|More like MFA-ers on fire, am I right?|
If you're in the Chicago area, pick up a copy of today's Chicago Reader and browse through the cover story- the winners of their annual fiction contest. Inside you'll find not one but TWO Roosevelt MFA students, former-GA and megablogger Tim Moore and (also-)former-GA and rhapsodic reviewer Tovah Burstein!
|First Step- the Chicago reader...|
|Next Step- the White House bookshelf.|
The judge of this year's issue, Goldie Goldblum, an accomplished Chicago-based novelist and short story writer, clearly has impeccable taste. Reader culture-editor Tony Adler heaped praise upon Tim's story "goofy-touching" story "Thank God for Facebook!," as well as Tovah's piece "Moving on at the Hipster Gym," which he called "a strange, compelling hybrid—a satire that's also a cri de coeu." Well done, T and T!
But that's not all- Tim also has a story forthcoming in the soon-to-be-released Spring 2012 issue of the Oyez Review, Roosevelt's own student-run literary journal. Tim Moore- a publishing force to be reckoned with.