Pete Pazmino is a graduate of the MA in Writing (fiction) program at Johns Hopkins University, where he was named Outstanding Graduate by the fiction faculty. In 2012, he spent the month of April as a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), where he worked on completing the first draft of a novel (read his post about the experience here). He also attended the 2011 Sirenland Writer’s Conference in Positano, Italy, as well as the 2008 writer’s conference at Sewanee.
Pete’s fiction has appeared in Gargoyle Magazine, Memorious, JMWW, Monkeybicycle, The Meadowland Review, A Cappella Zoo, and elsewhere. He was the recipient of the Northern Virginia Writing Project’s 2010 Mark Farrington Personal Writing Award, and was a finalist in both the Iowa Review’s 2006 fiction competition and the Black Warrior Review’s 2007 fiction competition. He received editor nominations for the storySouth Million Writers Award in both 2009 and 2010.