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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

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The Annual DePaul Pop Culture Conference is May 7th & This Year’s Focus is Sherlock Holmes. Students & Faculty Are Welcome to Submit Work by March 1st

Submission site: https://depaul.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Tay3ar5B3vSsoSDePaul Pop Culture Conference
A Celebration of Sherlock Holmes
May 07, 2022 (Saturday)
DePaul Loop Campus
popcultureconference.com
Keynote Speakers: Sherlock production designer Arwel Wyn Jones, Dr. Tom Ue of Dalhousie University, Dr. Ashley Polasek

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Submit Your Writing to The Foundationalist: Any Genre, Including Work Written For Class

The Foundationalist accepts is a literary journal at the University of Iowa which aims to publish quality work from undergraduates across the country. They have published works from across the globe; giving writers the opportunity to join a community of over 125+ other authors from 70+ universities. They are currently seeking submissions from Volume VII.

The Foundationalist accepts undergraduate literary essays, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, including anything that had been written for class. There are no page limits or themes. They simply want students to submit their best work! If selected, the author’s writing will be published on academia.edu and in print format.

The deadline is March 20th, 2022 at midnight. More information can be found on http://www.thefoundationalist.com and submissions and other queries can be sent to thefoundationalist@gmail.com