Barbara Smith Writer-in-Residence Program

Twelve Literary Arts (TLA) is an intergenerational incubator for poets and writers of color based in Cleveland. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit literary arts education organization that work with poets and writers from the time they are 14 years of age all the way through their mid-careers.
One of their signature programs is The Barbara Smith Writer-In-Residence program. This program invites writers of color worldwide to apply for one of two opportunities to serve as writer-in-residence. The residencies last 1-3 months, depending on the needs of the writer. Twelve Literary Arts provides cost of travel, an apartment, and a $5,000 stipend for a poet or writer of color to bring a substantive literary work to completion for publication. For more on this program, please feel free to visit the Barbara Smith Writer-In-Residence page here.

Crook & Folly Call for Applications


Crook & Folly, DePaul University’s award-winning, all-student, journal of literature and art, seeks applications from graduate and undergraduate students for two challenging and exciting volunteer positions as 2019 Editors-in-Chief.

The new editors will begin work planning for the new year late this Spring 2018 and will hire their section editors during Fall quarter 2018. Editors-In-Chief must be available and in residence during all regular quarters of the entire 2018-2019 academic year.

Candidates for Editor-in-Chief should write a one-page (250 words) application letter describing relevant experience and commitment as well as vision for the magazine, and email it, as an attachment, to Professor Borich on or before 11:59 PM on Monday May 7th, 2018: We will conduct interviews between Friday May 11th and Friday May 18th

Please apply only if you are interested in the Editor-in-Chief position. All applications are considered, but current Crook & Folly staff members receive priority consideration for the head editor slots. We strongly encourage newcomers to apply to editorial staff positions in the Fall. Crook & Folly will call for staff and section editor applications in September 2018.

If you have questions about what the work of the Editors-in-Chief entails,  please email and ask the the current Crook & Folly editors Emily and Madeline for their assistance.


Writers Guild Aloud! Autumn Quarter


Every quarter, DePaul’s Writers Guild hosts an open mic Aloud!

Thursday, November 9, 7 PM
LPC Writing Center
2320 N Kenmore SAC 212
Chicago, Illinois 60614

Come share your work and/or listen to others read, celebrate DePaul’s writing community, and make new friends!

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Apply for New DePaul Art Museum Student Advisory Board


DPAM is composing its first ever student advisory board, an ideal position for students with a passion for art who wish to be involved with art museums beyond the classroom.
Members will act as ambassadors for the museum and be responsible for planning the museum’s annual student night, engage in promoting the museum as a resource for students, as well as supporting programming at the museum on campus. This opportunity is open to graduate and undergraduate students in all departments.

Learn more and apply!

Goodman Theatre Mentorship Opportunity


The CBYC Mentorship program is a hands-on volunteer program for undergraduate writers interested in working side by side with Cindy Bandle Young Critics participants.

Mentors will receive extensive training to develop their mentorship and facilitation skills. By the end of the season mentors will be able to make deeper connections with students, create curriculum, and analyze multiple styles of writing. Mentors will also see several Goodman shows, attend CBYC workshops, and have the opportunity to engage with directors, actors and playwrights associated with Goodman productions!

What You’ll Need: Two references, a writing sample, and a personal statement. The writing sample should reflect your writing style and the work you do (2pg max). Your personal statement should tell us how this program will benefit you, your writing, and mentoring skills.

17/18 SCHEDULE | APPLY HERE | Application Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2017!
Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us at 312.443.3811 ext. 119 or email

Summer Internships with Chicago Gallery News


Chicago Gallery News is the “central source for information about the area’s art galleries, museums, events, and resources. We cover Chicago galleries, artists, art centers and museums, as well as visual arts happenings and institutions the region, reaching readers in the Midwest and beyond. CGN aims to be a clear, accessible link to the creative world, as well as an advocate on behalf of our art community.”

CGN has two internship positions for the summer, administrative and editorial. For more information, click below!

Administrative Intern

Editorial Intern

Applications due May 15.