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Tessa Knight wins prestigious AWP Intro Award

Quintessa Knight, a Writing & Linguistics major, has won a 2017 AWP Intro Award. Her fiction story, “Honeysuckle Prince,” appears in the winter 2017 issue of Hayden’s Ferry Review, the nationally renowned literary magazine housed at Arizona State University.

Offered by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, the AWP Intro Journals Project is a literary competition for the discovery and publication of the best new works by students currently enrolled in AWP member programs. Program directors are invited to nominate students’ works, which are selected for publication in participating literary journals, including Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Mid-American Review, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, Tahoma Literary Review, and Tampa Review. Knight was one of only four students–including undergraduate and graduate students–who was selected in the fiction category.

Professor Laura Valeri nominated Knight for consideration. For more information about the AWP Intro Awards and the department’s procedure for nominating students, see here or inquire with Creative Writing area coordinator Professor Christina Olson.


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