A Writing Contest, a Job Fair, and Four Faculty Writers

While going through Ex Libris announcements this afternoon, it occurred to Jan Hickey and me that were someone so inclined, one could easily attend a writerly event almost every single day in October. It’s just a good time to be an English Graduate student!

Check back frequently for events, writing contests, and other news as they are flooding the Ex Libris inbox, and we want to share them all with you! Here’s today’s batch:

The Guild Literary Complex is having a writing contest, and they want to give away some award money! Fiction and non-fiction writers are invited to enter the Annual Prose Awards in Short Fiction and Non-Fiction. Not only will the winner in each category receive a $250 prize, but this year’s winners will be chosen by Alex Kotlowitz (non-fiction) and Rosellen Brown (fiction). The final judged winners will be announced for the first time live at the recognition event itself, and the audience will vote that night to name this year’s Audience Favorite. Submission deadline is Oct. 14th, and the awards event will take place Nov. 2nd. For full details and submission guidelines, visit the Guild Literary Complex contest page.

580 Split, the annual graduate literary journal housed at Mills College in Oakland, California, is pleased to announce a Call for Submissions for Issue 14, “A Gathering of Voices”. Submission deadline is Oct. 31st for poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and visual arts. Guidelines and details can be found at http://580split.com/news/submission-guidelines-for-issue-14/

There’s a brand-new literary magazine gearing up for a mid-2012 launch, and they are looking for submissions from “fantastic new voices.” The Ingo Village Review is currently accepting submissions of creative writing in all genres. Details and submission guidelines can be found at http://www.mscottcraig.com/p/ingo-village-review.html

Get your suits to the dry cleaners this week, because the Fall Job & Internship Fair is taking place on Friday, Oct. 07 from 11:00 AM — 3:00 PM at the LPC Student Center. For details and a full list of employers, visit the experience.com event page. (Note: This event is open to DePaul students and alumni ONLY.)

And finally, if you haven’t already, take a look at the Fall 2011 issue of DePaul Magazine in which four MAWP faculty are featured in the article “When the Teacher is an Author.” Bayo Ojikutu, Achy Obejas, Hannah Pittard and Christine Sneed share their insights on meshing two careers and how one informs the other. Read this very inspirational article at http://www.depaul.edu/magazine/articles/f11Literature.asp and if you are lucky to have one of these four professors, make sure to give them a big congratulations!

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