"My assignment is what every writer's assignment is: to tell the truth of his own time." - Leslie Fiedler
Assignment's fifth issue, Houseguest, is now available online, featuring new fiction from Spencer Wise, Ariel Lewiton, and Lexi Freiman, plus an interview with Ariel Lewiton, as well as a story by Margaret McNellis, the winner of the 2019 Assignment MFA Student Writing Contest.
As is typical with every printed edition of the magazine, each of these contributors included a writing exercise with his/her piece. If you'd like to receive a hard copy, please contact us via email.
In Other News
— Mountainview Faculty and 2017 alumna Nadia Owusu—whose book "Aftershocks" is set to be published in 2020—has received a 2019 Whiting Award, presented annually to the ten most promising emerging American writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays.
— The director of the Mountainview MFA program, Ben Nugent, has received the Paris Review’s Terry Southern Prize for Humor for his story "Safe Spaces," first published in the Summer 2018 issue.