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.

Revolving Door Literary Journal open for submissions

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From Revolving Door Literary Journal:

Revolving Door Literary Journal is a startup literary journal that focuses on publishing the creative works of college students. This journal will not only help college students receive recognition for their work but also offer the opportunity of being published in a quality literary journal.

We accept submissions all year and currently publish in April and December. The types of writing we are currently accepting include fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, and playwriting.

If you have any further questions feel free to email us at revolvingdoorjournal@gmail.com or visit our website.

2017 Spring English Conference Call for Submissions

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We are excited to announce DePaul’s 8th Annual Spring English Conference, to be held on Friday, April 28, 2017. We are now accepting submissions of both creative and academic writing and we encourage you to submit your work!

The conference will be held in Arts & Letters Hall, and will include several unique panels of student presentations, a dynamic keynote speaker, a reception and refreshments. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase what you’ve been working on, celebrate ideas, and support your peers (plus, it looks great on a resume!).

The submission deadline is March 31st. Please review the guidelines before sending your submissions. If you have any questions, contact the conference organizers at englishconference.dpu@gmail. com. We look forward to reading your work!

Arcturus Writing Contest

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The Chicago Review of Books and its sister publication, Arcturus, are holding a writing contest now through April 1 for original fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. There is a five-dollar reading fee for each category entered. Winners receive $100, publication in Arcturus, and a featured interview at the Chicago Review of Books.

Furrow Magazine Call for Submissions

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Furrow, an undergraduate literary journal produced by students at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, is currently accepting submissions for their 2017 issue.

Students may submit their poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, and artwork. The priority submission deadline of March 1st is approaching quickly, but submitting is easy!

The submission instructions can be found below, or at furrowmag.org/submissions.

To be eligible for publication, you must be enrolled as an undergraduate at any college or university at the time of your submission.

We only accept work that has not been published elsewhere, in print or online.

Please send all submissions as .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .jpeg attachments to furrowmag@gmail.com. In your email, please note the name of the college or university where you’re enrolled.Please leave your name off all pages/images, because we judge submissions anonymously.

Poetry: Submit up to 5 poems
Fiction: Submit 1 story, up to 5000 words, double spaced
Nonfiction: Submit 1 essay, up to 5000 words, double spaced
Art: Submit up to 5 images, preferably .jpg files under 5MB
Comics: Submit up to 10 pages

We will notify you of acceptance or rejection by early May. Feel free to email furrowmag@gmail.com with any questions you may have.