Thursday, January 12, 2012

Timothy Moore and Tovah Burstein featured in Chicago Reader's Annual Fiction Issue!

Change the batteries in your smoke detectors and refill those fire extinguishers, because our Roosevelt MFA Students are ON FIRE.
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!

 If you're not in the Chicago area and want to the read Tovah and Tim's pieces, they will be preserved on the interweb for eternity right here.

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.

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