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Andy Duncan




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Andy Duncan

Associate Professor

B.A., University of South Carolina
M.A., North Carolina State University
M.F.A., University of Alabama

Fiction Writing, Journalism, Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Contemporary Legends

313-B Dunkle Hall









Andy Duncan joined the English faculty of Frostburg State University in 2008.  He teaches writing courses, including journalism, fiction, and advanced composition.  He holds a B.A. in journalism (news/editorial) from the University of South Carolina, an M.A. in creative writing (fiction) from North Carolina State University, and an M.F.A. in fiction writing from the University of Alabama.  In addition to his full-time teaching duties at Frostburg State, he teaches a once-a-week seminar on 21st-century science fiction and fantasy for the University of Alabama’s Honors College.

Duncan’s books include two fiction collections, The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories (PS, 2011) and Beluthahatchie and Other Stories (Golden Gryphon, 2000); a supernatural novella, The Night Cache (PS, 2009); a travel guide, Alabama Curiosities (Globe Pequot, 2009); and a fiction anthology co-edited with F. Brett Cox, Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (Tor, 2004).

As a fiction writer, Duncan has won two World Fantasy Awards and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and has been nominated multiple times for the Hugo and Nebula awards.  His short stories have been published in periodicals including Asimov’s Science Fiction, Conjunctions, and Weird Tales; in original anthologies including Mojo: Conjure Stories, The Dragon Book, Eclipse, Starlight, and Wizards;and in reprint anthologies including The Living Dead, The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, The Year’s Best Science Fiction, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, and The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror. He has been a juror for the Bram Stoker Awards, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Shirley Jackson Awards. He is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the Horror Writers Association and an annual attendee at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.  A complete bibliography of his fiction is at

Duncan also has 14 years of full-time journalism experience: writing and editing, for newspapers and magazines, in print and online. He worked at the News & Record, a daily newspaper in Greensboro, N.C., for four years as a features reporter and three years as a news editor. For two years he advised student publications at the University of Alabama. For five years he was a senior editor at Overdrive, a monthly business magazine covering the trucking industry, and had primary responsibility for the magazine’s news site, He continues to free-lance articles for publications such as The Appalachian Independent and the Cumberland Times-News. He supervises journalism internships for the English department and is one of the founding co-advisers of Frostburg State’s chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists. He is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Student Press Law Center.