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.

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.

Call for submissions: Reunion

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Reunion: The Dallas Review is currently seeking submissions. Reunion features poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual arts, translations, and drama.

From Reunion:

We are seeking fresh, well-crafted, professional quality work from across the nation and abroad to publish in our large format, full color annual publication.

  • Fiction: one story, up to 5,000 words
  • Poetry: 3-5 poems. Longer poems will be considered, but shorter poems are desirable. Please submit poems as one document.
  • Creative Nonfiction: up to 5,000 words.
  • Translation: 3-5 poems, or up 3,000 words of prose, can be an actual translation and/or a scholarly essay on translation. Please obtain all necessary permissions prior to submitting your piece.
  • Drama: one play or screenplay, up to 5,000 words.
  • Visual Art: at least 3 distinct images, including drawing, digital, other 2-dimensional formats, and photography. Please submit your files in high-resolution TIFF format of between 5-8 mbs, 300 DPI.

Submissions are open until January 15, 2017.

For more information and complete submission guidelines, please visit our website at https://www.utdallas.edu/ah/reunion/ or email us at reunion.editor@gmail.com.

 

Apply to the Luminarts Creative Writing Contest by Friday, May 6th

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The Creative Writing Fellowship Competition awards five $5,000 Luminarts Fellowships for excellence in creative writing in the categories or prose and poetry. Entries are submitted to the competition and reviewed by an initial panel of jurors. Once tallied, all top entries go to the final juror panel and the winners are selected. Jurors are comprised of professional authors, novelists, and American poets, literary contributors, publishers, editors, journalists and media contributors, and Pulitzer and PEN Hemingway Award Winners.  The deadline to apply to the 2016 Creative Writing Fellowship Competition is Friday, May 6, 2016.

DePaul Humanities Center Presents “Making the Novel Novel: Lolita”, Wednesday Jan. 20, 2016

The DePaul Humanities Center continues its radical re-thinking of novels by turning its attention to Vladimir Nabokov’s classic, Lolita. The evening begins with the world premiere of “Young Matrix, Unknown Heart,” adapted for the stage from Nobakov’s novel by Dan Christmann, and performed and directed by Evan Hill and Melissa Lorraine. The performance including author Maryse Meijer, Danielle Meijer (DePaul University), and Shari L. Savage (Ohio State University), will investigate the various artwork used as book covers for Lolita and the complicated ways in which Lolita’s age may not be really the central moral question of the novel.

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A discounted parking rate is available. See Humanities Center staff at event for details.

TONIGHT! 24-Hour George Saunders!

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Please join the DePaul Humanities Center and the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences for a special event investigating the future of the humanities.

From 8:00 p.m. June 2 until 8:00 p.m. June 3, the DePaul Humanities Center will be hosting “24 Hour George Saunders,” a marathon, public reading of everything that best-selling author and MacArthur “genius grant” winner George Saunders has ever published, culminating in a new lecture by Saunders in the final hour entitled, “Why the Humanities? Why Art?” Celebrity readers include Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Academy Awardâ nominee Jesse Eisenberg, and a special surprise guest reader in the penultimate hour. Other DePaul faculty and students–as well as Chicago artists, authors, scholars, and celebrities–will also be reading for an hour according to the following schedule:

JUNE 2

  1. 8-9pm: Jeff Tweedy
  2. 9-10pm: Michael Arndt
  3. 10-11pm: Sara Levine
  4. 11pm-12am: Joe Gondolfi

JUNE 3

  1. 12am-1am: Elizabeth King
  2. 1am-2am: Danielle Meijer
  3. 2am-3am: Sean Kirkland
  4. 3am-4am: Rick Lee
  5. 4am-5am: Tristan Fischl
  6. 5am-6am: Logan Breitbart
  7. 6am-7am: Evan Edwards
  8. 7am-8am: Casey Hudetz
  9. 8am-9am: Shailja Sharma
  10. 9am-10am: Julie Moody-Freeman
  11. 10am-11am: Anna Vaughn Clissold
  12. 11am-12pm: Maryse Meijer
  13. 12pm-1pm: Lindsay Hunter
  14. 1pm-2pm: Jesse Eisenberg (via remote from NYC)
  15. 2pm-3pm: Kevin Madden
  16. 3pm-4pm: Christian TeBordo
  17. 4pm-5pm: Adam Levin
  18. 5pm-6pm: Lucy Rinehart
  19. 6pm-7pm: SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST READER
  20. 7pm-8pm: George Saunders, “Why the Humanities? Why Art?”

Following the 24-hour marathon, The New Yorker will be publishing Saunders’ lecture to us. You will also be able to watch highlights from the marathon as well as all of Saunders’ address on the DePaul Humanities Center’s YouTube channel.

If you are on Twitter, you can follow us @DPU_Hum_Ctr

We are using #24hrsaunders to promote the event.

24 HOUR GEORGE SAUNDERS

WHEN

June 2 at 8 p.m. until June 3 at 8 p.m.

WHERE

DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Campus

Student Center, Room 120

2250 N Sheffield Ave.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the 24-hour reading, and capacity will be limited.

WHO

George Saunders is a New York Times bestselling author who is known for his collections of short stories. His works include Congratulations, By the Way, Tenth of December, and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline. Born in Amarillo, Texas, Saunders grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. He earned a degree in exploration geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines. After spending time as a geophysicist on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, Saunders returned to the United States to pursue a writing career. In 1992, his short story “Offloading for Mrs. Schwartz” became the first of many of his works that would be published in The New Yorker. In 2001, Saunders was selected by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 100 most creative people in entertainment, and by The New Yorker in 2002 as one of the best writers 40 and under. In 2006, he was awarded both a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur “genius grant” Fellowship. In 2009, he received an Arts and Letters Award in literature (formerly Academy Award) from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Saunders earned a master’s degree from Syracuse University, where he has been teaching in the Master of Fine Arts program since 1996.

More information on George Saunders here.


GUEST READER BIOS

June 2

  • Jeff Tweedy, 8-9 p.m. The singer, songwriter and producer will help open the event. Best known for the bands Wilco and Uncle Tupelo, Tweedy is currently touring with his son Spencer in their band, Tweedy.
  • Michael Arndt, 9-10 p.m. Editor of Crain’s Chicago Business, Arndt was previously senior editor and writer at BusinessWeek and business editor at the Chicago Tribune.
  • Sara Levine, 10-11 p.m. Levine is the Chicago-based author of numerous essays, the novel Treasure Island!!! and the short story collection Short Dark Oracles. Levine teaches in the writing program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

June 3

  • Lindsay Hunter, 12-1 p.m. Hunter is the author of Ugly Girls as well as the collections of short stories Daddy’s and Don’t Kiss Me. She is originally from Florida and currently lives in Chicago.
  • Jesse Eisenberg, 1-2 p.m. Eisenberg is an Academy Award-nominated actor who is best known for his starring role as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the film “The Social Network.” He has also starred in “Zombieland,” “30 Minutes or Less,” and “Now You See Me.” He will be portraying Superman villain Lex Luthor in next year’s “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
  • Kevin Madden, 2-3 p.m. Madden is the Defense Intelligence Agency Chair at the United States Air Force Air University, and a professor at U.S. Air Force Air War College.
  • Christian TeBordo, 3-4 p.m. TeBordo is an author and director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Roosevelt University. His most well-known work is the short story collection The Awful Possibilities, which was nominated as an American Library Association Notable Book and received accolades from Publishers Weekly and Booklist.
  • Adam Levin, 4-5 p.m. Levin is an author well known for his short story collection Hot Pink and the novel The Instructions. Levin teaches Creative Writing and Literature at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Questions? Contact Alecia Person, DHC Office Manager, at aperson@depaul.edu.