Faculty News and a Short Story Award for New Writers

Congratulations to two of our DePaul English faculty for their recent accomplishments!

Prof. Hannah Pittard’s short story, “Orion’s Belt,” was read as the opening selection at the Selected Shorts event last week at Symphony Space in New York City. The story is one of thirteen commissioned from “emerging writers” to open the Symphony Space events held between October and June.  The event will be broadcast on NPR at a date yet to be announced.

Congratulations also to Prof. James Murphy on the publication of The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891, Volume IV of The Oxford History of the Irish Book.  Prof. Murphy is editor of this impressive volume (which includes 51 chapters divided into 11 sections) and author of the introduction and a chapter on “Novelists, Publishers, and Readers, 1830-1891.”

The deadline for the Glimmer Train Press Short Story Award for New Writers is coming up soon: November 30, 2011!


  • 1st place wins $1,200, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies.
  • 2nd-place: $500 and possible publication.
  • 3rd-place: $300 and possible publication.

Other considerations: Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Entries, of course, must not have appeared in any print publication.)

Word count: Most submissions run 1,500 to 6,000 words, but can go up to 12,000.

Reading fee is $15 per story.

Results post on January 31. Winning story will be published in Issue 86.

Sumbit online at www.glimmertrainpress.com/writer/html/index2.asp

One final reminder for current students: Graduating soon? Don’t forget to check Campus Connect for information about your Degree Conferral. Degree Conferral deadline dates for the year have recently been updated. You can view them on the LAS website.


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