The Foundationalist is a literary journal at the University of Iowa and accepts undergraduate literary essays, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. There are no page limits or themes, and you can submit pieces you have written for a class so submit your best work!
In the past, this journal has published works from across the globe; giving writers the opportunity to join a community of over 125+ other authors from 70+ universities. If selected, the author’s writing will be published on academia.edu and in print format.
For over nine years, the Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal at UC Berkeley has been showcasing the best undergraduate research in literature and media from universities all over the world.
They are inviting 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’s submissions page.
Submissions for the Fall 2020 issue will be accepted until March 1st 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time.
Crook and Folly — This is DePaul’s very own award-winning journal of literature and art. The journal is run by students and accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, and dramatic lit.
North Dakota Quarterly — A literary and public humanities journal that has published a mixture of articles, essays, fiction, and poetry for over 100 years.
Rainy Day — Cornell University’s literary magazine. They accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and short plays from college undergraduate students.
The Foundationalist — An intercollegiate literary journal organized by undergraduate editorial boards at Yale University, Bowdoin College, and University of Iowa that publishes undergraduate pieces of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and essays.
The Orange Couch — A literary magazine created and run by tutors at the UCWbL for DePaul writers and alumni.
30 N — A fine arts undergraduate literary review published by North Central College.
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.
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.
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) SUBMIT HERE.
[Please remember to follow general submission guidelines.]
$1000 and publication in Issue 77 of Sonora Review will be awarded for each winner of the Nonfiction and Flash Prose contests.
Lucy Corin – Flash Prose Contest
Rae Paris – Nonfiction Contest
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our quick questionnaire on their website.
Visit the Propeller Collective website for more information.