Awards and Honors, Alumni News

Amber Wheeler Bacon Wins Breakout 8

Amber Wheeler Bacon MFA '18 is an honoree of Epiphany Lit Mag's inaugural Breakout 8 award for emerging writers. 

Epiphany Lit Mag

The inaugural Breakout 8 Writers Prize, sponsored by Epiphany and The Authors Guild, seeks to recognize outstanding emerging literary voices and bring visibility to the writers of our future by honoring eight student authors.

From hundreds of submissions by graduate and undergraduate poets and writers, judges Hannah Tinti, Alexander Chee, and Tracy O’Neill chose eight winners who will receive publication in Epiphany’s Breakout Eight special issue; a $250 cash prize; a year-long mentorship with Epiphany editor-in-chief Tracy O'Neill; a complimentary one-year student membership to the Authors Guild, including free access to seminars, webinars, and the writers’ resource library; a featured interview published on the Epiphany website, in the Authors Guild Bulletin, and on the Authors Guild website; a one-year subscription to Epiphany; and a short manuscript review.

Amber Wheeler Bacon lives, writes and teaches on the coast in South Carolina. She is an MFA candidate in the Bennington Writing Seminars and is on the board of directors of the South Carolina Writers Association. She’s currently working on a story collection and a novel. This is her first publication.