This collection is primarily for original works of creative writing including novels, short stories, poetry collections, which are intended for commercial publication.

This collection is restricted to Creighton University faculty, staff, and students who have a valid NetID and password.

Students in all other programs should use the unrestricted Thesis and Dissertation collection and consider the embargo option if they require a period of restricted access.

For questions or more information about this collection please contact Richard Jizba in the Health Sciences Library: 402 280-5142.

Recent Submissions

  • The Highwall Lighthouse and Other Stories 

    Snedeker, Shelby
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    “The Highwall Lighthouse and Other Stories” includes the title story, as well as four other short stories, “The Walk to the Lighthouse,” “Sea of Glass,” “The Siren Show,” and “On Becoming the Sky and Sea”. Readers have ...
  • While Everyone Was Watching 

    Liberatore, Jesse
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    While Everyone Was Watching is the story of a small Virginia town and the secrets that will shake them.
  • Half Way Home 

    Fiedler, Marta
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Half Way Home is a collection of essays dealing with issues of family, relationships, identity, and surviving trauma. In these essays, the author struggles to make peace with her father’s age and declining health, her ...
  • Whiskey Sour 

    Spears, Meredith Allison
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Whiskey Sour is a historical novel set during Prohibition in 1924 in Chicago, Bellevue/Omaha, and New York City, following the life of Mia Angela Scalisi, a young, well-known nightclub singer, and her relationships with ...
  • The Bindle Stiff and Other Stories 

    Hamel, Christopher
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    The Bindle Stiff and Other Stories is a collection of short fiction. “The Bindle Stiff” is a dusty re-examination of the value we place on human life, set in the Central Plain states in the early 1940’s. The other stories ...
  • Long Time Gone 

    Churchill, Robert J. Sr.
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    This Master of Fine Arts thesis consists of thirty-six poems on various subjects. Some examine the events that occurred during my thirteen months as a combat engineer in Vietnam from 1969-70. Others reflect upon more ...
  • Monsters on the Map: Poetry in Liminal Spaces 

    Pulsipher, Erin
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    In the middle ages, map makers filled the expanse of ocean between continents with hosts of chimeric creatures. The monsters on these maps were half science, half art. I tend to admire my own versions of these monsters in ...
  • Hydrology 

    Hedrick, Leah
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Hydrology is a collection of poems. Many of the poems reflect on the author's experiences as a human woman and the spaces she has inhabited: literal and metaphorical, concrete and abstract, real and imagined.|INTRODUCTION|Poetry, ...
  • Serpentine and Other Stories 

    Chirdon, Quentin
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Heidegger’s “being home versus being away from home” dichotomy describes among other things the artist’s place in the contentious relationship between conformity and creativity. The safety and security that comes with a ...
  • Estonian Underground and Other Stories 

    Hermes, Arnulfo Jesus
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    This is a collection of three short stories written during my time at Creighton University’s MFA program. “Estonian Underground” is a coming of age story about two brothers, Daniil and Sasha, who explore an abandoned, ...
  • Heirlooms 

    Sindelar, Nathan
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Heirlooms is a collection of short prose works written and edited while attending Creighton University’s MFA program. The pieces range in length—some less than one hundred words, none longer than a few pages—and each, the ...
  • Unstable Forces: A Collection of Short Fiction 

    Adams, LeeAnn
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    This collection of flash fiction and short stories focuses on force: such as the unstoppable, the unhealthy, and the unexplainable. In some cases, these forces are external and manifest as moving continents, a wormhole, ...
  • Night Geese: Selected Poems 

    Kokensparger, Brian Jay
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    A chapbook of selected poetry and an introductory essay, all written by the candidate.
  • Mute Residences 

    Hraban, Allison
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Mute Residences is a collection of poems that embodies the tension between personal and imagined spaces. The poems tow the line between narrative and lyric, the autobiographical and the fantastic. The collection’s title ...
  • Cellophane Bruise 

    Aichinger, Scott
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Cellophane Bruise is a collection of poems using the act of speech to examine relationships and questions how the speaker reconciles his private self with his public self. Poems explore themes of grief (e.g., “Three Sketches ...
  • You & Your Red Throat 

    Else Woelber, Aubree
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    You & Your Red Throat is an exploration of more than my personal and writerly obsessions. They are my necessities. Most evident throughout the manuscript is my search for identity and human commonality within what is often ...
  • Tenders' Wars 

    Porath, Benjamin J.
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2016)
    Michael Tenders had an ideal upbringing. Loving family, Midwestern values. In 2005, he joined the army. This loosely linked set of stories follows Tenders through his childhood, deployments, and civilian life afterward. ...
  • Love 

    DeNatale, Amanda
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2016)
    This short story collection, Love, contains four short stories titled: “Just Enough”, “The Arrival”, “Fathers”, and “Running”. Each story is told from the perspective of a different character, all of which are members of ...
  • Walking the Wheel 

    Gobel, Andrew
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2016)
    Walking the Wheel is a wholesome story about a homeless junky and schizophrenic that are desperately trying to find shelter, in somewhere other than the homeless shelter, on the streets of Omaha, NE.
  • Fran & Marie: The Short Stories 

    Koneck-Wilwerding, Nicole
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2016)

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