October, 2011

Hi Fifth Wednesdayarians: I just sat down with Ana Castillo, who will be our third author in our Taking the Fifth series. She joins the ranks of Stephen Dixon and Elizabeth Strout, whose interview is going to be pub’d in the upcoming issue of Fifth Wednesday, set to drop in November. For me this is […]

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Editor’s Prize and Guest Editors!

Fifth Wednesday is happy to announce both the winners of the 2011 Editor’s Prize as well as the guest editors for our Spring 2012 issue. First, let’s get to the winners… Poetry: Winner: “Alphabet of Eels” by Norman Lock Published in the Fall 2010 edition of Fifth Wednesday, “Alphabet of Eels” was selected by judge […]

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No Horizons: The Post-MFA Blues

Earlier this week, Erin wrote about how she ended up in grad school for creative writing. Today, Katherine talks about what happens after your MFA time is over and real life sets in. So, Vern, our fearless leader, asked us to write about how we ended up here in Chicago being all literary and scholared. […]

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Coming to Chicago: How on Earth Did I End Up Getting An MFA?

Until about halfway through junior year of college, my motto was, “I am never going to graduate school.” I studied English, with a concentration in creative writing, and when I told friends and relatives my major they always asked one of two questions: Are you going to teach? And… Where are you applying for grad […]

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