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Molia (Molly) Dumbleton

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  • Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing (SCPS and LAS/English), Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee (AFAC) Representative
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  • Part-Time Faculty
  • ​Office hours by appointment.


Molia Dumbleton has a B.A. from Oberlin College, an M.A. from Rice University, an M.A. in Creative Writing from Northwestern University, and an M.F.A. in Fiction from Bennington College. Her creative work has appeared in The Sun Magazine, Ecotone, The Kenyon Review, New England Review, The Cincinnati Review, Witness, Catapult, and elsewhere, and been awarded honors including Ireland's Seán Ó Faoláin Story Prize, the Columbia Journal Winter Fiction Prize, a Susannah McCorkle Scholarship in Fiction at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, a Peter Taylor Fellowship from the Kenyon Review Summer Writers’ Workshops, and an Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Award. Her stories have been selected for inclusion in Best Small Fictions, the Bath and Bridport Prize Anthologies, and the Wigleaf Top 50, and her latest work-in-progress was the winner of the 2023 Granum Prize. Molly is a freelance writer, an assistant fiction editor at Split Lip Magazine, and a member of the curatorial board at Ragdale. She has been teaching creative writing at DePaul since 2003.