Writers’ League Manuscript Conference

The Writers’ League of Texas is holding a manuscript contest, with the winners in 10 categories receiving a registration to the 2019 Agents & Editors Conference ($400 value) and a one-on-one consultation with the agent who selected their manuscript as the winner. The conference is June 28-30 in Austin, TX, and brings 20-25 agents and editors to downtown Austin for three days of panels, presentations, and one-on-one consultations. Attendees and agents alike say the conference is one of their favorite events of the year.

The deadline to submit is January 31.

Anyone interested can learn more here: http://www.writersleague.org/109/Manuscript-Contest. Questions about the contest can be directed to the Program Director michael@writersleague.org or to the Contest Coordinator Sara Kocek (sara@writersleague.org).

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference ~ June 17-23 ~ Scholarships available!

http://www.northwoodswriters.org/

Scholarship Application Deadline January 25, 2019

This summer, the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, which prides itself on its award-winning teaching faculty, will offer five intensive week-long workshops, and Terrance Hayes will be our Distinguished Visiting Writer.Peter Orner will lead the fiction workshop. Dustin Parsons will lead the creative non-fiction workshop. Two poetry workshops will be led by Camille Dungy and Ada Limón.  Aimee Nezhukumatathil will lead a workshop exploring hybrid poetry and creative non-fiction.

The conference takes place at Bemidji State University—a small university on a big lake in a small town in northern Minnesota—the perfect place to write and be in the company of others committed to learning and teaching the craft of writing. Join in Monday through Sunday, June 17-23. More information is available at www.northwoodswriters.org.

The Conference Fee is $650 and includes a daily workshop limited to 12 participants, daily craft talks, publishing and editor Q&As, afternoon events, and five conference meals. An Auditor Option is available for $150 and includes all conference amenities and events offered during the week, but does not include participation in a workshop.

$400 scholarships will be awarded toward the workshop fee. Scholarship awards in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction are based on need and literary merit and intended to lower financial barriers for writers. There is also a scholarship for Minnesota residents. The deadline is January 25th. There is no application fee. Visit www.northwoodswriters.org/apply/ to learn more.

Recreational activities include boating, biking, hiking, and the campus fitness center, or relax at the beach and picnic among the pines in Diamond Point Park. Explore scenic Lake Bemidji and visit the source of the Mississippi River. Stay on campus within walking distance of all conference activities in the air-conditioned suites of Linden Hall ($220/week per person). Wi-Fi and high speed Internet are standard. This intimate conference is a great opportunity for writers to study their craft and come together in a supportive and enthusiastic community!

Any questions regarding the conference or scholarship opportunities may be addressed to www.writersconference@bemidjistate.edu.

Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium

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The annual Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) will take place at DePaul on Sunday, April 15th, in the Student Center. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your work.

Learn more!

This annual research Symposium is a partnership between several area universities, primarily DePaul, Northwestern, Loyola, ITT, Roosevelt, and the University of Chicago. The Symposium is for undergraduates primarily in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, but any undergrad may present research they have done here or through an external program.

Registration is open until March 31.

DePaul Spring English Conference Call for Submissions

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We are excited to announce DePaul’s 9th Annual Spring English Conference, to be held on Friday, April 27, 2018. We are now accepting submissions of both creative and academic writing and we encourage you to submit your work!

The conference will be held in Arts & Letters Hall, and will include several unique panels of student presentations, a dynamic keynote speaker, a reception, and refreshments. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase what you’ve been working on and support your peers (plus, it looks great on a resume).

The submission deadline is March 30th. 

 Submission guidelines

If you have any questions, email us at englishconference.dpu@gmail.com.

We look forward to reading your work!

Camila Restrepo, MAE
Anne Terashima, MAWP
Conference Co-Organizers

Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium

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The annual Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) will take place at DePaul on Sunday, April 15th, in the Student Center. See https://www.caurs.com/

This annual research Symposium is a partnership between several area universities, primarily DePaul, Northwestern, Loyola, ITT, Roosevelt, and the University of Chicago. The Symposium is for undergraduates primarily in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, but any undergrad may present research they have done here or through an external program.

