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Upcoming Book by DePaul Alum, Zhanna Slor: Breakfall

Author of At The End of the World, Turn Left, Zhanna Slor’s upcoming book Breakfall is a domestic thriller about a young mother, fresh off a divorce, whose sultry affair with a married police officer leads to a scandal, but when people at her Jiu Jitsu gym start dying and disappearing, the only connection is Mina herself. 

To be published by Agora Books and released in Spring 2023

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Apprenticeship at One Story

One Story has an exciting opportunity for a rising college senior or class of ’22 grad: a paid apprenticeship.

This position is ideal for a young person who hopes to work in the publishing or non-profit sector. They are specifically seeking applicants from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the publishing industry.

This is an opportunity to gain valuable skills and forge connections with peers and potential employers. In addition to experience gained from day-to-day tasks, the apprentice will receive specialized training in marketable skill sets such as design and production, project management, social media and marketing, proofreading and copyediting, online pedagogy best practices, and others.

The goal is for the apprentice to leave their time with One Story with industry connections and a diverse and varied set of skills that will make their resumes stand out to future employers. The apprenticeship runs from September 2022 to May 2023.

The time commitment for this position is 15 hours a week. An exact schedule will be determined upon hiring, but the apprentice should expect to spend at least one full day a week in the office, with the rest of the work done remotely. They will receive regular performance reviews to help ensure that they are getting the most out of the experience. They should reside within commuting distance of our office in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

The apprentice will be paid stipend totaling $10,000 for the 9 month period. 

Applications are due May 16th. For more information, and to apply, visit their website.

Thank you!

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Professor Kathleen Rooney’s Newest Poetry Collection

Professor Rooney’s latest poetry collection, which won the XJ Kennedy Prize from Texas Review Press, is coming out this Fall and is now available for pre-order through TRPAmazon, and B&N. 

You can read more about it through the links and in these blurbs:

“In Kathleen Rooney’s Where are the Snows, profound and hilarious stanzas underpin a philosophy for living in an era that feels post-claiming-to-be-post-anything. The book is both a modern pastoral with startled, awestruck observations about everything from the economy to Wednesdays and a deeply emotional elegy for a complicated, yet beloved, spirituality. Rooney’s adroit use of language reveals how nostalgia and history are their own kinds of mysticism and—my favorite—that time itself is just a metaphysical joke. I mean, c’mon, her dedication reads: To the future. Rooney is at her funniest in this book, and in all the best ways: subversive, nerdy, and tragic. You won’t believe how saintly I’ve become. She writes. Big halo energy. This is a great book.”
— Sommer Browning, Author of Good Actors 

“Reading Kathleen Rooney’s Where Are The Snows is refreshing. Here is a book unafraid to face the various crises of the world and admit it might not work out. The magic of Rooney’s writing is its lightness: funny, playful, cynical, indulgently dark, and poignant, Where Are The Snows is always delightful. I promise you won’t be able to stop reading these poems.”
—José Olivarez, Author of Citizen Illegal 

“Kathleen Rooney’s Where Are the Snows is a book of investigative improvisation—interested in the loss and whereabouts of everyday goodness, the futility of contemporary politics and capitalism, the transience of joy and sorrow. Her supercharged lyrics pulse with interruption, iteration, and inference. They juxtapose absurd facts and self-deprecating queries with the timing of a standup comedian. Half heartbreaking, half hilarious, this book is 100% punk rock.”
—Marcus Wicker, author of Silencer 

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Call for Papers: Creating Knowledge Submit by 5 pm on Friday, May 6, 2022

The English department is now seeking submissions for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ undergraduate research journal, Creating Knowledge. Faculty members from the English department will choose one essay to represent the department in this year’s publication.  If you would like to have your essay considered for publication, please email a copy of your paper as a Word document to Professor Rebecca Cameron at rcameron@depaul.edu by 5 pm on Friday, May 6th. Please include your full name and student ID number in the body of the email. Your essay must meet the following requirements:

  • Include original research using primary and/or secondary sources; papers written in Research Intensive courses, Independent Studies, or the Newberry Seminar would be excellent options.
  • Have been written in a course in the English department or in the Newberry Seminar.
  • Be between 3000 and 5000 words.
  • Be formatted according to MLA standards and include a works cited page.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Rebecca Cameron at rcameron@depaul.edu.