Publishing Opportunity in The Madison Journal of Literary Criticism


The Madison Journal of Literary Criticism is an international publication at UWMadison devoted to publishing outstanding essays of undergraduate literary analysis.

The journal is currently calling for papers analyzing any form of literature in 8-20 pages. Articles will be chosen for their originality, eloquence, and quality of academic research.

Deadline: March 3, 2017

This is an excellent and rare opportunity for all literature majors, and especially for those considering graduate school or a career in publishing. Students may submit up to two papers.

Submissions and any questions can be sent to

Free Community Creative Writing Class: The Apprentices

The Apprentices: Free Community Creative Writing Classes
at Northwestern University, School of Continuing Studies
Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2, 2012
Evanston Campus–405 Church Street
(Davis St. L stop, Purple Line; free parking on street and in back lot; handicapped-accessible ramp at entrance near parking lot)

All include discussion and in-class writing and are for writers with various levels of experience.

9am Turn off Your Brain: Automatic Writing for Inspiration
(taught by Patrick Bernhard)
10am From the Page to the Stage: How to Read Your Work in Front of an Audience
(taught by Dana Norris)
11am A Past that Bears Repeating: Writing Historical Scenes (Rebecca Bald)
12pm Sneaking Past the Gatekeeper: Generating Ideas & Welcoming Creativity (Heather Cunningham)
1pm It’ll be Funny Someday: A Dark Humor Workshop (Michelle Cabral)
2pm Embracing Ekphrasis: Writing Poetry about Art (Dane Hamann)
3pm It’s Not Stealing if it’s a Centro: a Poetry Workshop (Aaron DeLee)

All include discussion and in-class writing and are for writers with all levels of experience.

9am Back to the Future: How Flashbacks Can Help Your Story (Ross Ritchell)
10am Fragmented Narrative in Fiction and Nonfiction (Jesse Eagle)
11am To Tell True Stories, You Must Lie (Alex Higley)
12pm How I See It: Changing Meaning by Changing Point of View (Lydia Pudzianowski)
1pm Great Expectations How to Subvert Readers’ Assumptions (Alisa Ungar-Sargon)
2pm Smash-Band: Increase Your Story’s Impact by Ramping Up Conflict (Michael Anson)
3pm Hookers I Have Loved: Writing Catchy Openings (Eric Grawe)
4pm Techniques for Writing About Emotion in Prose (Mercedes Lucero)

Classes are for writers with various levels of experience. You may register for a maximum of FIVE workshops/classes. Each is taught by a graduate student in creative writing at Northwestern. To register, please email or call 847-491-5612. Classes are 50 to 55 minutes long. Please bring paper, pen or pencil; or laptop.
*Classes are free, but accepting donations to benefit Young Chicago Authors.