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:


Creative Nonfiction


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.

DePaul English Social Media Poetry Event

Celebrate National Poetry Month in April by posting your favorite poems OR your own original poetry on social media. The DePaul English Department would love to hear your poems on resilience & fortitude. From 3/21-4/30, tag our social media (@DePaul_English on Twitter & Instagram) in your poetry post & we will re-post your content on our platforms!

Call for Submissions: Post

Post, a queer run, independent literary journal featuring works by queer artists and writers, is currently accepting poetry! 

In honor of poetry month (upcoming in April), Post is seeking poetry focused on queer identity, relationships, experiences, and politics. Not just your love poems: submit your experiments, your musings, your polished worry stones, and your secrets shaped into song. Deadline for submission is March 15th, 2020.

Please find details and instructions for submission on the Post website

Call for Submissions: LiveWire

LiveWire, an online Literary Arts Journal from Southern California, is currently open for submissions for their Spring 2020 issue!

LiveWire publishes work that reflects a diverse array of voices. They welcome work which is intersectional, intentional, and radical.

Visit LiveWire’s submission page for more information.

To submit work, writers should email LWJOURNAL@FULLCOLL.EDU & include the following:

* Your full name
* Preferred Gender Pronouns
* Preferred email address and preferred contact phone number
* Genre of your submission (poetry, CNF, fiction, art)
* Submission(s) in a single PDF
* A brief bio (maximum 150 words) about yourself which includes any relevant information about your identity and background for use if your work is selected for publication

Call for Submissions: TellUs from the CMWR at UCWbL

TellUs, the literary magazine of the Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research (CMWR) within the University Center for Writing-based Learning, is now open for submissions through May 1st!

In the past, CMWR has published the works of multilingual and multicultural writers/artists in Global Voices, an online magazine. They would like to bring back this idea through their forthcoming multicultural and multilingual publication, Tellus.

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. CMWR 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.

Attached you will find the TellUs call for submissions flier with CMWR’s QR code for submitting work. Submissions are due by May 1st!

Call for Submissions: 2020 Spring English Conference

The 2020 Spring English Conference, hosted by DePaul’s English department, is now open for submissions! Please see the attached flyer and full submissions guidelines for information on how to submit your writing:

2020 English Conference Full Submissions Guidelines

2020 Spring English Conference Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions: Colorism Healing Writing Contest

The Colorism Healing Writing Contest is now open for submissions! Colorism Healing is an international initiative that uses creative writing and community literacy to address the issue of colorism.

The submission period for the 2020 CHWC is Saturday, February 1 – Sunday, March 15.

All are eligible and welcome to submit original poems, essays, or stories that are relevant to the topic of colorism. Visit their website for more information.

For questions or inquiries, contact

Call for Submissions: The Under Review

The Under Review is now open for submissions until May 1st!

The Under Review is an online literary journal committed to publishing literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction with a sports slant, nod, backdrop, or undercurrent. They welcome all interpretations of what qualifies as ‘sports’ writing and are very interested in non-traditional approaches.

Submission Guidelines:
All submissions can be sent via email to
Prose submissions must be limited to 5,000 words
Poetry submissions must be limited to five poems per poet
Summer Issue Submission Deadline – May 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm CT

Please visit for their first issue, blog posts, and more.