Bluestem is excited to announce our past contributors’ newest accomplishments! Check out what our writers have been up to!

Jerry Bradley’s story “Derangement” appeared in the Print 2014 edition of Bluestem and has been collected in an anthology called A Shared Voice. He is better known as a poet than fiction writer, and his 3rd collection of poems, Crownfeathers and Effigies, came out in 2014 from Lamar University Press.

Eric Burke’s short fiction piece “Mineral Rights,” which appeared in the September 2012 Online issue of Bluestem, has been included in a video of his short works titled “Fog.

Sarah Jubar (previously Kendall)’s fiction piece “Turducken” appeared in Bluestem in December of 2011. She is currently working on a novel, and her most recent publication “How to Tolerate the Dawn” (flash fiction, nominated for a Pushcart Prize) appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of Short, Fast, and Deadly.

Michael Lauchlan, whose poem “Evensong” appeared in the December 2014 online edition of Bluestem, has a new poetry collection! You can read the press release for Lauchlan’s new book Trumbull Ave. here.

Sandy Longhorn, whose poem “Seized with a Small Fever” appeared in the Spring 2014 Print edition of Bluestem,  has a new book: Alchemy My Mortal Form.

Jim Meirose‘s short story “The Rowboat” appeared in September 2014 edition of Bluestem. His new novel Mount Everest will be published by Montag Press in 2015.

Matt Pine, whose fiction “Winter Vacation” appeared in the June 2012 Online issue of Bluestem, is starting a new weekly lit-web-type-think. It’s called How It Feels To, and he is currently seeking submissions. He wants to solicit short pieces on how it feels to… Well, how it feels to do anything. Like clean your apartment. Or roll out a yoga mat. Or teach a child how to hold chopsticks. Or how to hold chopsticks yourself. Any form is welcome.

Doug Ramspeck has appeared in multiple issues of Bluestem, the latest being the December 2013 Online edition with his fiction piece “Three Crows.” Ramspeck’s latest book of poetry, Original Bodies, was published in December 2014 by Southern Indiana Review Press and received the Michael Waters Poetry Prize.

Bradford Tice, whose poetry also appeared in the Spring 2014 Print edition of Bluestem, also has a new book available–What the Night Numbered.

Joe Weintraub, whose work appeared in the Spring 2012 print edition of Bluestem, had a productive year in 2014, with fiction published in Midwestern Gothic (Summer 2014), Oyez Review (Spring 2014), the special “Chicago” issue of Chicago Literary Quarterly (2014), and the special “TV issue” of Chicago Literati; here is the final story, “Braverman and the Dancer from Soul City.