Nicole L.V. Mullis earned her Creative Writing MFA from Western Michigan University and her Journalism BA from Michigan State University. Her plays have been produced across the United States. Her creative writing has appeared in periodicals, anthologies, and newspapers. Her novel “A Teacher Named Faith” was published by Cairn Press. Her column work has been recognized by the Michigan Press and the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors.


  • LACA Tales for the Stage festival finalist: “Algorithm & Blues”
  • Western Michigan University All University Graduate Teaching Effective Awardee
  • Fusion 15th Annual Short Works Festival 2nd Seven playwright: “Algorithm & Blues”
  • Gwen Frostic creative nonfiction finalist: “Timely Lesson. Late Gratitude”
  • Gwen Frostic playwriting finalist: “Security Blanket”
  • Michigan Associated Press Media Editors – Second Place for Best Column
  • Fusion 14th Annual Short Works Festival 2nd Seven playwright
  • Theatre Kalamazoo’s 7th Annual New Playfest Finalist: “Mom’s Favorite”
  • Michigan Press Award – Second Place for Best Column
  • Edmond Driftwood Players’ 8th Annual Festival Of Shorts finalist  & Audience Choice winner: “Did Your Find Everything OK?”
  • Tipping Point Theatre Sandbox Festival finalist: “Red Sauce”
  • Fusion 12th Annual Short Works Festival finalist:
  • Theatre Kalamazoo’s 7th Annual New Playfest finalist: “Red Sauce”
  • Douglas Morrison Theatre CageMatch finalist
  • Gertrude Stein Award Finalist: “Another Man’s Wife”
  • Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence recipient: “On Bended Knee”
  • TLC Production’s Canton One-Acts Festival finalist: “Security Blanket”
  • Glimmertrain’s Family Matter Competition finalist: “Another Man’s Wife”
  • ASMSU Undergraduate Playwriting Competition winner: “Sea Glass”
  • William Randolph Hearst Special Merit Award in Feature Writing (Collegiate):