April 28, 2006 English Department
“Hollowed Be Thy Name," a short story by Dr. Stephen Coyne, Morningside College professor of English, has been selected as a Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2005 by storySouth, a Web site that showcases the best fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry of writers from the south.
The award honors the best short stories published each year in online magazines and journals. Coyne’s short story was originally published in the March-April 2004 issue of the North American Review and reprinted in the spring 2005 Web issue of the same journal.
Coyne's fiction and poetry have appeared in other literary journals including The Georgia Review, Southern Review, American Short Fiction, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. His short story “Hunting Country” was published in “Best of the South: From the Second Decade of New Stories from the South,” edited by Shannon Ravenel and released in 2005 by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, N.C.
Coyne has been at Morningside since 1988, where he teaches creative writing and American literature. He is the creator and coordinator of the Sioux City Readings Series, which brings nationally published poets, novelists, and short story writers to Sioux City. He has a master's degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, completed the Graduate Program in Writing at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and holds a doctorate from the University of Denver in Colorado.