The Love Child. Black Sparrow Press (1979), short fiction. Awarded The Great Lakes Fiction Award.
The Formal Voice. Black Sparrow Press (1982), short fiction. Awarded the Withrop College Press Award for 1982.
Descant. Palaemon Press (1982)
Air and Salt. Carnegie Mellon University Press, (1983), poetry
The Musician. Black Sparrow Press (1987), short fiction
Recital in a Private Home. Carnegie-Mellon University Press (1989), poetry
The Writing Room: Keys to the Craft of Fiction and Poetry. Longstreet Press (1989)
When We Were Cherished. Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series (2013), poetry
Writing: The Translation of Memory. Macmillan Pub Co (April 1990)
The Confidence Woman. Longstreet Press (1991), Editor, essays
First a Long Hesitation. Carnegie-Mellon University Press (1992)
My Poor Elephant: 27 Male Writers at Work. Longstreet Press (1992), Editor, essays
The Magic Pencil: Teaching Children Creative Writing : Exercises and Activities for Children, Their Parents, and Their Teachers. Peachtree Publishers (1994)
The Girl, Painted: Stories. Carnegie-Mellon University Press (1996), short fiction
Ms Shelnutt's short fiction has also published in the following quarterly literary reviews:
Agni Review ["Driving to the Interior: Elizabeth Bishop, Guide," AGNI:26; "The Formal Voice," AGNI:13; "Timing," AGNI: 10/11.], American Review, Black Warrior Review, Carolina Quarterly, Denver Quarterly, Great Lakes Review, The Literary Review, Palaemon Press, Ploughshares ["The Pilot-Messenger," Vol. 6, No. 4 (1981), pp. 123–130] ["The Beguiling Idiot," Vol. 13, No. 2/3 (1987), pp. 90–99.], Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, Slow Loris Reader, Story Quarterly, and West Branch.
Her poetry has appeared in:
American Review, Apalachee Quarterly, Chattahoochee Review, New Delta Review, New Poets Review, Nimrod, North American Review, Oxford Magazine, Pig Iron Anthology, Poet & Critic, Sow's Ear, Spoon River Quarterly, Tar River Poetry, etc.
Greene, Melissa Fay. Review of The Musician in The Iowa Review, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Spring - Summer, 1988), pp. 174–177.
Martin, David. Review of "The Musician" in Cream City Review, Spring 1988.
Special CollectionsWilliam Peden Short Story Collection, MU Libraries, University of Missouri
- Eve Shelnutt to William Peden, 6 March 1986
- William Peden to Eve Shelnutt, 13 March 1986