Write for Scroll, a New Platform for Readers and Writers


Happy week 10, English students! As summer approaches you’ll no doubt have a bit of extra time on your hands. The following comes to us via Adeeb Sahar with Scroll,  a new platform for serialized fiction of all genres. It seems like a very interesting reflection of the cross-platform evolution of storytelling. See the info below, sent to us by Scroll.

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Deadline Extended! Submit Your Paper to Creating Knowledge by Friday, May 6 (TODAY!) at MIDNIGHT

Creating Knowledge 2016

English students! Do you have a stellar research paper you’ve written for a DPU English class or Newberry Library Seminar? Would you like to see your research in print? The English Dept has extended the deadline for submissions to Creating Knowledge. You may submit your work until MIDNIGHT tonight, Friday, May 6th.

The English Department seeks submissions for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ annual student research journal, Creating Knowledge. If you aren’t aware of Creating Knowledge, learn more about the publication here. It’s a great opportunity for students to get their work recognized and published in a university-wide setting, and it looks wonderful on a CV!

The detailed guidelines for submission are available as a Word doc or PDF. Please email Professor Conary with any questions at jconary1(at)depaul.edu.

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See Your Work Performed Live with Fictitious


Fictitious is accepting rolling submissions for short pieces of comedic fiction! Once selected, authors will be invited to read their piece at our live show at iO Chicago every fourth Wednesday of the month. These pieces can only be 1-3 pages, but longer stories will be considered for our online journal.

For the show, selected authors will read their work and a group of iO improvisers will then improvise within their literary world. There is no submission fee and submissions can be in PDF or Word format. The next show is going to be Wednesday, April 27th at 10:30pm at iO Chicago! 

Here is some online information on the journal/show:

Online Publication: http://www.fictitiousthejournal.org/

Show Event: http://ioimprov.com/chicago/show/fictitious-fiction-meets-improv/2016-04-27/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fictitiousthejournal/?fref=ts



Submit Creative Nonfiction to Thoreau’s Rooster, an Undergraduate Journal, by March 15th


Thoreau’s Rooster, a journal of undergraduate creative nonfiction, is now accepting submissions for its 2016 edition. The journal pays $200 for “personal nonfiction essays with a creative touch” if accepted.

The contest and journal are open only to undergraduate students. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2016.

Visit the Submissions Manager here. For more information, write to rooster(at)assumption.edu or see more of their mission here.

Spoon University Seeks Writers


Spoon University is at DePaul for the first time ever and is looking for a few more students to join their team!

From the Spoon University rep:

“We’re looking for entrepreneurs, writers, photographers, editors,
videographers, social media mavens, marketer, event planners and FOOD lovers who want to put something meaningful and impressive on their resumes, be part of something bigger than themselves, and come together around fellow foodies.

Students who are interested in applying should contact us via email to get started!

Spoon University is the everyday food resource for our generation, on a mission to make food make sense. Behind the scenes, we’re helping teach the next generation of journalists, marketers and event planners the best practices in digital media with a network of over 5,000 contributors.”

Check out Spoon U’s About page to learn a bit more. This looks like a great way to start honing your web journalism/writing chops – worth looking into!


Resource: JewishStoryWriting.com

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jewishstorywriting.com is a portal for all fiction writing and offers both the emerging writer and the professional author a chance to enter writing contests, develop their writing skills, and read quality writing. They partner with organizations and media sources to create gateways for aspiring writers and those with writing experience to showcase their work. 

One of the site’s main goals is to broaden the avenues for writers to sell their writing and find venues for them to have their work read. Their main focus is writing that contains Jewish content; prose or poetry that features either a Jewish theme, Jewish character, Jewish setting or locale, refers to Israel, the Jewish people, their religion, heritage, customs or history.