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About Jared Yates Sexton

Jared Yates Sexton is a writer, academic, and political correspondent whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Salon, and literary journals around the world. He's a regular guest on television, radio, and podcasts, and the author of three collections of short fiction and the forthcoming political book The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore from Counterpoint Press. Currently he serves as an Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of Writing & Linguistics at Georgia Southern University.

Positions

2012 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Arts and Humanities, College of
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Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Writing and Linguistics, Department of
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • “A State of Shame,” Nominated by Atticus Review for Pushcart Prize, 2016
  • “The Locked Door,” Nominated by Atticus Review for Best of the Net Anthology, 2016
  • “Don’t Speed In Register, Georgia,” Nominated by Cowboy Jamboree for Pushcart Prize, 2016
  • “Fire Was Coming,” Fiction Pick of the Week, Longform Fiction, December 2015
  • “A Pilgrimage To America’s Burnt Churches,” Nominated by Atticus Review for Pushcart Prize, 2015
  • Nomination, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Award For Excellence, Georgia Southern University, 2015
  • “Coming Home,” Nominated by The Account for Best of the Net Anthology, 2015
  • “The Extra Mile,” Fiction Pick of the Week, Longform Fiction, March 2015
  • The Hoosier (Novel), Finalist, Civil Coping Mechanism Mainline Book Contest, February 2015
  • “Maggie,” Nominated by Southern Humanities Review for Pushcart Prize, 2014
  • “I Want You To Know I Was Here,” Nominated for Pushcart Prize, 2014
  • Nomination, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Award For Excellence, Georgia Southern University, 2014
  • “Yankee,” Wigleaf Top 50 Short Fictions, Wigleaf, 2014
  • “Behold, I Come As A Thief,” Best of the Net Anthology, Sundress Publications, 2014
  • “The Hook and The Haymaker,” Story of the Year, Buffalo Almanack, 2013
  • “The Hook And The Haymaker,” Inkslinger Prize For Excellence in Fiction, Buffalo Almanack, 2013
  • “Behold, I Come As A Thief,” Nominated by Split Lip for Pushcart Prize, 2013
  • “Coming Home, Nominated by The Account for Pushcart Prize, 2013
  • "Young & Eager," Nominated by Atticus Books for Pushcart Prize, 2012

Courses

  • Screenwriting Essentials (WRIT 2090/2531/3030/4231)
  • Political Writing (WRIT 2090)
  • Drafting and Outlining the Novel (WRIT 3030)
  • Advanced Screenwriting (WRIT 3030)
  • Creative Writing (WRIT 3130)
  • Creative Nonfiction (WRIT 4130)
  • Advanced Screenwriting (WRIT 4232)
  • Fiction Writing (WRIT 4530)
  • Advanced Novel Theory and Practice (WRIT 5030)
  • Advanced Fiction Writing (WRIT 5530)
  • Composition I Online (ENGL 1101)
  • English Composition (ENG 103)
  • English Composition II (ENG 104)
  • Introduction to Creative Writing (ENG 285)
  • Fiction Writing (ENG 307)
  • Introduction to Screenwriting (ENG 310)
  • Independent Study – Short Fiction (ENG 404)

Education

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2008 M.A. in Fiction, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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2005 B.S. in English, Indiana State University
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Contact Information

P.O. Box 8026
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: 912-478-1326
Office: 2224B Newton Building

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Books (5)

Fiction Publications (57)