Upcoming Events: Crook & Folly Valentines Celebration

Next Thursday join Crook & Folly for their annual Valentines celebration!

Staff will be handing out valentines and providing information on how to submit to Edition 40 of DePaul’s arts and literature magazine.

Schmitt Academic Center PIT 12-3pm
Thursday, February 13th

Call for Submissions: Quirk

Quirk, UIW’s national undergraduate literary and visual arts journal, is now accepting submissions!

Quirk seeks Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Visual Art for 2020!

Deadline: February 21, 2020

Submit your work at their website: quirk.submittable.com
(All submissions must be original and must not have been previously published.)

Works chosen for publication will appear in print and upcoming online issues; authors and artists chosen for publication will receive one free copy of the journal, and subsequent copies for a reduced rate, as supplies last.

For more information or questions, check out their website: uiw.edu/quirk, or contact Dr. David Armstrong, English Dept., at darmstro@uiwtx.edu

Call for Submissions: The Foundationalist

University of Iowa’s literary journal, The Foundationalist, is looking for submissions. Anything from literary essays, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. The deadline to submit is March 22nd.

More information can be found on www.thefoundationalist.com and submissions and other queries can be sent to thefoundationalist@gmail.com.

Call for Submissions: Collision

Collision Literary Magazine at the University of Pittsburgh is currently open for submissions of undergraduate fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art, and welcome your students to submit!

By submitting to the annual magazine, students will be considered for Collision‘s writing contest, wherein they could win monetary prizes.
Submissions for the annual magazine close Friday, February 21, but we read on a rolling basis.

You can find more information about the magazine and submission guidelines on the magazine website. If you have any questions, please contact collision.pitt@gmail.com.

See the attached call flyer for additional details.

Call for Submissions: The Alchemist Review

The Alchemist Review is the literary journal at the University of Illinois at Springfield is excited to announce their journal is open to submissions from all undergraduate students in Illinois!

The Alchemist Review is a print journal that launches in April. They publish creative writing including but not limited to fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction, art, and photography by new and experienced writers.

They especially encourage submissions from women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ writers, writers with disabilities, and writers with intersectional identities.

Their submission deadline is February 15, 2020. Submission details can be found on their website. All accepted submissions will receive a copy of the journal.

Call for Submissions: HerStry magazine

HerStry, an online literary magazine and writing community for women based in Milwaukee, is open for 2020 submissions!

HerStry accepts both personal essays (not paying) and monthly theme essays (paying). They welcome women identifying writers of all levels and talents to tell their stories. They accept all types of stories as long as they are true and about you. No topic is off limits!
Women of color and LGBTQ writers are especially encouraged to submit.

Submissions guidelines can be found here and themes for the year may be found here.

Call for Submissions: The London Reader

Open Call: Stories of Inequality and Struggle
Deadline February 5, 2020

The ‘20s have arrived with a roar. Another global recession looms before many have even recovered from the last. Millionaires flaunt their wealth on Instagram while delivery drivers work from apps on multiple smartphones to afford the increasing rent on their shared room. Housing, education, and everything except technology has grown more expensive while wages have flatlined. Austerity has led to more urban rough-sleepers as billionaires leave luxury flats empty for their investment portfolios. The gap between the rich and the poor has grown the widest it’s ever been since the 1920s, and everywhere there’s the feeling: this cannot last.

The London Reader is looking for short stories, minifiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art that reveals the human stories behind inequality (in all its forms: between classes in cities, between generations in communities, between rural and urban regions, and between countries), poverty, end-of-an-era (fin de siècle) decadence, billionaire indifference, millennial survival, any form of wealth gap, and other experiences of living poor on the growing bottom rung.

Submissions to this issue can include:
• A sleepless gig-economy employee stretches themselves thin to pay for their second degree.
• Two women suffer as their flatmate turns her room into a holiday destination rental.
• A street musician has mastered urban survival strategies for the under-employed.
• A narrator contrasts the characters of a stock-broker and a rough-sleeper on the same street corner.
• An unpaid internship requires applicants to jump through absurd hoops.
• Poor doors in posh buildings divide characters who hear but never see their neighbours at the same address.
• Rioters loot a luxury home and are aghast at what they find.
• A migrant from a low-income area moves to a megacity looking for work while a migrant from a megacity working online moves to a low-income area to afford living expenses.
• A retiree struggles returning to minimum wage work but finds commonality with their teenage coworkers.
• A delivery driver living in their van tries to balance their dating life and work life.
• A posh couple at a roaring-twenties-themed party in the California hills flees an encroaching wildfire but ends up stuck in traffic.
• An online influencer hides their fake wealth with their front-facing camera.
• An indebted millennial’s only retirement plan is an apocalyptic feeling the economy will collapse.
• Any other personal or human stories that explore low-income struggles or the gaps of inequality.

What to submit: Creative works can be stand-alone pieces or collections, but should be fewer than 5,000 words. Multiple submissions, simultaneous submissions, and reprints are welcome. Artwork should be favourably viewed on a tablet or a single page.

How to submit: The London Reader Submission Portal for this issue at http://bit.ly/LRinequality
If you have any questions or difficulty submitting, email coordinator@LondonReader.uk.

The deadline for submission on this theme is February 5, 2020.

Call for Submissions: Furrow

Furrow is now accepting submissions for their 2020 issue! Top submissions in each category can win $100.

The magazine accepts submissions from Dec. 1, 2019 to Feb. 20, 2020. Selection is highly competitive, so they request submissions of your best, most polished work.
Furrow accepts unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and comics by undergraduate students. Each student may submit up to one story (5,000 words), one essay (5,000 words), 5 poems, 5 artworks, or up to ten pages of comics. Details about file types and sizes are at the links below.

To be eligible for publication in their next issue (May 2020), you must be enrolled as an undergraduate at any U.S. college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year. Furrow will notify you by mid-April with their decisions.

To submit your work for free via Submittable.com, visit their submissions page or go to https://furrowmagazine.submittable.com.

Call for Submissions: Sonora Review

Sonora Review is still open to contest and non-contest submissions for Issue 77 until November 15th!

Sonora Review is run entirely by graduate students in the MFA program at the University of Arizona. They are among the oldest student-run literary journals in the country, and SR has been devoted since its founding in 1980 to offering a venue for exciting new and emerging authors, as well as prominent writers and artists.


The call for submissions is two-fold (see their call page for more info).
1. Nonfiction and flash contest submissions on the theme of ENCOUNTER ($15 entry fee)
2. Non-contest submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and flash prose ($4-$5 entry fee)
[Please remember to follow general submission guidelines.]

Contest Prizes:
$1000 and publication in Issue 77 of Sonora Review will be awarded for each winner of the Nonfiction and Flash Prose contests.

Contest Judges:
Lucy Corin – Flash Prose Contest
Rae Paris – Nonfiction Contest

For further information: