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.

Call for Proposals – Building a Land Ethic Conference

The Building a Land Ethic Conference is calling for proposals:

“The 2017 Building a Land Ethic Conference will be taking place Thursday, June 22nd through Saturday, June 24th. We are now accepting proposals for concurrent sessions in the following categories:

  • Engaging Thinking Communities
  • Land Ethic Youth Education
  • Leopold and Higher Education
  • Working Toward Land Health
  • The Art of Leopold
  • The Science of Leopold
  • Leopold and Leadership
  • Creating an Inclusive Land Ethic

Concurrent session presenters will also pick between a 10-minute “bright spot” presentation, a 45-minute traditional presentation, or a 90-minute hands-on presentation, which allows for lots of flexibility and creativity with sessions.

Proposals are due no later than March 15, 2017. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit our “Call for Session Proposals” page. You can follow along with the latest conference news and announcements on our Facebook event page.

We hope that you will consider submitting a presentation proposal and will help spread the word to friends or colleagues who may be interested.”

Call for Proposals – 2017 Regional Graduate Liberal Studies Conference

2017 Regional Graduate Liberal Studies Conference

Hosted by East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Tennessee

April 7-8, 2017

Call for proposals: The 2017 GLS Conference is open to proposals from faculty, students, and alumni in any area of graduate liberal studies, including but not limited to any relevant cultural, historical, or contemporary issues. Proposals will be accepted for papers, media presentations, roundtable discussions of ongoing research, and pre-arranged panels. Please include your full name, graduate program affiliation and institution, title of presentation, phone number, e-mail and mailing address with your proposal. Proposals for individual presentations of papers or demonstrations must be a maximum of 500 word abstracts; individual presentations will be approximately 20 minutes long. Proposals for roundtable discussions and pre-arranged panels must include a proposal from each panel member of approximately 300 words, plus one summary group proposal of approximately 100 words. Discussions and panels will be 30 minutes long.

Deadline for abstract submission is January 16, 2017 and all submissions must be sent to: tedescom@etsu.edu. Click here for more information.

Call for Submissions: The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies

The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies is extending a wonderful opportunity to graduate students for the upcoming 2017 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference!

“The Center for Renaissance Studies’ annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for emerging scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies in Europe, the Americas, and the Mediterranean world.”

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You can find more information here!