Meet Our TQ14 Prose Open Contest Judge: Nick Flynn


Tupelo Quarterly is thrilled to announce Nick Flynn has been chosen to judge the TQ14 Prose Open.  Flynn as published several works of both prose and poetry, including: My Feelings (Graywolf Press, 2015), Blind Huber (Graywolf Press, 2002), The Reenactments (Graywolf Press, 2013), and Some Ether (Graywolf Press, 2000), which received the 1999 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry. Perhaps his most critically acclaimed piece of writing, his 2004 memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (W.W. Norton & Company) was adapted into a film in 2012 titled Being Flynn, starring Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, and Julianne Moore. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City was also the winner of the PE/Martha Albrand Award, and has been translated into several different languages.

Flynn has received additional praise from his writing from The New York Times, Booklist, The Library Journal, and The New Yorker. One such review from Donna Seaman of Booklist states, “Each word is a lit match, a thrown stone, a howling blast, a choking torrent. Flynn has forged daringly intimate and clarion poems of conscience.” His writing has also been described as “moving” and “raggedly individual.”

Flynn teaches writing part-time at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. He received his MFA from New York University, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Submission guidelines for the TQ14 Prose Open can be found here.