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.

 

Crook & Folly Open Mic Night, Submission Deadline Extended

By Robert M. Keding
contributor to the Underground

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On a rainy Thursday night in the University Center for Writing-Based Learning, over twenty-five DePaul students and alumni gathered to share their work—poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and dramatic literature. Almost everybody who attended ended up sharing a piece for the group, with many of the readers being members of Crook & Folly or the Writing Center, the two organizations which collaborate to host such open mic nights every year. Many of the attendees, in fact, are repeats from previous open mics, finding past events so beneficial that they can’t help but come back.

Crook & Folly, DePaul’s own award-winning literary magazine, is accepting submissions for their 2017 issue through March 8th. They accept poetry, fiction, and flash fiction, and are seeking dramatic lit and creative nonfiction submissions in particular. This is a great way for aspiring or accomplished writers to get their work published and read within DePaul and the broader Chicago literary community.

To submit your work and learn more about Crook & Folly, visit their Facebook page.