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Brad Barkley Has Short Story Published in National Fiction Anthology

Frostburg State University professor Brad Barkley recently had a short story printed in "New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 2002," a national anthology of fiction published by Algonquin Books. The story, "Beneath the Deep, Slow Motion," was originally published in the "Virginia Quarterly Review," which awarded Barkley the Balch Prize for Best Fiction.

Barkley, a professor of creative writing in FSU's Department of English, had previously won the Balch Prize for other work. He is the only two-time winner in the magazine's 75-year history.

Barkley's short fiction has appeared in over two dozen magazines and has won numerous awards, including a Creative Writing Fellowship form the National Endowment for the Arts.

He is the author of two novels, the second of which, "Alison's Automotive Repair Manual," will be published in March by St. Martin's Press. His first novel, "Money, Love," was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writer Selection in 2000.

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