We are excited to announce DePaul’s 9th Annual Spring English Conference, to be held on Friday, April 27, 2018. We are now accepting submissions of both creative and academic writing and we encourage you to submit your work.
The conference will be held in Arts & Letters Hall, and will include several unique panels of student presentations, a dynamic keynote speaker, a reception, and refreshments. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase what you’ve been working on and support your peers (plus, it looks great on a resume).
The submission deadline is March 30th. Please review the submission guidelines before sending your submissions. If you have any questions, email us at email@example.com.
We look forward to reading your work!
Camila Restrepo, MAE
Anne Terashima, MAWP
Wondering about life after graduation? Ask all your post-grad questions and gain valuable insight from DePaul English alumni Tim Hillegonds, Dylan Weir, and Marcy Farrey, who will discuss going to graduate school and career choices on
Tuesday, Feb. 20th, 6:30-7:30
Arts & Letters #109
From Manzano Mountain Review:
Manzano Mountain Review is an online literary journal based in New Mexico seeking submissions for its second issue.
We like writing that is honest, gritty, vulnerable. Give us plot, but not too much. We want characters like us—complicated, flawed, human. Discomfort us. Provoke awe. Melt our brains.
The theme for Issue No. 2 is “Summer Haunts/ Hauntings.”
Aesthetically, the two editors, Justin Bendell and Kristian Macaron, value writing that crosses boundaries, treads unfamiliar ground, but also work that is rooted in place. Readers will find examples of this in our issues.
Justin likes terse, lyrical fiction with well-conceived plots. He is not afraid of genre writing (especially mysteries and westerns), though he thinks the best writing transcends genre.
Kristian likes writing that is exploratory, narrative, and unexpected. Words that teach and connect the reader/writer through image/metaphor/place.
Submissions are open to all writers.
We seek prose (< 3,000 words), flash fiction, poetry, visual art, and photography. We do not pay.
The deadline for Issue No. 2 is April 1st, 2018.
For more information, visit http://manzanomountainreview.com/
Thanks to all who helped celebrate Big Shoulders Books’ latest, Write Your Heart Out! Check out the Chicago Tribune‘s coverage of the book:
By Riley Jane McLaughlin
Contributor to The Underground
On Tuesday, February 13th, in Arts & Letters Hall at 6:30 pm, Chicago Women In Publishing hosted a mentorship night for DePaul students. The three panelists—Jeff Fleischer, Marian Mangoubi, and Kristen Raddatz—discussed their individual career journeys and what it is like to work in the writing, publishing, and editing realms in Chicago today. The floor was also open for any questions the students had regarding careers in those fields and the best way to start preparing for success.
Jeff Fleischer discussed how he began his career writing for newspapers. Fleischer ran his college newspaper at Indiana University, and then ran a local newspaper in a rural town in Indiana. After coming to Chicago, he began to write for magazines and publications before receiving fellowship to go to New Zealand for a year, where he was able to write on current issues such as climate change, among other topics. After coming back and bouncing around freelance writing and editing jobs, he took a day job working forty hours a week. Outside of this, he published his first nonfiction book in 2011, and then wrote his first fiction book in 2013.
Marian Mangoubi grew up editing medical texts with her mom as a young girl. She got more into creative writing after taking a screenwriting class, and it inspired her to begin a career in freelance writing. While Mangoubi identifies the hardships of doing freelance writing as a full-time job and making a living out of it, she informs her listeners that she has a spouse who also has an income, which allows her the ability to do freelance writing for her career. During the summer, Mangoubi also teaches creative writing at a camp for young girls.
Kristen Raddatz graduated from Wesleyan University about five years ago. She realized her sophomore year that she wanted to be a publisher, and soon began networking with alums during her junior and senior years, after discovering her interest in marketing. Thanks to the connections she made during her internship at an academic magazine, Raddatz was able to get a publicity assistant position at the University of Chicago Press. She’s been promoted a few times since then, still working in publicity at UChicago. As a creative outlet, Raddatz volunteers as the executive editor at Review Books.
Overall, the advice that the panelists offered to the eager students was that networking is essential for success in writing, publishing, or editing, as it allows them to make the crucial connections they need in order to get opportunities and interviews in their field. Also, the panelists offered insights on the difficulties that are very apparent for these careers—they can be unreliable and scary at times. However, they each encouraged students to stick with it if they are truly passionate about writing or publishing.
Are you considering a summer internship? Check out the opportunities below! Let Prof. Chris Green (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you’re selected and he will register you for ENG 392, the online internship class worth 4 hours of Elective English credit (the course also counts for your JYEL requirement if you need it).
Summer Quarter 2018 Internships:
1-Prime Publishing (SEE ATTACHMENT)
Paddy Lusk [email@example.com]
2-ESL Teaching in Brazil (SEE ATTACHMENT)
An international teaching opportunity for DePaul English majors/minors in Brazil at an innovative, socially-minded school called 4YOU2 (https://4y2.org/pt/home/).
The placement is a 5-week Summer internship in which students will receive hands-on ESL teacher training along with the freedom to lead their own classroom.
3-826CHI (SEE ATTACHMENT)
David | 826CHI [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Mia Herman [mailto:email@example.com]
The deadline for our Summer 2018 Editing/Publishing Internship is April 5th.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for creative writers looking to get a start in the publishing industry!
Are you considering an internship for Spring quarter? Check out the opportunities below! Let Prof. Chris Green (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you’re selected and he will register you for ENG 392, the online internship class worth 4 hours of Elective English credit (the course also counts for your JYEL req. if you need it).
Current Spring Quarter 2018 Internships:
- CHICAGO LITERARY HALL OF FAME INTERNSHIP
ChicaGo Literary Hall of Fame is seeking motivated interns. We need help on a variety of projects requiring research, writing, editing, event planning, fundraising, and graphic design. For more information about the organization, view our website at: http://www.chicagoliteraryhof.org. To apply for an internship, contact Donald G. Evans at email@example.com
- SLAG GLASS CITY Editorial Internship (SEE ATTACHMENT)
Please see the attachment re. Editorial Internship positions with Slag Glass City (ignore the old date on the notice), The DePaul English Dept.’s incredible urban nonfiction lit mag run by Prof. Barrie Jean Borich. BBORICH@depaul.edu
- Another Chicago Magazine (ACM)Internship or Paid Office Intern
–Fiction- or Nonfiction-reading of slush pile on Submittable.
–Our poetry editor is handling stuff herself and may appoint an Asst. Poetry Editor
Paid Office Asst.:
Also–I need a paid office intern–$10/hour, about 2 hours a week, 2 miles north of DePaul. Must be reliable. Must be gentle with the paper-shredder (others have broken it). Must be able to alphabetize. Must have common sense. Must be curious about the world and literature. Pleasant working conditions. Mostly consists of filing paper for messy writer. May also be asked to do errands like going to post office, returning library books, doing a little research. Tea and coffee provided, snacks. Must be the kind of person who turns off the light when leaving a room.
Contact the new editor, Sandi Wisenberg
- Internship with CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS
Apply to Adam Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re looking for editorial and social media help.
Essentially, interning at the CHIRB is a great experience for young writers hoping to break into the publishing or media industries, and/or hoping to add some bylines to their CV.
Past interns have gone on to work at Melville House and WW Norton. There are free books involved, and we provide them with free working space at the Literacenter downtown.
Chicago Review of Books
- Social Enterprise Internship with 826CHI (SEE ATTACHMENT)
David | 826CHI [email@example.com]
- Internship with Friends of The Chicago River (SEE ATTACHMENT)
Mark Hauser [MHauser@chicagoriver.org]