Threshold Literary Arts Journal, Daniel Alarcon at DePaul, & More

Threshold is DePaul’s award-winning, all-student journal of literature and art, and they need your help to make this year’s issue happen!

Threshold is soliciting applications for editors for the 2012 issue. If you are interested in getting involved, please write a 1-2 page application letter describing your relevant experience and commitment, as well as your vision for the magazine, and place it in faculty adviser Prof. Dan Stolar’s mailbox in McGaw 255 by Wednesday, Oct. 12th.

If you are interested in working with the magazine, but not necessarily taking on the commitment of being co-editor, please submit a note with your name and experience by the above deadline.  Please indicate what you might like to do for the journal in this letter. These letters will be passed along to the eventual co-editors as they form their staff.

Daniel Alarcon DePaulThis Thursday, Oct. 6th, the DePaul Center for Latino Research, the English Department, and the Department of Modern Languages/Spanish present two events with writer Daniel Alarcón, whose new novel is At Night We Walk in Circles.

From 2:30-4pm at the Munroe Building #114-116, Alarcón will lead a session for creative writing students entitled “Thinking Visually: Adapting a Short Story to a Graphic Novel.” In the evening there will be a 6pm reception in Cortelyou Commons, followed by a conversation and reading with Alarcón at 6:30 (leaving you plenty of time to head over to Lion’s Head afterwards for the meet & greet!).

Words Apart, a new literary magazine project of MA and MFA students at Emerson College, is issuing a call for submissions for their inaugural issue. Writers are invited to explore Civil Rights as an “Unfinished Project” and imagine how it can be reignited, but submissions do not need to be thematic. Words Apart is accepting fiction, poetry, essays, investigative journalism, and many other genres of writing and visual arts.

The submission deadline is December 1st. Please visit for more information, submission guidelines, and — starting on Oct. 14th– a preview of the inaugural issue.

Timber, the new graduate-run literary journal based out of CU-Boulder’s MFA program, is currently accepting poetry and fiction submissions for its second issue. Timber publishes one web and one print issue a year, and will be accepting submissions until February 1st. Please submit 3-5 poems (any submission with less than three poems will not be read) and fiction pieces of 5000 words or less.

More information on Timber can be found at, and submission quidelines and instructions can be found on Timber’s submishmash page.

The Midwest Graduate Students Conference on Writing is issuing a call for paper proposals for the 2010 conference, “Radical Writes:
Composition, Creative Writing, and New Media,” which will take place March 30-31st at Southeast Missouri State University.

Any student currently enrolled in a graduate writing program may propose a presentation. Proposal abstracts should be 300 words maximum and may cover any topic on creative, technical, new media, or composition writing. Proposals are submitted electronically, and the deadline for proposals is December 1, 2011. Current MAE and MAWP students should have received details via email, but please contact Dr. Missy Phegley,, (573) 651-2633 or Dr. Susan Swartwout, with any questions or with completed paper proposals.


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