CHSS Distinguished Alumni Staff - Rich

Colleen Kearney Rich

MFA '95

Colleen Kearney Rich has worked at George Mason University for more than 30 years in various roles. She is currently managing editor of the university’s award-winning magazine Mason Spirit and its research newsletter Mason Momentum. She earned an MFA in fiction from Mason in 1995. While in graduate school, she helped found the literary journal, So to Speak, which turns 30 this year.   
Rich is the author of the chapbooks Things You Won't Tell Your Therapist (Finishing Line Press, 2019) and Bunnyman Bridge (A3 Press, 2021). Her writing has been published in numerous literary journals, including SmokeLong Quarterly, Wigleaf, Matchbook, and Pithead Chapel. She is a fellow of the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts in Georgia and was a 2021 Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference.