘10
attends the University of Lousiana in pursuit of his doctoral degree in
literature with an emphasis in creative writing.
Brooke Wonders’ (’08) Brooke Wonders’ fabulist fiction has appeared in
Clarkesworld, Electric Velocipede, and Monkeybicycle, among others; her
creative nonfiction can be found in Brevity: A Journal of Concise Nonfiction.
She was a finalist in the fourth quarter of Writers of the Future 2012 and is a
graduate of Clarion UCSD 2011. Recent awards include the Anne Hopewell Selby
Award for her literary criticism and the Goodnow Award in Prose for her
creative nonfiction. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of
Illinois at Chicago. In her spare time, she blogs at girlwonders.com.
Siskonen’s (‘08) swork has recently appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Alice Blue
Review, Word Riot and Spork. Her poetry chapbook, Turbulence, is forthcoming
from Dancing Girl Press in the spring of 2013.
’06 writes for Jason Dick writes for
Roll Call—a well-known political journal.