LGBTQ Creative Works Contest

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Submit your research-based essays, creative writing, film, art, photography, design, or web pages to the LGBTQ Creative Works Contest! Submissions must address a topic, theme, or issue relevant to LGBTQ Studies.

How to submit:

  • Go to
  • Use your Campus Connect credentials to log in
  • Complete the general application
  • Search for the LGBTQ Studies graduate contest or undergraduate contest
  • Complete the application and show us your work!

Questions? Contact

Submissions due May 14, 2018

2018 Gulf Coast Prizes Call for Submissions


Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, is currently accepting submissions for the annual Gulf Coast Prize contests!  There are three all-star final judges, including Chen Chen (Poetry), Joshua Ferris (Fiction), and Lacy M. Johnson (Nonfiction).

The contest awards publication and $1,500 each to the best poem, essay, and short story, as well as $250 to two honorable mentions in each genre. The winners will appear in the Fall/Winter issue. All contest submissions will also be considered for paid online exclusives on GC Online.

The reading fee of $23 includes a one-year subscription to Gulf Coast and is used to support the publication of and payments to writers. They pay $50 per page, and each year they publish over 600 pages of fine art and literature from some of the most talented new, mid-career, and established authors and artists around the world.

UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize


The University of New Orleans Press is looking for full-length fiction manuscripts, either novels or short story collections, for the fourth annual Publishing Lab Prize. The selected author will receive a thousand dollar ($1,000) advance on royalties and a contract to publish their winning manuscript with UNO Press. The work does not have to be regionally focused. There is no word limit. There is no limit on subjects covered. Submissions are open until August 15. 

Learn more and submit your work!

Call for Submissions: UNAPOLOGETIC

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UNAPOLOGETIC is a magazine made by and for the DePaul community and they want to publish your work! The magazine is focused around how creative outlets help to form identity and is meant to show the expansive amount of creativity within the DePaul community. Work can be published under your name, a pen name, or anonymous; it’s up to you! Submit art, photography, essays, short stories, poetry, and/or really anything creative to by May 4th.

Creating Knowledge 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 16th; 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 under 5,000 words (papers should ideally 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

Spring English Conference: Submission Deadline Extended

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The Spring English Conference submission deadline has been extended by one week! Send us your best creative and/or academic writing by
April 8, 2018.

Please read the full submission guidelines carefully before sending us your work.

Questions? Email