Emoji Dick: Prequels and Sequels

Reminder: Lisa Gitelman will be visiting DePaul TODAY for “Emoji Dick: Prequels and Sequels” (about the online translation of Melville’s novel into emoji). Gitelman is the author of Paper Knowledge, a media history of different document forms, from the library card, to the promissory note, to the PDF.

WHEN: THURSDAY, May 11, 4:15-5:30pm
WHERE: Richardson 115

Refreshments will be served!

Gitelman Emoji Dick

American Writers Museum Opening May 16


Chicago, home to many marvelous museums, will boast yet another one on May 16, when the American Writers Museum will open its doors to the public. Current exhibits include Jack Kerouac’s scroll–on which he wrote On the Road— the anatomy of a masterwork, and a word waterfall.

The museum is located at 180 N. Michigan Avenue, Second Floor. Admission for students with a valid student ID is $8.

For more information, check out their website — which includes a handy roundup of literary resources.

New Letters Literary Awards

image001New Letters is accepting entries for the New Letters Literary Awards.  This year’s online or postmark deadline is Thursday, May 18, 2017.

*  All entries are consider for publication in the magazine.
*  Entrants receive a year-long subscription to New Letters, also, a wonderful way for students to immerse themselves in great literature and learn from the most contemporary and exciting writing being published today.

Winners in the genres of fiction, essay, and poetry each receive a $1,500 cash prize and publication in New Letters.  Past judges have included such prestigious writers as Joyce Carol Oates, Janet Burroway, Kim Addonizio, Benjamin Percy, Philip Levine, and Cornelius Eady.  To view past winners, judges and issues, please visit www.newletters.org.

Questions? Contact Ashley Wann at wannk@umkc.edu or by phone at (816) 235-1169.


826CHI Now Hiring


Are you a team player with a passion for education and youth development through writing and publishing? 826CHI is looking to hire for three positions through AmeriCorps VISTA:

Positions run from August 2017 to August 2018. Application deadline is Friday, June 9th. View the position descriptions and application instructions on the AmeriCorps website (linked above).

Questions? Email hiring@826chi.org.

Dzanc Books Summer Internship


If you’re interested in a summer internship at Dzanc Books, a nonprofit book publisher, please email a resume and writing sample to Senior Editor Michelle Dotter, michelle.dotter@gmail.com.

Let Professor Chris Green know if you’re selected and he will register your for ENG 392, the online summer internship course.

Prime Publishing Summer Internship

See below a summer internship opportunity from Prime Publishing. If you are selected, contact Professor Chris Green, cgreen1@depaul.edu, to register for course credit.

About Us:

Prime Publishing LLC is seeking Editorial Interns for the summer. We are a leading Internet Media Company that operates web site communities, e-mail newsletters, and e-commerce stores in niche areas such as crafting, home décor, healthy eating, and cooking. With a flexible and scalable platform, Prime Publishing operates a rapidly growing network of web sites that offers consumers the ability to get inspired, share information through extensive online communities, and make informed purchasing decisions.


The internship is set up as a hands-on 12-week learning experience. Each intern will be mentored by a full-time Editor and will learn about various aspects of digital publishing such as creating SEO-driven content, social media, blogger outreach, analytics, and email marketing. Our goal is to not only teach skills, but to also provide opportunities to work on real projects, as well.

Interns will be expected to work a minimum of 10 hours a week. Hours worked per week can be scheduled around the student’s class schedule. Interns will either make minimum wage, or will earn college credit for their internship.


– College student, preferably with English or Journalism concentration or equivalent experience
– Basic understanding of HTML and online media
– Strong writing, editing, research, communication, and management skills
– Detail-oriented with the ability to meet deadlines effectively and multitask
– Interest in and/or experience with women’s lifestyle content

To Apply:

Send your cover letter, resume with overall and/or major GPA, dates available for internship, and writing sample to career.prime@primecp.com and please include “Editorial Intern Position EI-5″ as the subject line of your email. We prefer an in-person interview, so please indicate first dates available for an in-person interview. Interview by Skype is also an option.

We are located in Northbrook, IL, minutes from I-94 (Edens) and I-294 (Tri-state Tollway). All positions are based in our office; no telecommuting options are available. Pre-Employment background check required. EOE/M/F/D/V