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Call for Submission: Equatorial is Asking for Undergrad Poets!

Equatorial is a new publication curating international voices in undergraduate poetry. Submissions are open through November 30. Follow this link for guidelines and info!

Aiming to encourage the spread of enriching craft, Equatorial is a literary magazine that publishes inspiring works of poetry by remarkable undergraduate talents. Our intention is to allow the individual freedom to traverse through the depths of the intangible or mappings of the physical. We encourage artists to explore the realities of the world, culture, and global affairs, or dive into the unfathomable climate of human imagination and innovation. A place where ideas are constructed or deconstructed, diverging or converging, Equatorial is for readers wishing to roam new worlds. 

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Call For Submissions: Collision Literary Magazine

Collision Literary Magazine at the University of Pittsburgh is currently open for submissions- deadline February 24. Your submission will be considered for writing and cover art contests. You can find more information about the magazine and our submission guidelines at https://www.collision.pitt.edu.

Founded in 2001, Collision Literary Magazine publishes undergraduate writing and art from all over the world. Collision accepts fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art, with a particular interest in experimental work that challenges style and structure. It is a student-run publication housed under the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Call For Submission: Prairie Margins

Bowling Green State University’s undergraduate literary magazine, Prairie Margins is now accepting submissions in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and visual art! This storied publication, founded in 1963, only accepts previously unpublished work, only from undergraduate students for its annual print issue. Submissions for their 2022-2023 edition are now open! Follow this to their submittable page for guidelines and to send in your stuff! Check out their website at https://prairiemargins.com/ for more about the magazine’s history, their archives and the quality of work they publish.

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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.

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National Book Critics Circle Emerging Critics Fellowship: Call for Applications

The National Book Critics Circle’s general or student membership is available, as well as mentorship through their program, the National Book Critics Circle Emerging Critics Fellowship, which seeks to identify, nurture, and support the development of the next generation of book critics. Applications open Friday, April 8.

In addition to the Emerging Critics Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle honors outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism, and literature. They serve nearly 800 member critics, authors, literary bloggers, book publishing professionals, student members, and friends, offering access to tips on book reviewing, an annually updated guide to publications that accept freelance pitches for reviews, plus a variety of discounts on literary magazines. Members also have the opportunity to nominate titles for their annual awards and to serve as a judge for the John Leonard Prize for Best First Book and the new translation award, as well as to elect board members. You can learn more about what we do at bookcritics.org. Information about NBCC membership, including our $15 student membership, can be found at bookcritics.org/membership/.

The Emerging Critics Fellowship is open to critics of all ages and experience who seek to review and write about books for print and digital outlets. Applicants may or may not have previously published book reviews. The NBCC seeks a broad range of diverse applicants, especially those who have demonstrated a genuine interest and commitment to engaging in a critical conversation about books. The NBCC Emerging Critics Program is an interactive, participatory program guided by the philosophy that critical thought can be fostered and enriched through dialogue within a cohort of similarly-interested critics. 

Emerging Critics Fellowship benefits:
– One-on-one mentorship from board members
– Small group Q&A with board members
– Small group professional development/ craft lectures over Zoom
– NBCC membership/ dues waived for 1 year

The NBCC is interested in encouraging people who are great thinkers and writers but who need support along the path to becoming an active critic. Their fellowship aims to break down financial and geographical barriers for emerging critics. In particular, BIPOC critics, LGBTQIA+ critics, critics with disabilities, and critics from historically resilient communities are encouraged to apply. Information about the fellowship application can be found at bookcritics.org/emerging-critics/fellowship/.

Applications are due Friday, May 6. If you are interested in learning more about the fellowship or have questions about the application process, please join a short informational Zoom session on Friday, April 22 at 7:00 PM ET. Register at tinyurl.com/ECF22.

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William Faulkner Literary Competition Open Now

The William Faulkner Literary Competition 2022 is now accepting entries in the areas of Novel, Short Story, One Act Play and Poetry.

Details are:

Novel
Entry Fee of $50
Deadline July 15, 2022
Winner receives $2000

One Act Play
Entry Fee of $20
Deadline July 31, 2022
First Place receives $600
Second Place receive $300
Third Place receives $200

Poetry
Entry Fee of $20
Deadline July 31, 2022
First Place receives $600
Second Place receive $300
Third Place receives $200

Short Story
Entry Fee of $20
Deadline July 31, 2022
First Place receives $600
Second Place receive $300
Third Place receives $200

For rules and how to enter, go to www.williamfaulknerliterarycompetition.com 

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Submit Your Poetry!

The Arkansas International, a literary magazine sponsored by The University of Arkansas Graduate Program in Creative Writing and Translation, invites you to submit to their C.D. Wright Emerging Poet’s Prize, with a grand prize of $1,000 and publication and an Editor’s Choice prize of $250 and publication.

The Arkansas International is incredibly excited to announce that this year’s contest is being judged by award-winning poet Patricia Smith. 

More information can be found at https://www.arkint.org/cd-wright-prize

If you have any questions, reach out to publicity@arkint.org