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Jacqueline Doyle’s Book Prize

Another fine award reaches one of Arroyo‘s own! Jacqueline Doyle (Issue Two) recently won the Spring 2016 Black River Chapbook Competition for her collection of short fiction, titled The Missing Girl. These “haunting, evocative stories” were selected from a list of finalists that included other fiction writers as well as poets. We anticipate reading Doyle’s work with much excitement!

The Missing Girl is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press next September.

Christopher Buckley’s Newest Collection

Autumn continues to be an exciting time for past Arroyo contributors: Christopher Buckley, a California poet, has released a new collection of poems titled Star Journal! Buckley has been praised by the Library Journal as a “unique poetic voice, a sort of breathless, long-sentenced style that is gripping and captivating.” Compiled from his work of over thirty years, Star Journal is published by University of Pittsburgh Press and is available now on Amazon!


Michelle Ross’ Fiction Award

Another Arroyo contributor receives high praise for her craft! This time, it is Michelle Ross (Issue Eight). Her short fiction collection, There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You, won Moon City Press’ 2016 Short Fiction Prize last month. Readers can expect to see this book published next spring, with an AWP debut at Washington, D.C. We are looking forward to it!

You can see the full list of finalists at Moon City Press’ announcement page.

We had mistaken Ross’ There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You as a short story when it is, in actuality, a short fiction collection. This has since been corrected and we apologize for the confusion.