Hippocampus Alumni Updates: News from Our Speakers, Contributors & Friends – May 2019

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At Hippocampus Magazine, we enjoy staying in touch with our contributors, our Hippocampus family! We love hearing about and sharing the continued achievements of these writers, as well as those of our staff members and past conference speakers.

Each issue, or as often as we have enough updates to create a new post, we like to share their good news!

These were updates we received (or, in some cases, discovered on our own) between the release of our March/April issue release and May 1.

A big congratulations to all! (Submit your news here for inclusion a future update.)


Clive Collins published his short story “Mumbo Jumbo” in the “Rituals” issue of Here Comes Everyone magazine (UK, print).

Athena Dixon’s essay “The Incredible Shrinking Woman” was published in Gay Magazine. One of the first pieces to appear, Athena’s work was part of the launch of Roxane Gay’s new publication.

Anika Fajardo’s memoir Magical Realism for Non Believers was released by University of Minnesota Press in April.

Jenna McGuiggan thrilled to be a co-author on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: A Visual History, forthcoming from Clarkson Potter in October 2019.

Negative Capability Press nominated Jennifer Lang’sSeven Definitions of Secret [See-krit]” for a Pushcart Prize in fall 2018; the Board of Contributing Editors for the PUSHCART PRIZE BEST OF THE SMALL PRESSES officially nominated it in winter 2019.

Lara Lillibridge celebrated the release of her second book, Mama! Mama! Only Mama! from Skyhorse. Also, she co-edited the just-released anthology Feminine Rising.

Jane Marcellus’s essay “Rabbit Summer” won New Ohio Review’s Editor’s Prize for Prose, judged by Dinty Moore. The essay appears in NOR 25 (Spring 2019) pp. 37-48.

Sara Petersen published an essay about the origin of her desire to perform a certain type of femininity, and how the performance ultimately led her to pursue motherhood as a path to purpose at Longreads.

Marsh Rose won the 2018 first prize for creative nonfiction from New Millennium Writings for her memoir, False Memory. It went live last June.

Krystal Sital was featured in Brown Girl Magazine as a hybrid interview/review by Vianne Singh.

Mireya Vela released a collection of essays, Vestiges of Courage, in April 2019.

Isaac Yuen’s personal essay “Journeys to Earthsea” was published the debut issue of Lammergeier, a literary magazine founded by ex-Passages North editors.

Teresa Wong’s illustrated memoir Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression was released May from Arsenal Pulp Press.


Congrats, again!

(Submit your news here for inclusion a future update.)

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