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Brock Adams  
Senior Instructor of English & Director of the Writing Center

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Brock Adams
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M.F.A. in Creative Writing, University of Central Florida, 2008
B.A. in English, University of Florida, 2005

Area of Specialty
Short fiction, with particular interest in the short-short and flash fiction forms

Recent Publications

  • "Audacious." Best American Mystery Stories 2011, Houghton Mifflin, 2011. *Also published in Sewanee Review Summer 2010. 
  • Gulf. Pocol Press, 2010.**Also translated into Italian as Cose Che Puoi Fare Con Un Barattolo di Zuppa CampbellRound Robin, 2010.
  • "Burn." Acapella Zoo, Summer 2009.
  • "Things You Can Do With a Can of Campbell's Soup." Barrelhouse, September 2008.
  • "People I'll Never See Again." The Scruffy Dog Review, Summer 2008.
  • "Blue Morning Dark." Cafe Irreal, Summer 2008.
  • "Gulf." Eureka Literary Magazine, Spring 2007.
  • "Holiday." Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, forthcoming in 2009.


  • Winner, 13th Annual Hub City Creative Writing Prize for Fiction
  • Second Prize, Playboy's College Fiction Contest 2008 for "Audacious"

Director of African American Studies                                                    Dr. Cassandra Jones                  

Languages, Literature and Composition
Dr. Celena Kusch
Department Chair

Dr. Araceli Hernández-Laroche
Assistant Department Chair

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