Call for Papers: The Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal

The Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal (CLUJ) at the University of California, Berkeley is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2020 issue!

They would like to extend this call for papers to all interested undergraduates and recent graduates. CLUJ invites research papers from all those working in, around, or critically engaging with literary topics in a comparative nature. Papers in any language are welcome. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

• Papers comparing at least two authors or texts
• Interdisciplinary research engaging multiples disciplines within the humanities
• Research engaging with literary theory and schools of criticism

For more information and full submission guidelines, or to view past issues of CLUJ, please visit the website submissions page.

Submissions for the Spring 2020 issue will be accepted until February 21 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time.

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: 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: 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.

Guidelines:

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)
SUBMIT HERE.
[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:
editors@sonorareview.com

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: Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

The Johns Hopkins University’s first annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium is now open for submissions!

This will be a new annual two-day event at Johns Hopkins main campus in Baltimore, Maryland and it will offer students across the country the chance to disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. The event will be this spring, April 3rd and 4th, 2020 and the application portal is now open.

This symposium is open to undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year college or university who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. The university hopes to have 400 participants this year and will also be offering a select number of travel grants to help students afford participation. In addition to the multiple panels of student papers and presentations (including original creative works), they will also have a wonderful keynote delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr and multiple professional development panels featuring graduate students and faculty in Johns Hopkins’ humanities departments and centers. Students studying all areas of the humanities are welcome to attend.

Those interested can learn more at the conference site.

Call for Submissions: Propeller Collective

Propeller Collective, a nonprofit that provides support for first generation and limited-income students, is currently looking for any first generation and/or low income students that would be interested in becoming a featured guest writer!

The editors ask that students write about a topic that would fall under the category of career, on campus, back home, motivation, or personal growth. If this interests you, you can contact managing editor Caley Koch directly at caley@propellercollective.org or fill out our quick questionnaire on their website.

Visit the Propeller Collective website for more information.

Volunteers Needed: StoryStudio Chicago Writers Festival

StoryStudio Chicago is looking for volunteers to help with their conference on October 5th and 6th!

It is StoryStudio’s 2nd annual Writers Festival hosted by Columbia College Chicago. Curated by Artistic Director Rebecca Makkai, the two-day Festival features an amazing line-up of authors led by Keynote Speaker Garth Greenwell. Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to volunteer time in exchange for free conference attendance around their shifts. 

The conference link is here: https://www.storystudiochicago.com/storystudio-writers-festival/

Interested students can contact StoryStudio here: https://www.storystudiochicago.com/contact-us/

Writing Opportunity: The Artifice

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From the Artifice:

Do you want to get your foot in the door and enter the big-wide world of the online media and have your work read and shared by millions of readers? We invite you to The Artifice:
http://www.the-artifice.com

The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. We do not run The Artifice, you do. The Artifice is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow writers. It is structured to let you focus on the quality of the content while it deals with the exposure of it to an audience of millions.

Instead of recycling the same entertainment news stories or publishing commonplace editorials, The Artifice focus on unique topics that are intellectually stimulating and meaningful.

Our current writers range from undergraduates, to graduates, to emeritus professors and a bit of everyone in between.

Grab the opportunity and join our team of writers. Join now:
http://the-artifice.com/write/

Submit to Miscellany

The editorial staff of Miscellany at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, invites undergraduate students to submit creative writing and visual arts pieces for consideration in our 2017 issue. Miscellany welcomes all undergrads across the United States to submit their work, especially if they have not yet before had the opportunity to submit to a competitive literary and arts journal.

Founded in 1980 by poet Paul Allen and his student, John Aiello, Miscellany has been dedicated for decades to providing a competitive venue for emerging undergraduate writers to submit their work for publication, and as of 2015, we opened up our submissions to all undergraduates across the nation.

We select submissions in a workshop-style setting with a staff of about twelve volunteers, led by the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor. Submissions are judged by content, originality, craft, and on how well they fit in with the publication as a whole. We ask that interested students submit before December 6th, 2016. The annual publication is released every April.

Past issues of Miscellany as well as instructions on how to submit can be found on our website at http://blogs.cofc.edu/miscellany. There, you can also find contests (the current ones end October 21st), the creative works of our staff, and other articles and interviews.