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Harvey, Kerstetter Selected for Best American Essays 2013

Two essays, one by Ashland MFA faculty member Steven Harvey and one by alum Jon Kerstetter, will be featured in Best American Essays 2013, the long-running series published by Houghton Mifflin Books and edited by Robert Atwan.

The award-winning essays were first published in River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, housed in Ashland University's MFA Program. Steven Harvey is an honored graduate faculty member in the Ashland MFA, and Jon Kerstetter is a 2011 Ashland MFA graduate who was a combat physician and flight surgeon for the U.S. Army and who completed three combat tours in Iraq.

Bestselling author Cheryl Strayed (Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail), the guest editor of the 2013 Best American Essays, chose Harvey's and Kerstetter's work from among the many hundreds of entries that Atwan and she reviewed this year. Strayed is one of four writers who will visit the Ashland University MFA Summer Residency in 2013.

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Calls for Submissions - April 2013

Each month, the Ashland MFA Program receives calls for submissions and contest deadlines, which it publicizes in its monthly newsletter. Listed below are this month's calls for submissions, in order of deadlines, where posted.

Sixfold Call for Submissions

Deadline to enter April 23 | $1000, $200, $100 prize for short story and poems
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Loraine Williams Poetry Prize

The Georgia Review is excited to announce the inaugural Loraine Williams Poetry Prize---$1,000 and publication in The Georgia Reviewfor a single poem, originally written in English and never before published either in print or online. The submission period is 1 April 2013–15 May 2013, with the winning poem to be announced on 15 August 2013 and published in the Spring 2014 issue. Poems may be submitted online or by po…