Deirdra McAfee

1503 Willingham Road
Richmond, VA 23238-4727

Author's Bio

Deirdra McAfee’s prizewinning stories, widely published in print and online, have appeared in Shenandoah, The Georgia Review, Willow Springs, Confrontation, The Seattle Review, The Diagram, and others, as well as being anthologized. A skilled teacher and a trained editor, McAfee received an MFA in fiction from The New School and an MA in English literature from Georgetown. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, the Authors Guild, AWP, and the North Carolina Writers Network, she has taught creative writing at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond since 2001.

Publications and Prizes

Lock & Load: American Writers on Guns
(University of New Mexico Press, 2017)
(Del Sol Press, 2006)
, Sex & Chocolate
(Paycock, 2006)
Ambergris, Big Muddy, Confrontation, Diagram, G.W. Review, New Millennium Writings, Paper Street, Rio Grande Review, Seattle Review, Shenandoah, Streetlight Magazine, Baltimore Review , The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Georgia Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Turnstile, Willow Springs
Prizes Won: 
AWARDS: Finalist, Tupelo Quarterly Prose Open; New Millennium Writings Short-Short Prize, 2010; (shortlisted 2015, 2013); H. E. Francis Prize; Seattle Review Prize; Pushcart Nomination and Special Mention; Writers Exchange Prize (now Maureen Egen Writers Exchange) SCHOLARSHIPS: Tin House Summer Workshop; Gettysburg Review Conference; Tennessee Williams Scholarship, Sewanee Writers' Conference; AWP WC&C Scholarship RESIDENCIES: Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany; The Writer's Colony at Dairy Hollow; VCCA; VCCA France; Martha's Vineyard Writers' Residency; The Hambidge Center; The Vermont Studio Center; The Ragdale Foundation; The MacDowell Colony; The Ucross Foundation; Weymouth Center for the Arts

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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Fiction Writer
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Irish American
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Rockville Centre
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Sigourney, IA
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Last updated: Nov 30, 2016