Julie Wittes Schlack’s (Nonfiction, June 2013) debut novel, Burning and Dodging, will be released in December 2021, and is now available for preorder from Black Rose Writing. Danielle Legros Georges (MFA Program Director) has been awarded a PEN […]

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Cambridge Common Writers is thrilled to return to our Spotlight series for National Hispanic Heritage Month! Join us as we speak with some of our Hispanic alums about their writing journeys during the Lesley MFA program and beyond. […]
Olivia Thomes (Poetry, June 2019) is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hare’s Paw Literary Journal, and she has published an inaugural issue this month. Michael Mercurio (Poetry, January 2017) has a poem, “Before I lived in this house […]

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By Mariya Taher (Fiction, June 2016) I graduated from my MFA program in 2016 with the hope that I would apply my sharpened creative writing skills in characterization, point of view, plot and structure towards composing my historical […]
Sara Farizan’s (WFYP, January 2012) YA novel, If You Could Be Mine, has been listed by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best YA books of all time. KB Ballantine (Poetry, June 2017) has a poem “One […]
Mary Ann Honaker (Poetry, June 2016) has two new poems out: “Wisconsin Hunters Kill Over 200 Wolves in Less Than Three Days” in Poets Reading the News and “Catalogue of Melancholia” in Nixes Mate. Deborah Sosin (Nonfiction, January […]
Liz Shick’s (Fiction, January 2019) novel, The Golden Land, has been awarded the 2021 AWP Prize for the Novel and will be published by New Issues Press.  Olivia Thomes (Poetry, June 2019) is launching a new online publication, Hare’s […]
Julie Cyr (Poetry, January 2017) has a poem “Me, Suckling” in the new issue of The Ekphrastic Review. Pam Petro (Nonfiction, MFA faculty) is interviewed in Nothing in the Rulebook about her forthcoming memoir, The Long Field. Celeste […]

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Listed below are several opportunities for submissions, residence programs, workshops, and awards for BIPOC writers. If you think you or someone you know may be eligible, please check out the links provided. the other side of hope is […]

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Enzo Surin Silon’s (Poetry, 2012) collection from Black Lawrence Press, When My Body Was A Clinched Fist, has been longlisted for the 21st Annual Massachusetts Book Awards in the Poetry category and is a “Must Read.” Steven Cramer’s […]
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