Ex Libris would like to wish everyone a warm and happy summer break! Over the break, the site will be undergoing a small makeover to help optimize our usefulness to students. The site should not however be down at any point over the break, so feel free to visit and use our resources. Over the summer Ex Libris will not however be making any new posts; content will be on a brief hiatus. With this in mind, please take not of a few important upcoming dates: June 17, Spring Quarter grades due July 18, Graduate… Read Article →

Ex Libris would like to send congratulations not only to our graduates, but also to our hard working faculty and staff. A big congrats to Kathleen Rooney and Michele Morano who were both recipients of 2016 excellence in teaching awards! James Murphy also recently accepted the position of Visiting Professor of Irish Studies and  Interim Director of Irish Programs at Boston College for the 2016-17 year. You’ll be missed for the year James, but congratulations! Finally, check out this excellent little write-up by Barrie Jean Borich on DePaul’s Newsline.

As classes come to a close and summer break kicks-off, take a look at some of these summer chances to get published and literary events around the city. For creative writers, Prairie Schooner and Blue River are both accepting submissions this summer. Prairie Schooner’s annual summer nonfiction contest is open to all types of creative nonfiction essays up to 5,000 words. The entry fee is $20 and includes a copy of the Spring 2017 issue of Prairie Schooner, in which the winning essay will appear. Submission details here. Ran by Creighton University’s MFA program, Blue River is accepting summer submissions for… Read Article →


Ex Libris, on behalf of the English Department, would like to wish a heartfelt congratulations to all of the Master of Arts in English and Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing graduates of the 2015-2016 school year! A graduate degree is no easy task, but with hard work you have all completed an impressive accomplishment. We are proud of every graduate, and thank you for your dedication. Congratulations! You deserve it! Spring 2016 Graduates: Christian Anderson, MAWP with Distinction Jennifer DePoorter, MAWP with Distinction Karina Diaz, MAE  Kent Doyle, MAE  Amy Finn, MAWP Isabel Flores, MAWP with Distinction Ariyel Jefferson-Ray… Read Article →

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The National Writers Series and the Traverse Area Intermediate School District (of Traverse City, Michigan) is looking to hire a full-time teacher to be a part of the Front Street Writers Program. The program is a rigorous for-credit high school writing program that will begin Fall 2016. The teacher would also help recruit an annual writer-in-residence and authors for the National Writers Series. They are looking for a published author who also is a secondary certified ELA teacher. The job is full-time and includes benefits.  applications are due June 7th! Find out more here, or see the… Read Article →


The Guild Literary Complex is celebrating 27 years of programming literary events in Chicago! The benefit, Where the Margins Meet, will take place on June 22, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Filament Theater, 4041 N. Milwaukee. Food starts at 6:00 pm and is sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Co., Revolution Brewing, and Glazed and Infused. Performances from Cyn Vargas, Yung Assata, Adam Gottlieb, and Javon Smith take place from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Students receive a discount price of $15. Find full info on the flyer below and buy tickets at the event page.  

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Scroll is a new online publishing platform designed by a group of Stanford students. They are currently looking for student writers to join their viral storytellers. Find out more about Scroll on their website, or on the flyer below. Applications are due June 6th. 

The Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research (CMWR) invites you to the Global Voices launch part and potluck! The party takes place on Friday, June 3 from 1:00-4:00 pm at Chateau Lewis 1411, 25 East Jackson Drive. Celebrate the end of the school year, the start of summer, and the public release of Global Voices annual online publication which collects work from DePaul’s multilingual and multicultural community in a range of genres, from oral narratives to research to photography. Food and drinks will be in plentiful supply, feel free to bring a dish to share!

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The deadline for Glimmer Train‘s New Writer Award is June 30th. The award is open only to emerging writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. The 1st place winner will be published in Glimmer Train and will receive ten copies of that issue. 2nd and 3rd place will win $500/$300, respectively, or, if accepted for publication $700. Most submissions run 1,500-6,000 words, but stories as long as 12,000 words are accepted. Find full guidelines here.


Art and literary journal Afterimage is seeking works of ekphrasis for their online project “Inklight.” For the project, photographers submit original work, which is selected to be posted on the Afterimage web site. Writers then submit original creative writing inspired by one of the images on the web site (engaging in the process of ekphrasis). New “Inklight” features are posted regularly and archived indefinitely. Find full submission details here, or check out “Inklight”.


The DePaul Career Center, Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS), University Center for Writing-based Learning, and the Library Learning Commons are proud to announce this quarter’s Professional Development Night, which will be held on Wednesday, May 25th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Professional Development Night is an event for students to receive help on their resumes, develop a LinkedIn profile, interviewing tips, and other professional development topic areas. Students will engage in peer-to-peer workshop sessions at their own pace to learn more about the different ways they can achieve their professional career goals. Find the event page here,… Read Article →

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DePaul and the Department of English are proud to announce the launch of the 36th annual edition of Crook & Folly! This year’s launch will take place at the DePaul Art Museum on Thursday, May 26th from 5-6pm. Join in a celebrating the work of DePaul artists and writers, along with readings from local Chicago authors (TBA), and the presentations of C&F’s Awards of Excellence. A reception will take place, featuring the musical stylings of editor-in-chief, Eric Hollander, with food and refreshments. New to this year will be a free raffle with a chance to win a past edition of… Read Article →

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