Margaret Luongo

Margaret Luongo
Associate Professor of English 

370 Bachelor Hall
Oxford Campus


  • MFA, Creative Writing, University of Florida, 2001
  • BA, Drama, Catholic University of America

Teaching Interests

  • The Short Story
  • Creative Writing Practice
  • Contemporary Fiction & Publishing
  • Researched Creative Writing

Research Interests

  • Short fiction
  • Formal experimentation in prose
  • Writing about art, mental illness, and theater/performance

Selected Publications

  • “Fifty-three,” flash creative nonfiction, Five Points: A Journal of Literature & Art; Vol. 20, No.3, Summer 2021.
  • “Interiors,” poetry, BORDERS, catalog of Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, 2020.
  • "Right Now," lyric essay, Deep Beauty, ed. Rosemary Winslow, Katie Lee, Woodhall Press, March 2020.
  • “Wilson and Love,” poetry, Poet Sounds anthology, ed. Gerry Lafemina, Christine Stroud, CityLit Press, November 2019.
  • "Crawling Toward Authenticity," review of Alyssa Nutting’s Made for Love, The Cincinnati Review, May 2018.
  • "Amenities," flash nonfiction, New Flash Fiction Review (NFFR), Issue #15, December 2018.
  • "Functional Aesthetics," short fiction, anthology, A Very Angry Baby, Acre Books, Winter 2017.
  • "Cutting a Window in the Self: Mindfulness and Mania," review, David Ebenbach’s Miss Portland; Fiction Southeast, Fall 2017.
  • History of Art: Stories, LSU Press, 2016.
  • "No Destination: Migrants in Crisis," review breach, by Olumide Popoola, Annie Holmes; Consequence Magazine, September 2016.
  • "Envy and Soullessness in the Suburbs," review, Kathryn Davis' Duplex, The Cincinnati Review, Winter 2015
  • Various Reviews, Interviews, & Short Fiction: Fiction Southeast
  • "A Note on the Type," The Southern Review, October 2015
  • "Magnolia Grandiflora," Wraparound South, Winter 2015
  • "Exile," The Rusty Toque, Winter 2015
  • "Repatriation," Consequence on-line, December 2014
  • "Three Portraits of Elaine Shapiro," Big Fiction, Summer 2014
  • Word ProblemThe Cincinnati Review, Winter 2013
  • "History of Art," Consequence, Winter 2013
  • "History of Art: The War Artist Makes God Visible,Memorious, Spring 2011
  • "Girls Come Calling," The Cincinnati Review, Summer 2010
  • "The War Artist," GRANTA online, August 2010
  • "Buoyant," New South, Summer 2008
  • "If the Heart is Lean," North American Review, Jan/Feb. 2008
  • If the Heart Is Lean, LSU Press, Fall 2008
  • "Fine Arts," The Cincinnati Review, May 2007
  • "What Nina Wants," Brilliant Corners, December 2005
  • "Mrs. Fargo," FENCE, Fall 2005
  • "Do That Everywhere," Hogtown Creek Review, Fall 2004
  • "Pretty," Pushcart Prize XXVIII, Best of the Small Presses, 2004
  • "Tea Set," Kalliope, Volume XXV No. 1, Spring 2003
  • "Circus," The Montserrat Review, #7, Spring 2003
  • "Chestnut Season," Jane, February 2003
  • "Pretty," Tin House, #11, Spring 2002

Grants and Awards

  • Hawthornden Fellowship, Midlothian, Scotland, June 2019
  • Ohio Arts Council Creative Writing Residency at the Fine Arts Work Center, Summer 2009
  • Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, 2008
  • Ohio Arts Council Grant, 2007
  • Pushcart Prize, 2004

Work in Progress

Margaret Luongo’s new story collection, History of Art, was published in March 2016 by LSU Press. She is currently working on a collection of essays about lost art and PTSD.