2011 Scholarship recipients:D.H. Lawrence Fellow: Darlin' Neal, Orlando FL
Hispanic Writer Award: Richard Vargas, Albuquerque, NM
Native Writer Award: Monty J. Little, Santa Fe, NM
Taos Resident Award: Linda Michel-Cassidy, Arroyo Seco, NM
Leo Love Merit Scholarship in Poetry: Cedar Brant, Missoula, MT
Leo Love Merit Scholarship in Prose: Emma Rainey, Farifiled, IA
Darlin' Neal is currently an assistant professor in the MFA program at The University of Central Florida and Fiction Editor of the Florida Review; however, she spent her childhood traveling around New Mexico, where she attended 13 different grade schools. She is the author of the short story collections, Rattlesnakes and The Moon (Press 53, March 2010) and the forthcoming, Elegant Punk (Press 53, 2012). Her stories have appeared in The Southern Review, Shenandoah, Puerto del Sol, Smokelong Quarterly, Eleven Eleven, The Rio Grande Review, The Best of The Web Anthology and many other magazines. Her fiction and nonfiction have been nominated numerous times for the Pushcart Prize. In her post at The University of Central Florida, she also serves as faculty advisor to UCF's undergraduate literary arts magazine, The Cypress Dome, and for The Writers in The Sun Reading Series which brings in writers of national caliber each semester.
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