Free Tickets to the Laugh Factory!

Laugh Factory is offering FREE TICKETS to all English students for the show Verified Laughs every Wednesday at 8pm from now until the end of October.

Verified Laughs is a social media based stand up comedy show where the audience votes on the winner through Instagram and Facebook after watching a series of five minute sets from some of the best comedians in the city.

For those interested in free tickets please email with your name, Wednesday date, and number of tickets desired.

Collision Literary Magazine Call for Submissions

Collision is currently open for submissions of undergraduate fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. They are also looking for submissions for the fall zine, which features writing and black-and-white visual art from student workers. Students who are currently working or have worked a job in the past year are eligible to submit.

To submit to the magazine, send submissions to with your student email, class year, and genre. Submissions close Friday, Feb. 22, but they read on a rolling basis. Zine submissions close Friday, Oct. 19, and submitters must include their title and place of employment in their email.

Established in 2001, Collision is an annual undergraduate publication funded by the University Honors College. You can find more information about the magazine and their submission guidelines at If you have any questions, please contact

Oakland Arts Review Call for Submissions

The Oakland Arts Review (OAR), an international undergraduate literary journal, is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2019 issue.

They seek high quality undergraduate work in the areas of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, and original art (including for their cover). They are also accepting submissions for the 2019 Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Prizes in Nonfiction and Poetry, awarded to the best essay and poem on the experience of being Muslim — the joys and challenges — in America today.

OAR has published undergraduate writers from colleges including but not limited to Emerson College, Hong Kong Baptist University, Northwestern University, Northern Michigan University, The New School, University of Wisconsin, Princeton University, Columbia University, and University of Iowa.

Students must be enrolled as undergraduates at the time of submission.

For more information or to submit your work, please visit the Oakland Arts Review submissions page here.

Community Organizing for Social Justice Job Opportunity

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Wednesday, October 3 at 6 pm central to discuss careers in community organizing with DePaul students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.
DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:
* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Fighting for immigrants’ rights
* Police accountability
Positions start January 14, 2019 in Columbus, OH, Charlottesville, VA, St. Petersburg, and and Jacksonville, FL.
Positions start August 12, 2019 in Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, Columbus, OH, Richmond, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Columbia, SC, St. Petersburg, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Sarasota and Fort Myers, FL.
Starting salary $38,000/year + benefits.
Although it may be helpful, no prior organizing experience is necessary. Fluent Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.
To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit
Still have questions? Contact Sarah Storar at

UC Berkeley CLUJ Call for Submissions

The UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal (CLUJ) is now accepting submissions for its Fall 2018 issue. They invite papers from those working in, around, or critically engaging with literary topics in a comparative nature, broadly construed. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

· Papers comparing at least two authors or texts
· Interdisciplinary research engaging multiples disciplines within the humanities
· Research engaging with literary theory and schools of criticism

Authors whose papers are selected for publication will receive free copies of the issue in which they are published. For more information and full submission guidelines, or to view past issues of CLUJ, please visit the CLJU website’s submissions page.

Submissions for the Fall 2018 issue will be accepted until September 15th.

Welcome back!

Welcome back, everyone!

The Underground is always looking for students interested in providing new content through columns of original writing or research and to conduct interviews with alumni and other members of DePaul’s literary community. If you have an idea for a column, are interested in doing interviews, or have any other questions or comments please contact the Editor-in-Chief of The Underground, Camila Restrepo, at

Good luck to everyone, and lets hope for an excellent Fall Quarter!