Fresh Picked Prose

Sundays at 5:18 pm

Along with cotton and corn, pecans and pines, the rich soil of north Florida is good for writers. At Florida State University, we raise a good crop every year: memoirists, short story writers, essayists, novelists, journalists, cross-over poets--it's a delicious mix. Some of these young practitioners are doing degrees in Creative Writing; some aren't. Some have published; some haven't--yet. A few will become famous. Have a listen on Sundays at 5.18 pm and be astonished at how much luxuriant growth can be packed into a two-minute story.

Brandi Bradley’s work has recently been published in the Lincoln Humanities Journal and is also forthcoming in Juked. She is a PhD student at Florida State University studying for a doctorate in Creative Writing/Fiction. She also received an MFA from Spalding University in Louisville, KY.

Follow her on Twitter @bebebradley or check out her website

Eric Schlich is a PhD candidate in fiction and Kingsbury Fellow at Florida State University. He is the Nonfiction and Production Editor for The Southeast Review. He earned his MFA at Bowling Green State University, where he was the Assistant Fiction Editor for Mid-American Review. His stories have appeared in or are forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Electric Literature, Redivider, Nimrod, Jabberwock Review, and New South.

Sean Towey has work published or forthcoming in Hobart, the minnesota review, Word Riot, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. He was a semi-finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award at Black Lawrence Press. He is working on a PhD in English/Creative Writing at Florida State University, where he was the recipient of an Emerging Writer Award, chosen by Debra Monroe. He serves as the Online Editor for Southeast Review. He lives in Tallahassee with his wife Erin.

Fresh Picked Prose: Sandie Hanna "Feelings"

Jul 21, 2016

Sandie Hanna is a local educator.

Misha Buchanon is a 20-year-old transfer student at FSU, hailing from one of the most enigmatic and unsettlingly "Florida" places in Florida: Polk county. They have been writing as a hobby for a little over 12 years, with a Bachelors degree in creative writing in-progress. Post-graduation, they plan to enter the JET program in order to teach English overseas before pursuing the start of their own publishing company for young adult fiction.

Skyler Evans is a dual-degree seeking student in Creative Writing and Communications at FSU. She aspires to write children's literature, and will be interning this summer with the non-profit, "First Book."

Zachary Olsen is a rising Senior, studying creative writing at Florida State University.

Jessye Scott is a creative writing major at FSU, where she serves as the poetry editor for The Kudzu Review. Her work has previously been published in The Quotable and she was the winner of the 2016 Florida Voices Writing Contest in prose.

Sharon Szmuc was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Miami, Florida when she was five years old. She knew she wanted to be a writer since the fourth grade and since then she began to write short stories and diary entries about her family, friends and love interests. She is currently a staff writer for Her Campus FSU and College Magazine. She is majoring in Creative Writing and Communication and Media Studies. She is graduating in Spring 2016 and hopes to continue to inspire and learn from other writers.

Fresh Picked Prose: Daniella Linares “KFC”

May 29, 2016

Daniella Linares is a 20-something year-old student at Florida State University, working on degrees in Creative Writing and History. She hopes to pursue a graduate degree in Creative Writing, and who knows? She might even write a book at some point. Maybe.