Spring English Conference Call for Submissions


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 englishconference.dpu@gmail.com.

We look forward to reading your work!

Camila Restrepo, MAE
Anne Terashima, MAWP
Conference Co-Organizers


Manzano Mountain Review seeks submissions


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/

Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium


The annual Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) will take place at DePaul on Sunday, April 15th, in the Student Center. See https://www.caurs.com/

This annual research Symposium is a partnership between several area universities, primarily DePaul, Northwestern, Loyola, ITT, Roosevelt, and the University of Chicago. The Symposium is for undergraduates primarily in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, but any undergrad may present research they have done here or through an external program.

Registration is open 2/2-3/31 at https://www.caurs.com/

The Breakout 8 Writers Prize


The Breakout 8 Writers Prize (*Deadline: February 15*)

Judged by Alexander Chee, Hannah Tinti, and Tracy O’Neill

The Breakout 8 Writers Prize is a new award for student writers, sponsored by Epiphany Magazine and The Authors Guild.

Eight winners will receive:

  • Publication in the Epiphany Breakout 8 Special Issue
  • A year-long mentorship with Epiphany Editor-in-Chief and 2015 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree Tracy O’Neill
  • A $250 cash prize
  • A featured interview published on the Epiphany website and in the Authors Guild Bulletin
  • A short manuscript review + more

All students (undergraduate and graduate) enrolled for the Fall 2017–Spring 2018 academic year are eligible to apply, with a submission of either fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.

SUBMIT HERE. Deadline: February 15th. 

Indiana Review Poetry Prize

2018 poetry prize 1

The Indiana Review accepts original work from both established and emerging writers, so long as the work is previously unpublished. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review. The deadline is March 31st, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. The entry fee is $20 and includes a year-long subscription to the magazine. Entrants who submit before February 15th will receive 50% off the entry fee. Submitters can access the online submission form on our website (www.indianareview.org/contests). All entries are considered anonymously for publication.

Call for Submissions: Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal (CLUJ)


The Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal (CLUJ) at the University of California, Berkeley, showcases the best undergraduate research in comparative literature and media from universities all over the world. They are currently accepting submissions for the Spring 2018 issue. Submissions in any language are welcome. They invite research papers from all those working in, around, or critically engaging with literary topics in a comparative nature. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

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

For more information and full submission guidelines, please visit the submissions page. Authors whose papers are selected for publication will receive free copies of the issue in which they are published.

Submissions for the Spring 2018 issue will be accepted until February 15th, 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time.

Introducing Magazine: Call for Submissions


INTRODUCING is an online quarterly literary magazine dedicated exclusively to publishing new writers. It is now open for submissions of literary short fiction from 1,500-5,000 words. Only writers who have never been published, in print or online, are eligible (self published is okay).

Further submissions guidelines can be found on www.introducingmag.com