Meaghan Mulholland

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Meaghan Mulholland's stories have appeared in Playboy, Five Chapters, Post Road, and National Geographic Traveler, among other publications. She has been awarded a Creative Writing Fulbright Fellowship to Italy, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, and a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference work-study scholarship, and has a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas. She is currently at work on a novel and a collection of short stories. 

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News: 3/24/15 -- I'm happy to have a new short story, "Someday All This Could Be Yours," in the Spring 2015 issue of storySouth.

1/13/15 --
Meant to post this over the holidays
: I was glad to contribute to another of Giuseppe Taurino's wonderful blog posts for "Bourbon and Milk," over at American Short Fiction -- this time, he asked asked five writer-parents to identify and write about “crappy” parents in literature, and five non-parents to chime in on “exemplary” ones. Some wonderful insights here... Check out the post!

News: 11/04/14 -- Another story of mine, "The Same River," is online along with some gorgeous other pieces on The Account, a wonderful new journal founded and edited by my friend, the poet and essayist Tyler Mills. It's a beautiful site, and each poem/essay/story includes a brief account by the author. As the site says: "An account of a specific work traces its art--through texts and world--while giving voice to the artist's approach. The literary/art market's tidal wave can tend to engulf the maker's account of the work. We believe that an account can restore the relationship between artist and aesthetic."

News: 11/04/14 -- Thrilled to have a new story, "Aqua Vitae" on the wonderful FiveChapters this week! This is the title story from the linked collection I am very close to completing (!), and I'm so glad for the chance to be up on 5C again.

12/26/13 -- Happy to learn that my story "The Long Life Hotel" has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize!

News: 12/26/13 -- Meant to post this earlier: I had the pleasure of contributing to Giuseppe Taurino's "Bourbon and Milk," a series of blog posts about writing and parenthood over at American Short Fiction. You can read "Profitable Forgetting," about dealing with cliche, here

News: 10/23/13 -- Thrilled to share my first new story since becoming a mother, "The Long Life Hotel," up now on At Length. Also so pleased that my short piece "Novitiate" is up at Post Road, part of the Guest Folio edited by the amazing Elizabeth Graver. For Post Road, I was asked to write a short (500 word) piece inspired by the issue's cover art, a sculpture called "Passage de la Tour." You can read Elizabeth's lovely introduction to the Folio here.

News: 09/12/13 -- After some major life changes in the past year and a bit of a forced hiatus, I'm thrilled to have a new story coming soon in At Length, and a poem, "Novitiate," appearing as part of the Guest Folio in the latest issue of Post Road--both are wonderful publications that I'm honored to be a part of. Back in the saddle again...

News: 04/09/12 -- I've been offered a summer residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Hoping to use this gift of time and creative space to put the finishing touches on the final revision of what I've come to call my "Sicily novel." 

News: 04/09/12 -- I'm honored to have a new story, "Only Small Things," forthcoming in the May issue of Meridian.

News: 06/20/11 -- New story in Five Chapters this week!

News: 06/09/11 -- This fall I will be the recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. The residency promises to be an inspiring and challenging experience, and I am very much looking forward to it. To learn more about this amazing Colony, which in its hundred-year-history has supported the work of thousands of artists, click here.

News: 05/31/11 -- Just learned I was awarded a "waitership" at this summer's Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. This recent piece in the Huffington Post by former BL waiter Ru Freeman has gotten me excited...

News: 09/08/10 -- I'm thrilled to announce that my short story "Woman, Fire and the Sea" will appear in the October issue of Playboy as winner of their 2010 College Fiction Contest. The magazine has a long tradition of publishing great fiction, from writers like Nabokov, Marquez, Updike, Vonnegut, Denis Johnson...The issue hits the newsstands September 17th.