Thursday, May 1, 2014

More success for MA students, graduates

We’re happy to report lots of successes by recent graduates and members of our current cohort on the Creative Writing MA programme at Edinburgh Napier University. 

Recent graduate Georgina Bruce has been published twice by Britain's most celebrated science fiction anthology, Interzone. Her story Wake Up, Phil appeared in the magazine's 250th issue, while Cat World was published in Interzone 246 alongside stories by award-winning writers Aliette de Bodard and Lavie Tidhar. 

Recent graduate Mark Harding has had a story chosen for the prestigious annual anthology, New Writing ScotlandHe originally wrote his short story Remote for an assessment on our Genre Fiction module. This is the third year in succession New Writing Scotland has included a graduate's story - all of them originally written for assessments on the MA.

Two members of our current cohort are already experiencing success outside the course. German student Nina Vedder won the Scottish Book Trust’s 50 Word Fiction Competition for March [you can read her winning entry in the crime-themed contest here]. And US student Alana Tempest-Mitchell had a creative non-fiction piece selected for reading on Glasgow’s Subcity Radio, part of a series linked to the Commonwealth Games.

It's not just graduates and students on the course having success. Our writer in residence, science fiction scribe Ken MacLeod had his latest novel published recently. Descent was written while he has been in residence with our programme [ you can read a sample here].