Submit to Threshold and DePaul Radio Student Writer Showcase

It’s that time of year– time to send in your writing to Threshold. See the following message from Threshold editor Meredith Boe for more information including how and when to submit:

Threshold is DePaul’s literary and arts journal in its 32nd year. It is student-produced and features outstanding work from DePaul students. It is a non-intimidating way for students to get their work published!

We have exciting news for writers who want feedback!

In the past, Threshold has given writing workshops through which students could come and get feedback from editors on their writing. This year, instead of workshopping students’ work, we are offering direct feedback from the editors to each writer who submits by Feb. 10th. Writers will receive an email from an editor with helpful feedback (the sooner you submit the more feedback you’ll get!)

How to submit:

  • We accept poetry, fiction, dramatic literature, and creative non-fiction, and you may only submit ONCE to EACH genre, with the exception of poetry, in which we will accept up to three poems.
  • All submitted work can be of any length and may include portions or chapters of novels/plays, but the work should stand on its own as a whole piece.
  • You may send your submissions electronically to, with the category of your submission as the subject, i.e. “poetry submission,” “fiction submission,” etc.
  • The email of your submitted work should contain two documents:
    • Contact Page: Include first and last name, the genre to which you are submitting, email and/or phone number, and the title of your piece.
    • Creative Work: Document of your work with ONLY the title. (No indications of the author’s identity should appear anywhere on the piece.)
  • The work must be submitted in a .doc or .docx format only.

Submissions for the 2012 Edition of Threshold will be accepted through Friday, February 10th at 5pm

Visit the Threshold website:


How would you like to read your writing on live radio? Well this might just be your chance! Here’s the call for submissions from co-hosts Marcy Ferry and Colin Harris:

This Winter Quarter, Radio DePaul will be showcasing DePaul student writers (graduate and undergraduate) every other Friday morning at 10 am.  We’re looking for students who are willing to read live on-air and do a short interview afterward.  Each show will feature two student writers, so you won’t be alone!  We welcome work from all genres, so if you are interested, please send us an e-mail with the work you’d like to share.  We ask that each submission be no more than 10 pages double-spaced.  If you are not available on Friday mornings, there is still a chance that we could include you in a prerecorded segment.  Of course, we would love to give everyone a chance to read, but we only have a few shows each quarter.  Not everyone will be able to participate this winter.  Be sure to try again in future quarters if you don’t hear from us right away!  Please e-mail us at

Even if you don’t want to read, be sure to tune in and hear what your fellow students are up to!

We look forward to reading and sharing your work!

— Marcy Farrey and Colin Harris

Check back with Ex Libris for reminders to tune in and hear your classmates each episode. And, for those of us who can’t tune in on Fridays, there is a website in the works where previous episodes will be hosted so you can listen to them at any time and share them with all your friends.


And finally, there are two fantastic readings taking place in Chicago this weekend… and they’re both FREE and both feature DePaul’s own Christine Sneed!

Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Square’s Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, (773) 293-2665 – Support a local book store and enjoy some award-winning fiction at a reading and awards ceremony for the winners of the Chicago Writers Association Books of the YearChristine Sneed will be reading from her story collection, Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry, which won in the traditionally published fiction category.  The other winners – Pamela Ferdinand (nonfiction, traditionally published), James Finn Garner (fiction, self-published) and Krista August (non-fiction, self-published) will all briefly read from their books as well.

And on Sunday, Jan. 15, doors at 6 p.m.: Come Home Chicago, a hip event featuring two local bands and three local writers – Stuart Dybek, WGN’s Rick Kogan and Christine Sneed – organized by fiction writer Don De Grazia (American Skin), that will take place at the Underground Wonder Bar, 710 N. Clark St, Chicago (ID required).


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