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Proud to Be Contributor Adreon Publishes Memoir on Korean War

Korean War Veteran and Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors contributor Leonard Adreon released his memoir Hilltop Doc: A Marine Corpsman Fighting Through the Mud and Blood of the Korean War.

More information about Hilltop Doc can be found at

Poet Angie Macri’s work featured in Henderson State University show

Angie Macri’s work will be featured in the “Nasty Woman” exhibit at Russell Fine Arts Gallery at Henderson State University, opening March 1.


Click here for more information about the exhibit.

2016 Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction and Mighty River Short Story Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners and finalists for the 2016 fiction contests.

Mighty River Short Story Contest
In the Jungle
Jeremy Griffin, Myrtle Beach, SC

Resurrecting Grandma
Paula Younger, Denver, CO

Colin Brezicki, Niagra on the Lake, Ontario

Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest
“Frayed Cords and Pink Underwear”
Shannon Sweetnam, Lake Forest, IL

“Back on the River”
Rick Donahoe, Yellow Springs, OH

“Love Seat”
Maryna Ajaja, Seattle, WA

Winners will be published in Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley, 17.1.

Welcoming new Director, James Brubaker

As of December 31, 2016, the University Press’s founder, Dr. Susan Swartwout, will be happily retired from the University and University Press.

Our new director will be Dr. James Brubaker, James  is the author of a book of short stories, Liner Notes, a short volume of pilot episodes for fictional television shows, Pilot Season, Black Magic Death Sphere: (Science) Fictions (which won the 2014 Pressgang Prize), and a number of short stories. His website is

Welcome, James!

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New Releases

Telling My Father

By James Crews

2016 Winner of the Cowles Poetry Book Prize

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Faulkner and Hurston

By Edited by Christopher Rieger and Andrew B. Leiter

Faulkner and Hurston is a collection of literary criticism from the 2014 Faulkner/Hurston Conference at Southeast Missouri State University. Faulkner and Hurston is Volume Five in Southeast’s Faulkner Conference Series.

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Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 5

By Edited by Susan Swartwout

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 5 presents essays, fiction, poetry, interviews, and photography by military-service personnel, veterans, and their families.

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Gifts of Oneself: Art and Writings by James H. Hamby

By Roxanne Dunn and Robert W. Hamblin (Editors), Compiled by Roy Dawson

James Harold “Jim” Hamby was a football coach at Southeast Missouri State University and a brilliant, very popular professor of philosophy at Southeast from 1968 until his death in 1986 at the age of fifty-five. He studied birds, taught himself the art of watercolors, and gave more than 300 of his beautiful and detailed creations to other faculty and friends.

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Featured Author

Brad Aaron Modlin

Everyone at This Party Has Two Names

Brad Aaron Modlin earned his MFA from Bowling Green State and his PhD from Ohio University. His poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have appeared in Denver Quarterly, The Florida Review, Indiana Review, DIAGRAMRiver TeethFourth Genre, and others.  Everyone at This Party has Two Names is the winner of the Cowles Poetry Book Prize.

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