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MADISON STRAKE BERNATH

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EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

MFA, Creative Writing, Nonfiction, May 2014

Thesis: What You Leave Behind: A Collection of Travel Essays

Advisor: Lisa Roney

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Office of International Studies, Writing About Eating Experiences in London and Paris, July 2012

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

BA, English, Summa Cum Laude, December 2010

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

International Summer Schools, Shakespeare & Literature, July-August 2010

 

PUBLICATIONS

FICTION

“Orlando Jones Lends an Ear,” Other Orlandos: An Anthology, Burrow Press, 2017

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

“You can do it all (just not well): A lesson for men and women,” Orlando Sentinel, April 2017

“Incestuous Orlando Arts Scene—Cross-Pollinate, Mingle to Multiply,” Orlando Sentinel, December 2016

REVIEWS

The Jack Bank: A Book Review,” The Florida Review, October 2015

Betty Paige: Queen of Curves: A Book Review,” The Drunken Odyssey, January 2015

Buzzed Books #15: “2014 Miami Book Fair International Review,” The Drunken Odyssey, November 2014

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS: CREATIVE NONFICTION

“In an Alternate Universe: Where Things Do Not Happen Because Repeal Day Also Never Happened,” The Drunken Odyssey: Episode 75 (podcast), December 2013

“The Five Stages of Becoming a Woman,” The Drunken Odyssey: Episode 47 (podcast), May 2013

“360 Glazed Donut Vodka,” McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Reviews of New Food, February 2013

“Eating Experiences in London and Paris,” University of Central Florida: Hospitality Abroad, July 2012

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS: FREELANCE

Chiropractic Information (10 Articles) Ref: Dr. Boris Nektalov, 2015

Laws & Regulations (2 Articles) Ref: Ryan Klien, 2013

Diet & Health Tips (6 Articles) Ref: Dan Robey, 2013

Creative Writing Education (7 Articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2012

Sports Nutrition Education (6 Articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2012

Library Science Education (8 Articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2012

LPN Education & Advancement (5 Articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2012

Court Reporting 101 (5 Articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2012

Electrician Training (10 Articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2011-2012

HVAC Trade School (10 articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2011-2012

Marine Biology Education (5 articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2011-2012

Engineering (7 articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2011-2012

Architecture (3 articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2011-2012

Film School (7 articles) Ref: David Naidu, 2011-2012

Law School (1 article) Ref: David Naidu, 2011

Zoology (1 article) Ref: David Naidu, 2011

 

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

SINKHOLE, Online

Creative Editor, Current

Duties: Screen manuscripts / Send acceptance & rejection letters / Write business plan, mission statement, submission guidelines, letters from the editor, & newsletters / Participate in podcasts / Participate in editorial discussions / Develop and implement marketing strategies / Partake in conferences / Solicit submissions / Source artwork / Layout webpages / Plan readings and other events

PITHEAD CHAPEL, Online

Assistant Nonfiction Editor, 2013-2017

Duties: Screen creative nonfiction manuscripts / Participate in online editorial discussions

THE CYPRESS DOME JOURNAL, Orlando, FL

Advisor, 2013-2014

Duties: Layout publication plan / Guide students through reading period, proofreading period, and book design

THE FLORIDA REVIEW, Orlando, FL

Editorial Assistant, 2011-2012

Duties: Screen poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction manuscripts / Copyedit and proofread manuscripts for publication

THE CYPRESS DOME JOURNAL, Orlando, FL

Intern, 2010

Duties: Participate as a member of the layout and design team / Advertise for submissions and subscriptions

CENTRAL FLORIDA FUTURE, Orlando, FL

Contributing Writer, 2008-2009

Duties: Pen articles for the Variety section

 

TEACHING & ADVISING

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Adjunct Professor

CRW 4224 (U), Advanced Nonfiction Workshop (Spring Semester 2017)

VALENCIA COLLEGE

Adjunct Professor

ENC 1102 (U), Composition II (Fall Semester 2016)

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Adjunct Professor

CRW 3120 (U), Fiction Workshop (Spring Semester 2016)

VALENCIA COLLEGE

Adjunct Professor

ENC 1102 (U), Composition II (Spring Semester 2016)

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Adjunct Professor

CRW 4122 (U), Advanced Fiction Workshop (Fall Semester 2015)

LITERARY ARTS PARTNERSHIP

Program Manager

Creative Writing Camp (Summer 2014 & Summer 2015)

VALENCIA COLLEGE

Adjunct Professor

ENC 1102 (U), Composition II (Fall Semester 2014)

SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA

Adjunct Professor

ENC 1101 (U), Composition I (Fall Semester 2014)

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Advisor

The Cypress Dome Journal (Fall Semester 2013 & Spring Semester 2014)

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Guest Instructor

CRW 4224 (U), Advanced Nonfiction Workshop (February 14, 2014)

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Guest Instructor

CRW 3211 (U), Creative Nonfiction Writing (February 12, 2014)

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Guest Instructor

CRW 3013 (U), Creative Writing for English Majors (April 11, 2013; April 16, 2013)

SCHOLARSHIPS

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Graduate Assistantship, 2013-2014

NEW YORK STATE SUMMER WRITERS INSTITUTE

Residency Scholarship, 2013

BRIGHT FUTURES

Florida Academic Scholars, 2006-2010

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Graduate Advisor, The Cypress Dome Literary Journal, 2013-2014

Vice President, Graduate Writers’ Association, 2013-2014

Secretary, Graduate Writers’ Association, 2012

President, Zeta Xi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society, 2010

Member, Burnet Honors College Congress, 2006-2010

Historian, Zeta Xi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society, 2009

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)

 former Graduate Writers’ Association (GWA)

 former Sigma Tau Delta (STD)

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