West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
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WVU Parkersburg English instructor receives writing honors.
CONTACT: Sandra Kolankiewicz, instructor of English and coordinator of college's Associate of Arts program, 304-424-8297.
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An English instructor at West Virginia University at Parkersburg has received several recent writing honors.
The short story “Toxicity” written by Sandra Kolankiewicz will be published in an upcoming issue of "The Rambler," a national magazine which features nonfiction, fiction, and poetry as well as photography and artwork. The publication is based in Chapel Hill, NC.
Also, a collection of the English instructor’s short stories, "Consequential Monologues," is being recognized as one of six finalists for the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction at BkMk Press at the University of Missouri.
In addition, "Consequential Monologues" was also a finalist for the 2008 Hudson Prize, an annual competition by Black Lawrence Press which recognizes unpublished collections of poems or short stories. Her entry "Stories without a Home" earned semi-finalist honors in the same Hudson Prize competition.
Finally, her chapbook collection of poetry "Turning Inside Out," winner of the 2008 Black River Chapbook Prize, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence in December of 2010. Black Lawrence Press is an independent press specializing in books of contemporary literature and creative non-fiction.
Kolankiewicz also serves as the coordinator of WVU Parkersburg's Associate of Arts degree program.