Loyola University Maryland

Writing Department

Lucas Southworth

Assistant Professor of Writing

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Lucas Southworth has published over 40 stories in magazines such as Conjunctions, AGNI, Alaska Quarterly Review, Willow Springs, Hayden’s Ferry Review, West Branch, and many others. He has also received fellowships and residencies from The Maryland State Arts Council, The Truman Capote Trust, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Jentel Artist Residency Program, Monson Arts, and Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. His collection of short stories, Everyone Here Has a Gun, won the Association of Writers and Writing Program’s prestigious Grace Paley Prize and was published by University of Massachusetts Press. Off campus, he is teaching himself Italian and how to be a better tennis player.


Maryland Hall 043N
Writing Department
Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21210

Phone: (410) 617-5053
Fax: (410) 617-2934 


University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, M.F.A Creative Writing (2009)
Iowa State University-Iowa, M.A. English, Specialization in Creative Writing (2005)
Knox College-Illinois, B.A. English Literature (2001)

Courses Taught

WR 100 Effective Writing
WR 200 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
WR 230 Introduction to Poetry and Fiction
WR 244 Fundamentals of Film Studies
WR 333 Writing Fiction
WR 334 Advanced Fiction: The Short Story
WR 345 Writing for the Screen and TV
WR 385 Special Topics: Community Artistry


Everyone Here Has a Gun (University of Massachusetts Press)

Select Short Stories:

“The Pond,” DIAGRAM, 2015
“Last Winter Among the Coyotes,” Meridian, 2015
“Copycats,” Willow Springs, 2015
“A Murder in Four Shorts,” TriQuarterly, 2014
“Her Last Friday,” Rappahannock Review, 2014
“There Isn’t Any Ghost,” Hayden’s Ferry Review, 2014
“Blood,” Black Warrior Review Online, 2013
“An Introduction to James Gatrell’s Journals and Letters,” Web Conjunctions, 2012.

You can find more of my work at www.lucassouthworth.com

Here is my Vitae in PDF.


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