Linda Busby Parker


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Linda Busby Parker | Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Specializes in creative writing and the processes of contemporary publishing.

HUMB 253  |  460-6146  |  lbparker@southalabama.edu


Linda’s novel, Seven Laurels (historical fiction) won the James Jones First Novel Award and the Langum Prize for Historical Fiction. Her short stories have been published in Big Muddy, Confluence, Provincetown Arts, Oracle, and Literary Mobile. Her book reviews have appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune, the Mobile Press Register, 2nd & Church, First Draft, and the Alabama Writer’s Forum online. Her short pieces have been published in Writer’s Digest and 2nd & Church. She has served as a Fletcher Pratt Fellow in Fiction at Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and as a Tennessee Williams Scholar in Fiction at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She has edited four books for Excalibur Press: two collections of short stories and personal essays, one young adult novel (historical fiction) titled Isabella’s Libretto and one collection of short stories No Landscape Lasts Forever (summer 2016). Research based articles have been published in Journalism Quarterly, Journal of Broadcasting, Journal of Communication, and Feedback; her work has also been included in conference proceedings and in one research anthology titled Broadcasting Research Methods. In addition to literary works, she has published two college-level textbooks on media: The Art & Science of Radio, and Mass Media in a New Age. Her current professional activities are divided between teaching, writing, and editing.