Currently Active Publications for Undergraduate Submissions

Here you’ll find an updated list of magazines, blogs, journals, etc. where undergraduate students can submit their work. Find out more at the links below (listed in alphabetical order)

The Allegheny Review — A nationwide literary magazine that annually publishes undergraduate poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and artwork.

Columbia Poetry Review — a student-edited, national literary journal published annually by Columbia College.

Crook and Folly — This is DePaul’s very own award-winning journal of literature and art. The journal is run by students and accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, and dramatic lit.

North Dakota Quarterly — A literary and public humanities journal that has published a mixture of articles, essays, fiction, and poetry for over 100 years.

Rainy Day — Cornell University’s literary magazine. They accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and short plays from college undergraduate students.

The Foundationalist — An intercollegiate literary journal organized by undergraduate editorial boards at Yale University, Bowdoin College, and University of Iowa that publishes undergraduate pieces of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and essays.

The Orange Couch — A literary magazine created and run by tutors at the UCWbL for DePaul writers and alumni.

30 N — A fine arts undergraduate literary review published by North Central College.

Be sure to check back on an updated list.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Spring English Conference

The deadline to submit to the 11th annual Spring English conference has been extended to this Friday, May 15th!

Find full guidelines here.

Initially, the department intended to host the conference through a website featuring video panels that could be accessed any time. After further consideration and discussion with students, however, the English department has decided to shift to synchronous panels to be held on Friday, June 5, 1-5pm via Zoom. The sessions will be recorded and posted to the conference website so that individuals who aren’t able to attend can later access the content. This approach will come closest to generating the energy and intellectual engagement of our annual event.

Deadline Extended: Tellus Submissions

Tellus has extended their deadline for submissions to May 15th.

Tellus is an online magazine celebrating the many voices of our DePaul community by showcasing the creative artwork and writing of multilingual and multicultural students. The Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research (CMWR) program within the UCWbL acknowledges the definition of multilingual as anyone from a background in which various dialects of English are used, a background where English is an additional language, or a background in which English is a person’s native language but they grew up influenced by other languages or cultures.

Those wanting to submit can follow this link or the QR code in the attached flyer.

Call for Submissions: 11th Annual Spring English Conference

The DePaul English Department invites you to participate in the eleventh Spring English Conference. The Spring English Conference is an annual event in which DePaul English undergraduate and graduate students present academic and creative work.

Although Covid-19 will make this year’s conference different from any other, the work we English students are doing is as important as ever, if not more so. As students of the English language, whether literature or creative writing, ours is the business of telling and interpreting stories. And whether Covid-19 influences your work directly or indirectly, stories are one of the powerful medicines we can share with each other in this strange, serious time.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their work and to share it with a positive, supportive community of DePaul faculty and peers. This year’s presentations will come in the form of pre-recorded videos posted on the Spring English Conference Website. Each video will be five minutes in length and may be in (but not limited to) the following areas:
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Poetry
Literary Analysis
Pedagogical and Literary Theory
Publishing, Professional, and Teaching Practices

Guidelines

1. Submit papers or creative projects (poetry collections, short fiction, novel excerpts, etc.) with short proposals (1-3 paragraphs), explaining how you will turn the work into a short (five minute or less) video.

2. For creative writers, this may mean a short reading of an entire work/a selection. For literary studies/pedagogical presenters, this may mean a short Ted-like talk, explaining your research, writing process, or some other aspect/combination of aspects of your work. Students may submit up to two works total: ONE creative piece and ONE work of literary study.

3. All video presentations, both creative and academic, will be no more than five minutes in length. Plan accordingly.

4. Please attach submissions as separate Word or .pdf files within the same email and send to englishconference.dpu@gmail.com with the subject heading “Spring English Conference Submission.”

5. 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:
Name:
Title:
Genre:
Academic program:
Phone Number:
Email:

6. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by May 18th.

Works accepted for the conference will be grouped into panels according to genre and/or theme, and a Q&A Zoom session will be recorded for 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 look at other panelists’ presentations, and to watch our keynote video.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 11th, 2020
Send submissions or any questions to englishconference.dpu@gmail.com. We look forward to reading your work!

Call for Submissions: Orange Couch at UCWbL

Orange Couch, a new literary magazine created and run by tutors at the UCWbL, is currently open for submissions!

Anyone who would like to submit to the magazine should make an appointment with a tutor or attend one of the facilitated Writers Guild meetings to revise their writing before submitting it. If an appointment or meeting is not made, the submission cannot be accepted. Directions to submit are as follows:

Send an email to theorangecouchmag@gmail.com with the following:
1. A subject line that includes “Submission”, its genre, and your full name
2. The pieces(s) you’d like to submit in a Word or PDF file (3 pieces max., 10 pages max. per piece)
3. The date and time of the appointment or Writers Guild meeting in which you worked on each piece
4. A brief biography about yourself as the writer, as well as a brief reflection about the revision process.

