Erin Pringle

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General Information

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Name: Erin Pringle

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: September 16, 1981 in Terre Haute, Indiana



Photo taken by: Ben Engel

Illinois Connection

Pringle grew up in Casey, Illinois. She lived there until she was eighteen years old. She also attended Columbia College in Chicago in 2000.

Biographical and Professional Information

Erin Pringle was born to Carol J. and James E. Pringle in Terre Haute, Indiana because it was the closest hospital to Casey, Illinois. She lived in Casy, Illinois until she was eighteen and went to Chicago to go to Columbia College. Pringle currently resides in Texas with her husband Jeremy Toungate.

Pringle has a MFA in Creative Writing from Texas State University and a B.S. in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing from Indiana State University where she also graduated cum laude.

Erin's work has been heavily anthologised and has been read on radio. Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, named a Best American Notable Non-Required Reading of 2007, and was short-listed for the 2007 Charles Pick Fellowship.

Published Stories

  • Fall 2008

Every Good Girl Does Fine in Big Pulp The Floating Order in Electric Velocipede

  • Summer 2008

Midwest in Memoriam in New York Tyrant Sleight in Dogzplot The Goblin Train in kadar koli

  • Spring 2008

Why Jimmy in Austin Chronicle Online All I Have Left in Etchings Rabbits in Interbirth Books website

  • Winter 2007/2008

Drift in pacificReview Sanctuary in Dark Recesses

  • Fall 2007

Pygmalions in Ugly Accent Thirteen Ways of Looking at My Father in Quay

  • Summer 2007

Trolls in Whistling Shade All I Have Left in Project for a New Mythology Skeletons/My Fourth Birthday in SUB-LIT

  • Fall 2006

The Only Child in Barrelhouse (print edition, illustrated by Warren Craghead)

  • Spring 2006

Digging in Lake Effect Magnolia Lyric in Quarter After Eight Park in Sno*vigate The Only Child in Barrelhouse (web edition)

  • Summer 2005

Losing, I Think in Whistling Shade

  • Fall 2005

Stay in Porcupine' 'Losing, I Think in Circle Moxie in Bonfire

  • Spring 2003

Remember Ella in Quarter After Eight

  • Winter 2003

Wednesday Night Reflections, Edited Thursday in Quarter After Eight Raw As Hands in Pagitica in Toronto Mabel and Ivy in Downstate Story Looker in Adirondack Review

  • Spring 2002

Where Cats Meow in Indiana English Journal

  • January 2001

Novel excerpt: Of Helen in Drunk Duck.

Published Works

  • The Floating Order, Two Ravens Press, 2009

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Literary Awards

The Only Child was named a Best American Notable Non-Required Reading for 2007

Shortlisted for the 2007 Charles Pick Fellowship

Winner of Pagitica in Toronto Short-Fiction Contest

Pushcart-Prize Nominee for The Only Child in 2007

Finalist in Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest

Honorable Mention in Stony Brook Fiction Contest, 2002, 2003

Nominated for an Illinois Art Council Award 2003 - for story in Downstate Story Magazine

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Erin Pringle on WorldCat

Erin Pringle on Amazon


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