Call for Submissions: Spokane Prize for Short Fiction

Deadline: June 30, 2019
Entry Fee: $28
Cash Prize: $2,000
E-mail address:
A prize of $2,000 and publication by Willow Springs Books is given annually for a short story collection. Submit a manuscript of three or more stories totaling at least 98 pages with a $27.50 entry fee by June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Willow Springs Books, Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, c/o Inland Northwest Center for Writers, 668 North Riverpoint Boulevard, 2 RPT #259, Spokane, WA 99202.

Spring English Conference CFP Deadline This Sunday!

The DePaul English Department invites you to participate in our tenth annual student-run conference. The Spring English Conference will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019, in Arts & Letters Hall. The Spring English Conference is an annual daylong event in which DePaul English undergraduate and graduate students present academic and creative work. The presentations may be in (but are not limited to) the following areas:
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Dramatic Literature, Literary Analysis, Pedagogical and Literary Theory, Publishing, Professional, and Teaching Practices.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their work in front of a positive, supportive community of DePaul faculty and peers. If you have never publicly read your work before, consider this student-run conference. We look forward to making it a rewarding experience for everyone involved!

1. Submit complete papers OR creative projects (poetry collections, short fiction, novel excerpts, etc.). 300- to 500-word abstracts OR partial projects will also be considered, but are not preferred. Students may submit up to two works total: ONE creative piece and ONE work of literary study.
2. All submitted work, both creative and academic, should be 15–20 minutes when read aloud (approximately eight to ten double-spaced pages).
3. Please attach submissions as separate Word or .pdf files within the same email and send to with the subject heading “Spring English Conference Submission.”
4. Do NOT put your name or any identifying information anywhere on the submission(s). Instead, enclose a cover sheet with your submissions. The cover sheet should include the following information:
Academic program: Phone Number:

5. If your submission is selected for the Spring English Conference, you must be available to present it between 10-5pm on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Arts & Letters Hall, 2315 N. Kenmore Ave.

6. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by April 14th, 2019.
Works accepted for the conference will be grouped into panels according to genre and/or theme, and a 15-minute Q&A session will conclude each panel. All works submitted must be original, and we encourage writers to submit recent work. In the spirit of academic fellowship, we encourage participants to stay for the duration of the conference and attend the mid-day keynote. NOTE: Please be available for the duration of the conference. Organizers will not be able to accommodate all students’ individual schedule conflicts!
Send submissions or any questions to We look forward to reading your work!

Creating Knowledge Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The English department is now seeking submissions for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ annual student 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 Jennifer Conary at by noon on Monday, April 22nd; 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 or for the Newberry Seminar would be excellent options.

Have been written in a course in the English department or 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 Conary at

Queer Revolt LGBTQ+ Studies Conference

QUEER REVOLT, DePaul’s first citywide undergraduate LGBTQ+ Studies conference has been conceived and organized by DePaul undergrads in the LGBTQ Studies program, and will occur on Saturday, May 11th. It will be held on the 3rd floor of the Student Center.

Invited speakers include DePaul LGBTQ Studies Alum and 1st openly LGBTQ Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison, and University of Chicago Professor, C. Riley Snorton, author of Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity.

Students can submit individual papers or propose whole panels or roundtables. The deadline for submissions is currently April 10th.

This website contains the link for the Eventbrite that allows students to submit their work and register for the conference. Check it out! Registration for all participants is $10(plus a $1.94 processing fee).

Call for Submissions: Radish Fiction

Radish Fiction is a mobile app where readers purchase genre serial fiction in Romance, Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery, and other genres.

Radish Fiction is looking for writers who have an: 

-Ability to write in a serialized style
-Ability to write fast-paced action and snappy dialogue
-Ability to write in a commercial and dramatic style
-Strong hooks and cliffhangers
-Interest in romantic fiction and other genres with romantic elements (Science Fiction, Fantasy, YA, Thriller, etc.)

Submit fiction prose samples of your work for consideration here.

Please feel free to contact with any questions.