DePaul Event: Transcribathon

Join in a worldwide effort to transcribe a digitized 17th century manuscript by coming to the Scholars Lab, room 103, in the John T. Richardson Library on Thursday, October 25th from 1:00-5:00pm. The Transcribathon is being put on by the Early Modern Poetry Online Project or EMPOP. DePaul University will be joining the National University of Ireland Galway, Virginia Commonwealth University, Northern Virginia Community College, and The Folger Shakespeare Library in transcribing a miscellany from the Folger that contains guides on fishing, instructions on making fireworks, medicinal recipes, and poetry by Petrarch, Ben Jonson, and William Shakespeare. The crowd-sourced transcriptions will expand access to the manuscript both for the public and for researchers by making it discoverable through keyword searching. All you need to do is type what you see!

Those interested in trying their hand, are encouraged to drop in anytime between 1 and 5 p.m. No experience is required! The English faculty and EMPOP member, Megan Heffernan, and rare books librarian, Nora Gabor, will be on hand to assist participants and answer questions. Attendees can bring their own laptops or use the laptops provided in the classroom. Candy brain fuel will be available to keep everyone going strong! Any questions can be sent to Nora Gabor at We hope to see you there!

Call for Submissions: The Sonora Review

The Sonora Review is pleased to announce that it is open to contest submissions for Issue 75: DESIRE until November 5th. 
Sonora Review is run entirely by graduate students in the MFA program at the University of Arizona. They are among the oldest student-run literary journals in the country, and the SR has been devoted since its founding in 1980 to offering a venue for exciting new and emerging authors, as well as prominent southwestern writers and artists.
The theme is DESIRE. For a sense of what they are looking for, please see the contest submissions preview. Include a cover letter with a brief biography, your contact information and any other pertinent information about your submission. Please remove your name or any other identifying marks from your manuscript before uploading. Please state the word count of your piece on the first page of the document.
For Flash Prose Submissions ($8 entry fee): You may submit up to three flash prose pieces in your submission (1000 words or less for each). Click here to submit.
For Nonfiction submissions ($15 entry fee): You may submit an essay of up to 5000 words for consideration. Click here to submit.
Full guidelines here:  
$1000 and publication in Issue 75 of Sonora Review will be awarded for each winner (of the Flash Prose and Nonfiction contests).
Jo Ann Beard – Nonfiction Contest
Nicole Walker – Flash Prose Contest
For further information:
Inquiries to: 

Check out the Slag Glass City Newsletter!

In the Slag Glass City it’s COOLER by the LAKE! We invite you all to have a look at the new newsletter from our journal of the urban essay arts.

Students who would like the opportunity to work on this De Paul-made magazine, and learn more about the history and practice of literary journals, should consider enrolling in the mixed grad and undergrad Winter Quarter course ENG 305/477 Idealists and Happy Fools, The American Literary Magazine. Learn more about the class, and the magazine, here:

Call for Submissions: The London Reader

#MeToo: Stories of Survival
Deadline October 30th, 2018

The London Reader is issuing an open call for short stories, creative non-fiction, poetry, art, true stories, and all other creative writing from those who want to stand up and speak out against sexual harassment, assault, intimate partner violence, or any other unwanted sexual conduct.

The #MeToo movement has begun to reveal just how many people have been affected by an often-ignored, but all-too-common, culture of sexual entitlement and violence. Survivors are increasingly standing up, telling their stories, and forcing the world to listen. This issue of the London Reader will confront this challenging topic by sharing their stories of pain and of survival.

What to submit: Creative works can be stand-alone pieces or collections, but should be fewer than 5,000 words. Multiple submissions are welcome. Artwork should be favourably viewed on a tablet or a single page.

How to submit: Email submissions and questions to Place ‘MeToo Submission’ in the subject line. While they normally ask contributors to include a short biographical statement in the body of the e-mail, they will also accept anonymous submissions for this open call due to its sensitive nature. Please indicate whether the submitted pieces have been previously published and whether you hold publication rights to them.

The deadline for submission on this theme is October 30, 2018.

Call for Submissions: Blacklist Journal

Blacklist Journal is currently seeking submissions from talented student writers and artists across the country.

Are you an avid reader, writer, or artist? Do you enjoy crafting prose or poetry? Would you like to see these works published in a journal?

If so, Blacklist Journal, Brandeis University’s first national undergraduate journal of literature and art, is preparing their upcoming fall issue for in print and online publication. They are a student-run publication seeking work that balances clarity, experimentation, and bite. They seek to publish avant-garde work that creates a challenging narrative.

Blacklist Journal publishes fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and all forms of visual art that can be rendered in a 2-D still or moving format.

Submissions should be sent using the form on their website, The deadline for consideration in the fall 2018 issue is October 31st, before midnight.

For more information on submission guidelines, visit their website: If you have any further questions, please email