Check it out! For the first time in the history of the Sewanee Review, we're delivering a series of never-before-published essays exclusively online. Read the second entry, Michael Beeman's "From Inspiration to Print," which follows the inaugural and eponymous essay of the series, Brock Adams's "Spilt Ink."
Since completing the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA Program in 2009, Michael Beeman has placed writing in the Sewanee Review, Esquire.com, Volume 1. Brooklyn, the South Carolina Review, Thought Catalog, Necessary Fiction, Publishers Weekly, Per Contra, and ForeWord Reviews, among other venues. He recently won the 2013 Andrew Lytle Fiction Prize for best story from the Sewanee Review for his story "Sleeping Saints," published in our winter 2013 issue. He also edits fiction for Big Lucks and reads for Electric Literature's Recommended Reading series. Originally from New England, he now lives in Washington, DC, where he is an enthusiastic volunteer at Dave Eggers' non-profit tutoring center 826DC.