Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Suzanne McConnell's stories have appeared in The Saint Ann's Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Green Mountains Review, The Fiddlehead, and elsewhere. An excerpt from her recently competed first novel, Fence of Earth, won second prize in So to Speak's 2008 fiction contest. Suzanne McConnell is the Fiction Editor for The Bellevue Literary Review.
Roberta Allens lyrical novel, The Dreaming Girl, follows one of the richest and most common of plots: Two people meet, fall in love, and either remain together or part.
I was a student of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and we remained in touch from those years until his death. Vonnegut was not famous, when he taught there.