Ever since our first issue was launched in Fall 2013, Cheat River Review contributors have continued to rack up many publications, prizes, and achievements! Here, we catch up with some of our contributors from Issues 1 and 2.
- Grant Clauser was a guest author at the Sharjah International Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates in November 2014.
- Franklin K.R. Cline’s review of LIFE IN A BOX IS A PRETTY LIFE by Dawn Lundy Martin was published on Woodland Pattern Book Center’s site in February 2015.
- Daniel Davis’ story “Buy One Get One” appears in Headland, and two of his poems appear in The Oddville Press volume 2, issue 4.
- Todd Davis’ poem “The Sound of Sunlight” was published on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor in July 2014. His poem “Fire Supression” was published in The Missouri Review in March 2015.
- Lawrence F. Farrar’s “Where’s Billy?” will be published in Issue 5 of The Lindenwood Review in 2015.
- Gary Fincke was interviewed by Derek Alger in 2014 for Pif Magazine. In 2015, West Virginia University Press published his new short story collection, A Room of Rain, which was a finalist for the 2014 Paterson Fiction Prize.
- Mark Halliday’s essay “Koch and the Fun of Being a Poet” was published in Pleiades and as a Prose Feature on Poetry Daily in 2014. His poems “From a Train Window” and “Notes on Scholar’s Talk” were published in Okey-Panky and he was interviewed by the same journal in 2015.
- Jeremy B. Jones’ craft essay “The Nose Knows: How Smells Can Connect Us to the Past and Lead Us to the Page” was published in Brevity in May 2014. He was interviewed in the Oxford American too.
- Gary McDowell’s third manuscript of poems, Mysteries in a World that Thinks There Are None, won the 2014 Burnside Review Book Award and will be published in 2016. McDowell’s essay “An Eye That Never Closes in Sleep: A Nightbook” received the 2014 Neil Shepard Prize in Creative Nonfiction. His essay ON WHINING has been published in DIAGRAM 15.1.
- John Hoppenthaler’s third book of poetry with Carnegie Mellon University Press, Domestic Garden, has been published.
- Amorak Huey’s debut poetry collection Ha Ha Ha Thump is forthcoming in 2015 from Sundress Publications.
- Steven Sherrill’s novel, Joy, PA has been published by Yellow Shoe Fiction in February 2015
- Erin Elizabeth Smith has five poems in Connotation Press’ March 2015 issue.
- Jessie van Eerden’s essay “Work Ethic” has been published in Ruminate 32 (Summer 2014). She is also the winner of the 2014 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize.
- Nicole Yurcaba won 2nd place in the Poetry Sans Frontieres Contest in 2015 for her poem, “September’s Onslaught.”
Congratulations to all, and we look forward to hearing more from you!
And if you’re going to the #AWP15 conference in Minneapolis, don’t forget to visit us at Table 1426! We will have postcards, pens, and perhaps more swag to share.
Elizabeth Leo and Koh Xin Tian