Solstice Graduate Launches New Magazine for Writers of Young Adult Fiction

[Chestnut Hill, MA January 2011] The Solstice Low-ResidencyMFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College is proud to announce the inaugural issue of graduate Hannah Goodman’s new digital literary journal, Sucker Literary Magazine, to be published on January 23, 2012. It will be available on the magazine’s blog http://suckerliterarymagazine.wordpress.com.

Sucker Literary Magazine is a platform for intelligent, adventurous writers who create compelling, authentic young-adult literature that both adults and teens can enjoy. The first issue features 13 stories written by 12 writers.Sucker editorial staff and contributors hail from all over the continent (Canada and the U.S.). Submissions for the magazine’s second issue are being accepted between February 1 and May 1 2012.

Hannah Goodman (Winter ’11) is represented by Erzsi Deak of Hen&ink and is the author of three young-adult novels, including My Sister’s Wedding, which won the first place award for 2004 The Writer’s Digest International Self-Publishing Contest, children’s book division; My Summer Vacation, winner of a bronze IPPY in 2007; and Fear of Falling (2009) which was praised by readers and teachers for tackling subjects like homophobia and coming out.

ABOUT SOLSTICE & PINE MANOR COLLEGE

As an undergraduate institution consistently ranked among the most diverse in the country, Pine Manor College emphasizes an inclusive, community-building approach to liberal arts education. The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing reflects the College’s overall mission by creating a supportive, welcoming environment in which writers of all backgrounds are encouraged to take creative risks. We strive to instill in our students an appreciation for the value of community-building and community service, and see engagement with the literary arts not only as a means to personal fulfillment but also as an instrument for real cultural change.

Directions to Pine Manor College, complete bios of our authors, and more information about the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program can be found at www.pmc.edu/mfa.