Professor, English Department
(M.A. Creative Writing, Brown University)
tel.: (607) 777-6124
fax.: (607) 777-2408
Areas of Interest
Creative Writing - Fiction: novels and short stories, and hybrid forms
Contemporary and Modern Literature
Newly completed linked stories collection: Things Blow Up.
Newly completed novella: Ghosts.
Novel in progress: Love, Madness, and the Apocalypse.
Published Books, Journals, Anthology Publications
Shark Girls - novel, Livingston Press, November 2009. (Finalist: USABookNews Best Books of 2010; ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards.) http://www.livingstonpress.uwa.edu/htm%20(web%20pages)/shark_girls.htm
Dream Lives of Butterflies - Linked stories, BkMk Press of the University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2007. (Winner/ gold medal, Independent Publishers Book Awards, 2008) http://web2.umkc.edu/bkmk/catalogue/978-1-886157-59-0.html
Climbing The God Tree - novel, Helicon Nine Editions, 1998. (Winner of the Willa Cather Fiction Prize) http://www.heliconnine.com/purchase.html
Sex, Salvation, And The Automobile - short story collection, Zephyr, 1994. (Winner of the Zephyr Publishing Prize)
A Kind Of Extinction" – story, Green Mountains Review (forthcoming). 2013.
"Brautigan on the Side" – essay, Many Mountains Moving (forthcoming). 2013.
"Things Blow Up" – story, Hawai'i Review, Vol. 76. 2012. (Winner of the Ian MacMillan Fiction Prize.)
"Ghosts" – novella excerpt, The Gettysburg Review, Vol. 25: 2. 2012.
"Dog Days" – story, The Evolutionary Review, Vol. 3:1. 2012.
"This is a Success Story" – story, Solstice – A Magazine of Diverse Voices, Spring, 2012.
"Gravity" – story, Paterson Literary Review, 40. 2012.
"You Will Remember This" – story, Deep Waters (Anthology), Outrider Press. 2012.
"The Man Who Jumped" - story, forthcoming in Jane's Stories IV – Anthology. 2012.
"We Were Sharks" - prose piece, forthcoming in I Was Indian - Anthology, Foothills Press. 2012.
"Fin" – story, Water's Edge – Open to Interpretation (Indie Photobook Library Selection). Taylor & O'Neil. 2011.
"Ashes We Rise From" – story, Rosebud Magazine, Vol. 46. 2010.
"You Will Remember This" – story, Drunken Boat, Vol. 12. 2010.
"We Are All In Pieces" - story, Isotope, A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing, Vol. 7.1. 2009.
"Waking Up in Sacred Places" - story, Peculiar Pilgrims - Anthology, Hourglass Press. 2007.
"Shark Girls" - excerpt from novel, F. Magazine, Vol. 7. 2007.
"Girl Dreaming" - story, Boston Fiction Review, Vol. 2. 2007.
"Loving the Unlovable..." - paper, Proceedings/5th Annual Hawaii Conference on the Arts & Humanities. 2007.
"Heather's Hair " -- story reprint, Tiferet. 2006.
"Just Watching for Jesus" - story, Green Mountains Review, 2006. (Nominated for Pushcart Prize.)
Shark Girls novel excerpt - Harpur Palate, vol.5.2. 2006.
"Dream Lives of Butterflies" - title collection story, Louisiana Literature. 2005.
"The Manager's Son" - story, Prairie Schooner, Fall. 2005.
"Fly Me To The Moon" - story, Natural Bridge, Vol. 10. 2004.
"And Another Thing" - story, Connecticut Review, Vol. XXVI. 2004.
"Sharks in Paradise" - paper, Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities. 2004.
"Sweet Breath" - story reprint; Sundress Publications. 2003.
"Song For The Prairie" - story, Natural Bridge, Vol. 8. 2002.
"Haole Girl Blue" - story, F. Magazine, Vol. 5. 2002.
"Haole Girl Blue" - reprint, Harpur Palate, Vol. 2. 2002.
"Bug Dreaming" - story, Incliner Tenth Anniversary Volume. 2002.
" If Lucy Ran" - story, Long Shot, Anniversary Issue, Vol. 25. 2001.
Journal and Anthology Publications before 2001 include: TriQuarterly,
New Letters, Snake Nation Review, Tampa Review, Pacific Coast Journal,
Chaminade Literary Review, Potato Eyes, Live Poets Anthology,
Ohio Short Fiction (Anthology) and others.
Recent Courses Taught
English 641, Graduate Fiction Workshop
CW 450, Advanced Fiction Workshop
English 561A, The Novel in Stories
CW 350, Intermediate Fiction Workshop
CW 350E, Craft and Technique in Fiction
CW 380, Eng 450, A Room of One's Own - Place in Fiction.
CW 380, Eng 450, Loving the Unlovable - A Character Study.
CW 380, Eng 450, Writing the Wild - A Study in Technique and Style.
Ian MacMillan Fiction Prize, 2012: "Things Blow Up."
Deep Waters Anthology – Second Place Prize, Fiction, 2012.
"We Are All in Pieces" – Awarded Special Mention, Pushcart Prize Anthology, 2011.
Finalist for the Julia Peterkin Prize in Fiction, 2011.
Isotope, A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing, 2009 Editors' Fiction Prize.
Jane's Stories National Short Story Award, 2008. http://www.janesstories.org/id51.html
Dream Lives of Butterflies won the gold medal, Independent Publisher Awards, 2008.
Finalist - Shark Girls and Dream Lives of Butterflies: USA BookNews Best Books of 2010 and 2007, and ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards, 2010 and 2007.
"Distinguished Visiting Writer" - University of Missouri, St. Louis, 1999.
Wesleyan Writers Conference, the Fiction Fellowship, 1999
Willa Cather Fiction Prize - international competition, 1997
Zephyr Prize - national competition, 1994
Delogue Award - "Outstanding Woman Fiction Writer," 1994
"What the Deer Know" - Performed Live/PCA Great Performances, and recorded on
NPR Selected Shorts; nominated for Pushcart Prize, 1999.
"Haole Girl Blue" - nominated for Pushcart Prize.
"Just Watching for Jesus" - nominated for Pushcart Prize.
Finalist (twice) - Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize.
Recent Media Events
2012: Interview, Ka Leo, University of Hawai'i.
2010: Interview for Off The Page, WSKG Public Radio, Binghamton, NY.
2010: Interview, Chicago Public Radio, "848."
2010: Interview, "Prosody," Pittsburg Public Radio.
2009: Interview for new multi-media publication: Knee-Jerk, Chicago, IL http://www.kneejerkmag.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6:jamiee-wriston-colbert-interview&catid=6:interviews&Itemid=6
2008: Interview for Off The Page, WSKG Public Radio, Binghamton, NY. http://wskg.org/radio/off-the-page/2008-3-4.aspx
2007: Interview for New Letters on the Air, National Public Radio, Kansas City. http://odeo.com/episodes/24392132-Jaimee-Wriston-Colbert
2007: Interview, BkMk Press - Dream Lives of Butterflies. www.umkc.edu/bkmk/interviews/colbert%20interview.pdf
2007: Interview for Radio Free Moscow, Moscow, Idaho.
Last Updated: 9/26/12