Call for Submissions: Spokane Prize for Short Fiction

Deadline: June 30, 2019
Entry Fee: $28
Cash Prize: $2,000
E-mail address:
A prize of $2,000 and publication by Willow Springs Books is given annually for a short story collection. Submit a manuscript of three or more stories totaling at least 98 pages with a $27.50 entry fee by June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Willow Springs Books, Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, c/o Inland Northwest Center for Writers, 668 North Riverpoint Boulevard, 2 RPT #259, Spokane, WA 99202.

Summer Internship Opportunity

DePaul English alumnus Alye Prentice is building a tutoring business. If interested, please send your resume and a writing sample to her at

Help to build workshops that focus on creating equitable environments for diverse learners. Research best practices for developmental education. Aim to create scaffolding opportunities for learning objectives.

In turn, the intern will learn to investigate the following areas:

Learn how to craft lesson plans, organize coursework, and build a syllabus that emphasize student engagement and rhetorical application. Discuss and develop teaching philosophy.

Interns will meet with Alye face-to-face at least three times over the summer session.

Summer Quarter Course Highlight: Writing and Social Engagement

Want to know more about teaching English? Want to support immigrant and refugee students in Chicago? Have a look at this Exp Learning class offered this summer.

WRD 377
Writing and Social Engagement: Language, Identity, Collaboration

In Writing and Social Engagement: Language, Identity, Collaboration, you will be working and collaborating with Chicago Public high school (CPS) students who have self-identified as Immigrant and/or Refugee. Throughout the summer quarter, we will examine the experiences and education of diverse immigrant communities in the U.S. as well as examine what it means to be an English Learner (English Emergent). We will work directly with students on literacy skills, and we will be collaborating with CPS high school students on writing our stories. Our work and collaboration will happen on site at their CPS high school.

Literature for Justice Event

Literature transforms the way we look at the world, deepening our understanding of even the most complex issues of today. Recognizing the strength of the written word, the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice program brings broad awareness to the issue of mass incarceration in America through the power of books.

Join us for an evening with an author and editor of two of this year’s Literature for Justice’s titles, James Kilgore and Robin Levi, in conversation with Sergio De La Pava. The writers will discuss their books and how literature can transform our understanding of America’s carceral system.

A limited number of complementary books will be available to attendees.

Robin Levi is co-editor with Ayelet Waldman of Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives From Women’s Prisons, which tells the stories of 13 women inside the American prison system. Levi is a consultant working in the field of human rights and is the former human rights director at Justice Now. While a staff attorney at the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, she documented sexual abuse of women in U.S. state prisons.

James Kilgore is the author of Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time. He lived as a fugitive in South Africa from 1991 to 2002 under the name John Pape. In 2002, authorities extradited him to the United States where he served six and a half years in prison for political offenses committed in the 1970s. Kilgore is a social justice activist and writes widely on issues pertaining to mass incarceration. He is also a research scholar at the Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois.

Sergio De La Pava is a member of the 2018-2019 Literature for Justice Committee. He is the author of three novels: A Naked Singularity, Personae, and Lost Empress. He is also a lifelong public defender and Legal Director at New York County Defender Services in Manhattan where he represents indigent criminal defendants and advocates for large-scale criminal justice reform.

Presented in partnership by:
National Book Foundation, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, Human Rights Lab, and School of Social Service Administration

To register, click here.