Month/Year of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Writer’s Workshop

First Advisor

Professor Kevin Clouther


The start of this creative project came about as a challenge for myself to both polish and refine pieces of short fiction I’ve worked on during my time at the University of Nebraska at Omaha while also becoming involved in the deeper world of publication and literary magazines. The form of short fiction I sought to delve into was a contemporary branch of literary realism, often in the style and footsteps of Raymond Carver, Richard Ford, James Baldwin, and many others. The next step I took was searching for literary magazines in which my work could be published. Literary magazines are either print or digital collections of short stories meant for connecting readers and writers without the need for the publishing of a collection. The decisions that go into which short stories are submitted to which magazines are multi-faceted and were discussed with my mentor. Finally, each of the short stories I selected needed revisions, some major, and some relatively superficial. I had to circle back, time and time again, to my motivation for why a short story is written one way and what sort of audience I intended to reach with it.

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Fine Arts Commons