Orange Couch is taking submissions until the tentative date of May 1st. Questions should be directed here: http://theorangecouch.chicagolandwritingcenters.org

Call for Submissions: They Call Us Flawed

They Call Us Flawed, a new feminist zine from DePaul English students, is seeking poems and short stories about beauty standards for their next issue.

Those interested should send submissions to KailahPeters@gmail.com with the subject line “They Call Us Flawed Submission” by May 12.

Call for Self-Nominations to the English Distinction Program

The English Department is seeking self-nominations from students who would like to be considered for the Distinction Program. Students who are invited to the Distinction Program are eligible to take Master’s-level courses in the English Department and can earn “Distinction in English”; those who earn Distinction will be honored with a certificate in June of the year in which they graduate, and will have “Distinction in English” noted on their final transcript. To earn Distinction, students in the program must complete three activities that demonstrate excellence in Creative Writing or Literary Studies beyond what is expected in the ordinary curriculum; such activities might include taking graduate-level courses, presenting papers or creative work at conferences, publishing work in competitive journals, or participating in the Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar.

Students who would like to be considered for the program must:

· Have a minimum of a 3.7 GPA or be in the University Honors Program.
· Be English majors.
· Plan to graduate by March 2021.
· Email Professor Conary (jennifer.conary@depaul.edu) expressing interest in the program.

The faculty of the English Department will invite students from among those who self-nominate and those who meet the basic GPA and credit hour requirements based on the students’ academic performance within upper-level English courses; only students who have demonstrated an exceptional level of intellectual and creative engagement, a strong work ethic, and a high level of maturity will be invited to the program.

Self-nominations should be submitted to Professor Conary at jennifer.conary@depaul.edu by noon on Friday, May 1st. Please include your student ID number and your concentration within the major (Literary Studies or Creative Writing), along with a few sentences explaining why you would like to be considered for the program. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Professor Conary.

The Spring English Conference is going virtual this year!

In lieu of our annual in-person Spring English conference, the English department is now accepting submissions from students for a new 2020 Spring English Conference online launching June 1! 

This is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their work and to share it with a positive, supportive community of DePaul faculty and peers. This year’s presentations will come in the form of pre-recorded videos posted on the Spring English Conference Website. Each video will be five minutes in length and may be in (but not limited to) the following areas:

Fiction

Creative Nonfiction

Poetry

Literary Analysis

Pedagogical and Literary Theory

Publishing, Professional, and Teaching Practices

Submission deadline: May 11, 2020.

The conference is eligible for easy distinction credit and looks fantastic on a resume. Full guidelines on how to submit a piece of writing for virtual presentation attached: Spring English Conference Guidelines.

Deadline Extended: Miller Audio Prize from Missouri Review

The 13th Annual Miller Audio Competition has been extended through April 30.
 
Prizes remain the same: the winner in each category of Poetry, Prose, Audio Documentary, and Humor receives $1,000 along with publication on Missouri Review‘s website and promotion on their social media platforms. Runners-up in each category will also have their work published on the website in the summer of 2020. More than slick production, they are looking for good, exciting, and compelling writing in all four categories.
 
The Miller Audio Prize remains to be pay-by-donation at $16, $25, or $30. All entrants in the Miller Audio Prize Contest will receive a one-year digital subscription to the Missouri Review (normally $24) as well as a free download of an e-book from Missouri Review Books.
 
For full details and to enter, please see the Missouri Review website

 
The competition is thrilled to have Alex Sujong Laughlin as a final judge this year. Laughlin is a journalist and writer who works in multiple mediums. By day, she works at a producer at Transmitter Media, and in her spare time she writes fiction and essays about identity and technology. She teaches interactive journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and collects rejection letters at @hellorejection.

Call for Submissions: Boyfriend Village

In the interest of being more accessible during this time, Black Warrior Review is making Secret Boyfriend (the latest edition of their online magazine, Boyfriend Village) open to FREE submissions until Wednesday, March 25 at 11:59 pm.

Boyfriend Village accepts fiction, poetry, nonfiction, hybrid, visual, and multimedia art, as well as sound collage, video, games, and more. The complete guidelines and call for submissions can be found here. All contributors to Boyfriend Village are paid.

Established in 1974 by graduate students in the MFA program in creative writing, BWR is the oldest continuously run literary journal produced by graduate students in the United States. Boyfriend Village seeks to be a fully accessible space for unusual, boundary-pushing literary content, especially work from the margins, work that makes exciting use of digital platforms, and work that other well-established journals might overlook.