SLAG GLASS CITY’S 2018 Call for Submissions

Chicago, IL—Slag Glass City, a nonfiction literary journal of the urban essay arts, announces a special call for submissions: Dear City: The Urban Epistolary. Nonfiction prose, photography, and hybrid works submitted for this call are accepted from November 15, 2017—February 15, 2018.

Epistolary essays selected for publication by the 2018 editorial board will be published in the online journal and promoted broadly, as well as considered for publication in the annual miniature print edition.

We seek: creative nonfiction essay-letters addressed to-or-from your city, and/or letters of exchange between cities. Although all essays should inhabit the form and/or intention of an actual letter, Slag Glass City welcomes fresh takes and variations including: mosaic, montage, photographs, soundscape, drawing, image + text, video, audio, and/or hybridity. We have no length requirements and will consider prose from short-short/flash to longform.

Submit all work to our special submission portal: https://tinyurl.com/SlagGlassCity-DearCity. (Visual artists should submit low resolution samples, or contact us to share work too large for the Submittable portal.)

We are open to any perspective on cities, for better-or-worse, from praise-to-critique, from love-to-protest, from application-to-cease-and-desist, and anything in-between. We seek:

Essay-Letters FROM YOUR CITY. For instance: Dear America, This is how it feels to be underwater. Love, Houston. OR Dear President, Would you drink this water? Love, Flint.

Essay-Letters TO YOUR CITY. For instance:  Dear Orlando, We are still grieving. OR Dear Dubrovnik, Here is how you heal me.  

Epistolary Exchanges BETWEEN CITIES or between people in cities. Collaborative essays are welcome.

Regular submissions are still open October-June. Slag Glass City considers nonfiction prose, graphic narrative, video, audio, soundscape, photography, mixed media, or any other form of essay arts. The prose cannot be previously published, including on author blogs, but visual art may appear on artist’s sites. We are unable to pay contributors, but artists retain all rights, we promote widely, and all work published stays “in-print” online.

Slag Glass Citywww.SlagGlassCity.orgis a magazine of essay arts, textual burlesque, and post-industrial forms, edited by Barrie Jean Borich. Published at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, we are an international creative nonfiction and multidisciplinary media journal engaged with sustainability, identity, and art in urban environments. The living city is broken and blooming. How will our roof gardens grow?

To SUBMIT TO THE CITY go to:
https://tinyurl.com/SlagGlassCity-DearCity

If you have QUESTIONS please email us:
slagglasscity@gmail.com

Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies

Confluence is a national, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published by the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) that reflects the best scholarly and creative work produced within and beyond AGLSP member institutions. Publishing scholarly essays and creative work such as short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art, Confluence stands as a demonstration of and an inspiration to the kind of interdisciplinary engagement that is constitutive of a liberal education, while emphasizing the fundamental relations that transcend the boundaries of discipline and form that must be engaged and explored.

Submissions are welcome year-round, and will be reviewed promptly after receipt. Authors will generally be notified of the verdict on their work within four to six weeks, with publication often soon thereafter.

For complete submission instructions, please visit the Instructions for Authors page.

Graduate Research Funding

The College of LAS supp​orts the research, scholarship, and creative work of graduate students through its Graduate Research Funding (GRF) program. The GRF helps defray the cost of conducting research and creative work and for presenting papers at academic conferences through a competitive process. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Deadline: January 22, 2018

For guidelines and to apply, visit the website here.

 

DePaul ASK Mentorship Opportunity

The ASK network connects DePaul students and graduates with alumni to explore college and professional transitions, life challenges, and university and career questions.

You can gain exclusive first access to DePaul’s new mentorship community.

The Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) network is launching a new mentorship platform

The platform will connect you with DePaul alumni who have been in your shoes. Connect with at least 3 mentors this week.

When you join as a Student, you will be able to:

* Expand your DePaul community

* Connect with alumni in your city or industry of interest

* Establish short-term or long-term mentorships with alumni

* Learn about and apply for internships and jobs

* Access educational/career resources and discussions

It just takes a couple minutes to register. 

Visit here to learn more about how the program works.

Upcoming Competitions & Contests

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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.


 

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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.