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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, and is coordinator of the minors in journalism and public relations. 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.

Duncan’s books include two fiction collections, The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories (PS, 2011) and Beluthahatchie and Other Stories (Golden Gryphon, 2000); two novellas, Wakulla Springs (Tor, 2015; co-written with Ellen Klages) and 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 three World Fantasy Awards, a Nebula Award and a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and has been a finalist 27 times for major awards in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His short stories have been published in periodicals including Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, Conjunctions, Fantasy & Science Fiction,, and Weird Tales; in original anthologies including The Dragon Book, Eclipse, Mojo, 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. In 2013, he received Frostburg State University’s Faculty Achievement Award for publication.

Duncan has been a juror for the World Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award, and since 2013 has served on the permanent jury for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. A 1994 graduate of the Clarion West writers’ workshop in Seattle, he has returned to teach Clarion West twice (2005 and 2015) and the Clarion workshop twice (2004 and 2013), and will teach Clarion again in 2016. He is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, an annual attendee at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, and a frequent speaker at other conferences nationwide. 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, the Cumberland Times-News and the UK magazine Fortean Times. He supervises journalism internships for the English department and is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Student Press Law Center.