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Marcela Fuentes

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Assistant Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • Creative Writing
  • Latinx Literature
  • Flash Fiction
Contact
  • (979) 862-7214
  • mfuentes@tamu.edu
  • LAAH 384
Professional Links

Education

Ph.D., Georgia State University, 2016

M.F.A., Iowa Writers’ Workshop, 2009

B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1998

Research Interests

  • Fiction
  • Folklore
  • Latinx Literature
  • Borderlands Theory

Honors and Awards

  • James C. McCreight Fellowship in Fiction, Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016-2017
  • “Hour of the Lizard Man,” Pushcart nomination from Wigleaf, 2016
  • Tuition Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, June 2015
  • “Witch Luck.” Winner, Agnes Scott Writers Festival Contest, Judge: Chris Abani, Spring 2015
  • Finalist, Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing, Colgate University, 2012
  • First Runner Up, Jesse H. Jones Dobie Paisano Fellowship, Texas Institute of Arts & Letters, 2012
  • “Laredo.” Television Pilot. Tuition Fellowship, Squaw Valley Writers Conference, 2011
  • First Runner Up, Jesse H. Jones Dobie Paisano Fellowship, Texas Institute of Arts & Letters, 2010

Publications

Anthologies

  • “The Walking Dance.”  Texas CORE ELA Seventh Grade Curriculum. McGraw Hill Education. November 2018.
  • “An Ugly Man.” Flash Fiction International. W.W. Norton. April 2015.
  • “An Ugly Man.” Best of the Web 2009. DZANC Books, July 2009
  •  “Looking for Eight.” New Stories from the Southwest. Ohio University Press 2008.

Literary Journals

  • “He Sings.” New Flash Fiction Review. Issue 15. December 2018.
  • “A Serenade for Chago.” Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. Summer 2016
  • “Quince.” Juked. June 2015
  • “Hour of the Lizard Man.” Wigleaf.  Spring 2015.
  • “Witch Luck.” The Stoneslide Corrective. Spring 2015
  • “Tenochtitlán.”  Bodega Magazine.  January 2015
  • “Waiting on Dolores.” Bound Off: A Literary Audio Magazine. March 2014.
  • “Cucuy.” Blackbird.  Fall 2009
  • “Black Water.” Bordersenses. July 2009
  • “An Ugly Man.” The Vestal Review.  Summer 2008
  • “Don’t Tell Your Mother.”  Storyglossia. Vol XX Summer 2007
  • “Looking for Eight.” Indiana Review. Summer 2006