Upcoming Conferences, Competitions, and Contests

Jewish Studies Conference

Indiana University’s Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association is hosting its 6th annual conference on February 8-9, 2018 in Bloomington, Indiana.
See the flyer above for more details.



The Black River Chapbook Competition is a semi-annual prize from Black Lawrence Press for a chapbook of short fiction or poems.

The competition is open to new emerging and established writers. They are accepting chapbooks of poems or short fiction between 16-36 pages in length. Winners will receive $500 and publication.

Entry deadline for the Fall Competition: October 31, 2017

Find out more information and submit your work here.



Sequestrum is holding a contest through October 15th for new writers and poets (anyone yet to publish a book-length manuscript). Their aim is to showcase work by candidates in some of the top creative writing programs. The Sequestrum library contains NEA & Guggenheim Fellows, Pulitzer Prize nominees, and other award-winning poets and novelists; they hope to put some of today’s emerging talents alongside them.

For more information see flyer above, or visit Sequestrum’s website here.

Openings at Present Tense

Present Tense has two openings for new editors: a Review Editor and a Multimedia Editor. More information and descriptions of how to apply to these positions can be found here: http://www.presenttensejournal.org/news/call-for-applications/

Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society is a peer-reviewed, blind-refereed, online journal dedicated to exploring contemporary social, cultural, political and economic issues through a rhetorical lens. In addition to examining these subjects as found in written, oral and visual texts, we wish to provide a forum for calls to action in academia, education and national policy. Seeking to address current or presently unfolding issues, we publish short articles ranging from 2,000 to 2,500 words, the length of a conference paper. For sample topics please see our submission guidelines.

For more information, please visit: http://www.presenttensejournal.org/