18th Century Texts & Books Conference and Calls for Submissions

All are invited to attend 18th Century Texts and Books: A day conference which will take place at Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore Campus Saturday, February 25th, from 9:30-4:00. The event will be held in the Information Commons 4th Floor (17 on Map at http://www.luc.edu/about/pdfs/lsc.pdf).

Presenters are Thomas F. Bonnell of St. Mary’s College, Stephen Karian of University of Missouri, Barbara Benedict of Trinity College, and James Woolley of Lafayette College. The conference also includes lunch, a coffee break, and a roundtable discussion with several Loyola faculty members.

The conference is free and open to the public, but reservations are required by February 18th, 2012. Send RSVPs and any questions to Peter Shillingsburg at pshillingsburg@luc.edu.


Submissions are now being accepted for Carolina Wren Press’s Doris Bakwin Award. A prize of $1,000 and publication by Carolina Wren Press is given biennially for a short story collection, a novel, or a memoir by a woman. Submit a printed copy of the first 50 to 60 pages of a manuscript and an electronic copy of the full manuscript with a $20 entry fee by March 15th. See carolinawrenpress.org for  complete guidelines. Carolina Wren Press can be contacted by email at carolinawrenpress@earthlink.net, but submissions must be sent by mail to

Carolina Wren Press
Doris Bakwin Award
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701


The Missouri Review invites writers to submit to their 2012 Audio Competition for a chance to win $1,000 and to have your entry published on The Missouri Review’s website. Send us your recordings of original poetry or prose or your audio documentaries on any subject. All you need is a computer, microphone, software such as GarageBand or Audacity, and a great script.

This year, in an effort to expand the contest, submissions (previously $20) have been opened to a pay-by-donation entry fee. Your contribution of any amount includes a one-year, digital subscription to The Missouri Review, and all of your donation goes to support the production of The Missouri Review and its related programs.

Winners and select runners up will have their work featured on The Missouri Review’s website and as part of our iTunes podcast series. Entries will be judged by TMR’s editors in collaboration with guest judge Julie Shapiro of the Third Coast International Audio Festival.

Deadline for submissions is March 15th, 2012. Entries and payments are accepted by mail or online. For details, or to submit, please visit www.missourireview.com/audiovisual/submissions.



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