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Omaha native JAMES MCKINLEY is editor-in-chief of New Letters/BkMk Press and a tenured professor in the English Department at the University of Missouri — Kansas City, where he lives. He is director of the University's Professional Writing Program, co-director of the New Letters Weekend Writers Conference and the Mark Twain Creative Writers Workshop. His short stories have appeared in Missouri Review, New Letters, Passage Northwest, Story Quarterly, and elsewhere. His articles have appeared in Ambassador, American Heritage, Artlogue, Esquire, Kansas City Magazine, the National Catholic Reporter, New Letters, Playboy, and elsewhere. He has received two fellowships to the MacDowell Colony (1983 and 1989) and two senior Fulbright fellowships — to Yugoslavia (1983-84) and Spain (1992). His honors include second prize in the Associated Writing Programs' Short-Short Fiction Contest (1985) and honorable mention in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest (1985). James McKinley is the author of Assassination in America (Harper & Row, 1977), Acts of Love, a collection of short stories (Breitenbush Books, 1987), and The Fickleman Suite and Other Stories (University of Arkansas Press, 1993).

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