Registration is open 2/2-3/31 at https://www.caurs.com/

Spring English Conference Tomorrow!

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A reminder that tomorrow is the 8th Annual Spring English Conference in DePaul’s Arts and Letters Hall! You’re welcome to drop in for part of the day or stay for all. The conference is always a fun, supportive time when writers and literary critics come together to celebrate new writing and research.

This year’s keynote speaker is WBEZ’s South Side reporter, Natalie Moore, whose book The South Side: A Portrait of American Segregation, traces the long history of segregation in Chicago and contemporary policies that maintain racial separation.

View this year’s program.

8th Annual Spring English Conference

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The DePaul English Department invites you to attend our eighth annual student-run conference! The Spring English Conference is an annual daylong event in which DePaul English undergraduate and graduate students showcase their academic and creative work from the previous year. The conference is a unique opportunity to engage in and demonstrate DePaul’s vibrant literary and English language arts community. Come support your peers, enjoy refreshments, and be inspired!

Keynote Speaker:

NATALIE Y. MOORE
Arts & Letters Hall, Room 103
1:00-2:15PM

Natalie Y. Moore, WBEZ’s South Side Reporter, will be presenting this year’s keynote presentation. A WBEZ staff member for a decade, Natalie’s work has also appeared in Essence, Black Enterprise, the Chicago Reporter, In These Times, and elsewhere. She has won several awards for her journalism and community work, including the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism and the Studs Terkel Community Media Award. Her latest book, The South Side: A Portrait of American Segregation, traces the long history of segregation in Chicago and contemporary policies that maintain racial separation.

2017 Spring English Conference Call for Submissions

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We are excited to announce DePaul’s 8th Annual Spring English Conference, to be held on Friday, April 28, 2017. We are now accepting submissions of both creative and academic writing and we encourage you to submit your work!

The conference will be held in Arts & Letters Hall, and will include several unique panels of student presentations, a dynamic keynote speaker, a reception and refreshments. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase what you’ve been working on, celebrate ideas, and support your peers (plus, it looks great on a resume!).

The submission deadline is March 31st. Please review the guidelines before sending your submissions. If you have any questions, contact the conference organizers at englishconference.dpu@gmail. com. We look forward to reading your work!

Deadline Extended for Campus 1871

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The deadline for applications to Campus 1871 has been extended to this Friday, February 10.

The weekend-long event takes place from March 31- April 2 and will be attended by universities across the Illinois and the Chicagoland area. At Campus 1871 you and a team will pitch and then develop a unique idea for a business startup that can solve one the many pressing questions of today. The weekend will include Startup 101 crash courses, keynote speakers, mentorship, pitches, and a grand prize for the winning team.

Find out more on the video below, and apply online! Applicants should also inform DePaul’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center at CEC@depaul.edu.

Located in Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart, 1871 is home to more than 400 early-stage, high-growth digital startups and is dedicated to supporting Chicago’s startup community. Find out other events, workshops, and opportunities offered by 1871 on their website.

Fiction, Poetry Contest: Summer Literary Seminar

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The SLS-2017 fiction/poetry contest is now open to submissions. 

Entry fee: $17

Deadline: 28 February.

Click here to submit.

SLS, in connection with its upcoming programs in Georgia (July 9th-22nd, 2017) and Kenya (December 2017), and in conjunction with our partner, Fence Magazine, is excited to announce its 2017 literary contest.

The first-place winners in poetry and fiction will have the choice of attending, with all expense paid, one of our innovative 2017 programs in Georgia or in Kenya, and will have their work published in Fence Magazine. Each prize includes airfare, tuition, and housing.

Second-place winners will receive a full tuition waiver for the program of their choice; third-place winners will receive a 50 percent tuition discount. A number of fellowships additionally will be offered to contest participants based on the quality of their submissions.

Submit up to three poems of 10 pages or a story or novel excerpt of up to 25 pages (double spaced) . Multiple entires are permitted, provided each is accompanied by a separate reading fee. Submitted work must be unpublished (unless it has been published on a personal website or social networks).