April 19, 2007
Dr. Stephen Coyne, professor of English at Morningside College, has had three short stories accepted for publication in several of the nation’s top literary journals.
The North American Review (NAR), the nation’s oldest literary magazine, will publish “Jill’s Story” in an upcoming issue. The NAR, founded in 1815, is published at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.
“Still Life” will be included in an upcoming issue of the South Carolina Review (SCR), which publishes a variety of work from well-known and aspiring scholars and writers. The SCR is produced by Clemson University Digital Press in Clemson, S.C.
“The Mercy of the World” will be published in Vol. 28, No.2 of the New England Review (NER). Works originally published in the NER are regularly selected for inclusion in the “Best American” series, the “O. Henry Prize Stories,” and for the Pushcart Prize. The NER is produced four times a year by Middlebury College in Vermont.
Coyne’s work has been widely published in such journals as The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, and Prairie Schooner, to name a few. He has won several awards for fiction including the Reader’s Choice Award from Prairie Schooner, the Heartland Fiction Prize from New Letters magazine, a Roberts Writing Award from the H. G. Roberts Foundation, and the college prize for fiction from Playboy magazine. His story “Hunting Country” was chosed by Ann Tyler as one of the best stories published about the South from 1996 to 2006 and was republished in “Best of the South II,” published in 2005 by Algonquin Books in Chapel Hill, N.C.
He is the creator and coordinator of the Sioux City Readings Series, which began in 1998 and brings nationally published poets, novelists, and short story writers to Sioux City.
Coyne joined the faculty at Morningside in 1988, where he teaches American literature and creative writing and serves as faculty advisor to The Kiosk, the college’s literary magazine. He holds a doctorate in creative writing and American literature from the University of Denver, a master's degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a bachelor's degree in English from Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. He also studied at the University of Iowa’s Graduate Program in Writing.