Call for Submissions: Boulevard Magazine

Boulevard magazine is now open for general submissions and their fiction contest!

The deadline for the fiction contest, which includes a $1500 + publication, is December 31 at 11:59 p.m. CST, but don’t wait until Christmas to start writing.

General submissions are open through May 1, 2020. 

View Boulevard’s website for information on submission guidelines and more.

Call for Submissions: UCWbL Flash Fiction Contest

In honor of National Day on Writing, the University Center for Writing-based Learning welcomes DePaul students, alumni, faculty, and staff to submit their best flash fiction!

The National Day on Writing (October 20), an initiative of the National Council of Teachers of English, is built on the premise that writing is critical to literacy but needs greater attention and celebration. – NCTE, https://whyiwrite.us/

Contest Rules:
-Writers must be a DePaul student, alumni, faculty or staff
-Must be an original, unpublished story
-Maximum word count of 350 (Less can be more!)
-Due by Oct. 21 at 11:59 PM CST

Top 3 stories will be published on UCWbL blog, UCWbLing, & 1st place will win a $25 gift card to the DePaul bookstore!

They invite you to submit your work at https://forms.gle/4xk7cSkWxNeQthJw5.

UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize

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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!

Creating Knowledge Essay Competition

pencil-2026452_1280The 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 jconary1@depaul.edu by 6:00 pm on  May 1st; 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
  • Be formatted according to MLA standards and include a works cited page

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Conary at jconary1@depaul.edu.