Nebraska Center for Writers

Chimney Rock Selected Publications
of Mary Helen Stefaniak


The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia, WW Norton, 2010

The Turk and My Mother. WW Norton, Spring 2004

The Turk and My Mother (novella), Epoch, Winter 2000

Self Storage (collection) New Rivers Press, 1997


"A Note to Biographers Regarding Famous Author Flannery O'Connor," New Stories from the South: The Year's Best. Algonquin Books, 2000.

"Voyeurs," Bless Me Father, Plume/Penguin, 1994

Essay in In the Middle of the Middle West: An Anthology of Creative Non-Fiction. Ed, Becky Bradway. Indiana University Press, 2003.

Story in A Different Plain. University of Nebraska Press.


"You Love That Dog," Epoch, Fall 2004.

"Believing Marina," Glimmer Train, forthcoming

"The Kashube Girl," EPOCH, Fall 1995

"Voyeurs," North American Review, May-June 1992

"The Lonely Seat," Short Story, New Series Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1993. (Selected by Jane Smiley for recognition at the Second International Conference on the Short Story in English, June 1992)

"The Dress From Bangladesh," Iowa Woman, Summer 1992

"Stepping into the World of Men," The Iowa Review, Vol. 19, No. 3, Winter 1989

"America, the Beautiful," The Yale Review, Vol. 77, No. 3, Spring 1988

"Dollbaby," Calyx, Vol. 11, No. 1, Winter 1987/88

"Dear Mike the Mechanic," The Crescent Review, Vol. 5, No. 2, Spring 1988

"Roof Raising," The AGNI Review, 24/25, Spring 1987

"Signs of Life," The Seattle Review, Fall 1986

"Outrunning Gravity," (re-titled "Little Girl Lost"), Redbook, January 1985

"How Does Your Garden Grow," (re-titled "Mary So Contrary"), Redbook, August 1984

"On the Coast of Bohemia," The Source, Spring 1995

"Uncle Bud," Iowa City Magazine, February 1994

North American Review, Short Story, Yale Review, and elsewhere


Recognized for Outstanding Achievement by the Wisconsin Library Association. For The Turk and My Mother.

John Gardner Book Award for Fiction, Binghamton University, 2005 (for The Turk and My Mother)

"Best Fiction of 2004," The Chicago Tribune (for The Turk and My Mother)

Short List, O.Henry Award, 2001 (for The Turk and My Mother

Major Award, Fiction Open, Glimmer Train, for "Believing Marina," 1999

Banta Prize, Wisconsin Library Association 1998. For Self Storage.

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