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Three MFA students celebrate recent publications

Andrea Rinard (Photo credit: Earl Spied)

Andrea Rinard (Photo credit: Earl Spied)

H. Dietrich (Photo courtesy of H. Dietrich)

H. Dietrich (Photo courtesy of H. Dietrich)

Maria Loaiza Bonilla (Photo courtesy of Maria Loaiza Bonilla)

Maria Loaiza Bonilla (Photo courtesy of Maria Loaiza Bonilla)

In early 2023, three students in the USF Department of English’s MFA program were notified that their writing submissions had been accepted for publication. 

Andrea Rinard, a former award-winning high school English teacher and MFA student, had her submission "Canon in a Flash" accepted for publication in Teachers and Writers Magazine.

"Canon in a Flash" highlights utilizing flash fiction as part of craft construction. As Rinard describes it, flash fiction is “far from simply being an abridged short story, flash is a genre all its own.” 

Also published in Teachers and Writers Magazine, is "Queering the Creative Writing Classroom" by H. Dietrich. 

Dietrich, who is completing their MFA in creative writing and teaching composition and fiction, submitted "Queering the Creative Writing Classroom" in the hopes of sharing LGBTQ+-friendly strategies to foster an inclusive classroom. 

MFA student Maria Loaiza Bonilla had her piece “What They Don’t Tell You” published in The Acentos Review

The piece details Bonilla’s experience as a BIPOC attending a Predominantly White Institution, or a PWI, as Bonilla references on several occasions, and finding ways to connect to a Latinx community. 

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The College of Arts and Sciences is the intellectual heart of the University of South Florida. We are a community of teachers and scholars united in the belief that broadly educated people are the basis of a just, free, and prosperous society. By focusing on the big questions facing all of humanity, we prepare students for successful, socially responsible personal and professional lives. By conducting innovative, interdisciplinary research and scholarship, we advance knowledge in ways that prepare us to address complex social and scientific problems and enhance the quality of life for people and communities.