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W&L English Professor Published in the Cincinnati Review Beth Staples’ fictional short story “Leaf Peepers” appeared in the publication’s Fall 2022 edition.

Beth-Staples-scaled-600x400 W&L English Professor Published in the Cincinnati ReviewBeth Staples, assistant professor of English

Beth Staples, assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University and editor of Shenandoah, recently had her fictional short story titled “Leaf Peepers” published in the Fall 2022 edition of The Cincinnati Review.

Leaf Peepers involves a group of strangers interacting at a seaside inn in New England following the cancelation of a destination wedding. Staples describes the scene as “IVF meets drunken karaoke,” and notes that the Cincinnati Review has been a “dream publication” for her.

“Not only is the magazine beautifully designed, but it’s carefully edited, and each issue is chock-full of fabulous writing,” said Staples. “I’m so honored to be included along with so many writers I admire. It’s been a huge boost of energy for my creative life to get this acceptance!”

Paper and digital issues of The Cincinnati Review can be purchased by visiting the online store at https://www.cincinnatireview.com/shop/.

Staples is currently in her sixth year at W&L, serving three years as a visiting assistant professor and now three as an assistant professor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from LaSalle University and a master’s degree in English/creative writing from Arizona State University.

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