In 2004, after thirty-five years as a visual artist, I began writing literary fiction inspired by people and events in the southwestern New Mexico wilderness, where I lived for seventeen years.

Honorable Mention / Dana Literary Awards 2014
2nd Prize / Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition 2014
Norman Mailer Fiction Fellow Provincetown, MA July, 2011
Pen USA Emerging Voices Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA January through July, 2010
Iowa Writers Workshop Summer Graduate Class, Iowa City, IA May, 2009

Novel, Desplazado, published by Bosque Press, March, 2017
Novel, Alibi Creek, published by Torrey House Press March, 2016
Personal essay, "I Like to Write," in ABQ inPrint, published by Bosque Press, Summer, 2016
Short Story, "Go(o)d Neighbors," in bosque, published by Bosque Press, Fall, 2016
Short Short, "Another Woman", published in bosque (the magazine) October, 2013
Short Story," Desplazado", published in The Rattling Wall October, 2012
Norman Mailer Fellowship blog 2011
Short Short, "In the Café", published in r.kv.r.y. October, 2011
Excerpt form the novel Equity published in Strange Cargo, an Anthology of Pen USA
Emerging Voices Fellows 2010

Bookworks, Albuqueruqe, NM 2016
Page One Bookstore, Albuquerque, NM 2016
Collected Works, Santa Fe, NM 2016
Mailer Residence, Provincetown, MA 2011
Hotel Café, Los Angeles CA April 25, 2010
Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA July 21, 2010


Bev Magennis