Share Your Passion for Literature


Do the grey clouds hanging overhead portend a storm?

Will the onset of October herald a cool, cold rain? Hardly. October’s grey doldrums are kindled by the cardinal reds, yellows, and oranges of graduate opportunities tumbling from the trees.

Working in The Schools

Writers and students interested in aiding those in our community should pursue the Working in The Schools (WITS) mentoring opportunity. English faculty, staff, and students mentor fourth through sixth grade students from a Chicago Public School that is at least 90% low-income. Mentors do not have to leave campus to help students. WITS will bus the students to Arts & Letters Hall each Thursday, beginning October 10th, from 3:30-4:30, in Arts & Letters #412.

Two mentors usually work with a single student. During the mentoring hour you will take turns reading to one another and then spend the remaining time working on the student’s homework.

Training Session: Thursday, October 3rd, 3:30-4:30, Arts & Letters Hall #412, Tovah Burstein from WITS will lead a training for all potential English Dept. volunteers. She will help us understand the mentoring process. This training will also be an opportunity for you to be paired with another volunteer.

Fugue Opens Submissions

Fugue Literary Journal, a magazine run by English and Creative Writing graduate students at the University of Idaho, Moscow has opened for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions. The Journal just celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, and looks forward to publishing quality writing from new and established writers.

General Submissions

Submissions are accepted online only. Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction submissions are accepted September 1 through April 1. All material received outside of this period will neither be read nor considered for publication. General submissions must be submitted along with a required submission fee of $2.00 per submission. Multiple submissions will be considered with a separate submission fee for each. All contributors to Fugue receive payment, via check, for their work and two complimentary copies of the journal in which their work appears.

Fugue requests that  contributors send no more than six poems, two short-shorts, one story, or one essay per submission.

Submissions in more than one genre should be submitted separately and require separate submission fees. Fugue will consider simultaneous submissions (submissions sent concurrently to another journal or journals) as long as you notify them immediately if a piece you submitted simultaneously has been accepted elsewhere.

To submit either a General or Contest submission, please click here. FUGUESubmissionsOpen