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Matthew Brock



Matthew Brock has his PhD in English with a concentration in Creative Fiction.


  • Ph.D. University of Tennessee, 2017
  • M.F.A. University of Mississippi, 2005
  • B.A. University of Tennessee, 2001

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • Norman J. Sanders Dissertation Fellowship, University of Tennessee, 2015-2016
  • John C Hodges Fellowship for New Graduate Students, 2012-2017
  • Graduate Fellowship, University of Mississippi, 2002-2005
  • Monroe Thompson Fellowship, Southern Writers Reading Conference, 2004
  • Barksdale Award, University of Mississippi, 2002
  • Woodruff Award for Creative Writing, University of Tennessee, 2001
  • Captain Robert A Burke Award in Fiction, University of Tennessee, 2001

Associations & Organizations

  • Assistant Fiction Editor, GRIST: The Journal for Writers, University of Tennessee, 2015.
  • Guest Introducer for M.O,. Walsh's Fiction Reading, Writers in the Library, University of Tennessee, 2015
  • Guest Host for David James Poissant's Fiction Reading, Writers in the Library, University of Tennessee, 2014
  • MFA Admissions Round-table for Undergraduates, University of Tennessee, 2013


Short Fiction in Anthologies

  • "Wild Kind" Appalachia Now: Contemporary Fiction. Huron, OH: Bottom Dog Press, 2015.
  • "First Night." The Best of Clapboard House. Ed. Burney Carol Marsh. Statesboro, GA: Clapboard House Press, 2013. 19-20.
  • "Those Steel Arms." The Alumni Grill II: Anthology of Southern Writers. Eds. Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly. San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage, 2005. 105-21.
  • "Squirrel's Chair," Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe III: Anthology of Southern Writers. Ed. Sonny Brewer. San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage, 2004. 57-72.

Short Fiction in Literary Journals

  • "The Men and the Mare." Quarterly West 84 (2015).
  • "The Pamphleteers." Bayou Magazine 59 (Spring 2013): 113-36.
  • "Sole Vibrations." Arkansas Review 42.2 (August 2011): 128-41.
  • "Dark Season." LITnIMAGE (Summer 2011).
  • "Search History." The Good Men Project (Summer 2011)
  • "Planning Won't Save You." The Greensboro Review. 88 (Fall 2010) 8-30.
  • "First Night." Clapboard House (August 2008).
  • "Losing Mandy." The Chattahoochee Review 23.3 (Spring 2005): 15-28.

Nonfiction in Anthologies

  • "Light from Spaces." A Short Ride: Remembering Barry Hannah. Ed Louis Bourgeois, et al. Oxford, MS: VOX Press, 2012. 19-24.

Nonfiction in Literary Journals

  • "Bright Nothing." War, Literature and the Arts 23 (2011) 1-8.


Contact Information

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