Potomac Review congratulates author Todd Carter whose short story collection, The Life Story of a Chilean Sea Blob and Other Matters of Importance, is due out next year by Queen’s Ferry Press.  His story “Lurking” appeared as a Hot Opener, PR’s online publication.  Todd currently teaches in Washington, D.C.

We also congratulate author Rick Fellinger, whose short story collection They Hover Over Us is the winner of the 2011 Serena McDonald Kennedy Fiction Award.  The collection will be published by the award sponsor, Snake Nation Press. Fellinger’s story, “A Completely New Life,” appeared in the Potomac Review in spring 2009; we nominated this piece for a Pushcart that year.  Stay tuned for a publication date and more details.

And congratulations to Amina Gautier, a prize-winning African-American author whose work has been featured by the Potomac Review (Issue 41).  Gautier will launch her short-story collection, At Risk, this fall with the University of Georgia Press as part of the prestigious Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award.  Amina is the second African American to receive the award in the award’s 30-year history.  Gautier is currently an assistant professor of English at DePaul University in Chicago.

Thank you for letting us be part of your writing careers!

Zachary Benavidez