Mia Yanosy, ’21 (CLAS), Wins National Award for Fiction Writing

The Department of English would like to give a big congratulations to Mia Yanosy, ’21 (CLAS), a senior English major who recently won a 2021 AWP Intro Journals Award in Fiction for her story, titled “The Most Ordinary Thing.”

The Intro Journals Project, run by the Association of Writers & Writer Programs (or AWP), is a national literary competition with the aim to discover and publish the works of promising literary talents. Competitors must be students who are enrolled in AWP member programs, such as the undergraduate and graduate Creative Writing programs here at the University of Connecticut.

Mary Grimm, an AWP program director, chose Yanosy’s “The Most Ordinary Thing” to be one of the three winners for the Fiction award; her story will be published in Iron Horse Literary Review. While students at the University of Connecticut have participated in this competition for many years, this is the first time in recent memory that a current UConn student won.

Congratulations, Mia!