UCD Anthology Contest, Call for Papers on Women’s and Gender History, and More

There are only two days left to send in your submissions for the UCD Anthology Contest! The yearly anthology produced by the University College Dublin Creative Writing Masters showcases the talents of the UCD English department, but as part of fundraising efforts for this year’s anthology, the Creative Writing Masters group is running a competition open to all, from inside and outside the university.

One winner will be selected from the short story and another winner from the poetry submissions and their work, along with a quick bio will be included in the anthology. The contest is open to anyone, domestic and international, including all writers and poets regardless of experience from NOW until September 14, 2011 at 11:59PM. Visit http://www.ucdanthology.com/ or send an email to contest@ucdanthology.com for complete details and submission guidelines.

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The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Thirteenth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women’s & Gender History has issued a call for papers. The Symposium, which is the capstone event of the History Department’s Women’s History month celebration, is scheduled for March 1-3, 2012. Submissions are welcome from graduate students from any institution and discipline on any topic in the field of women’s and gender history. The theme of the symposium is INDECENCY, although it should be noted that the theme is “meant to be open-ended-provocative rather than prescriptive.”

To submit a paper or panel by email (preferred method): please send only
one attachment in Word or PDF format containing a 250-word abstract and a one-page curriculum vitae for each paper presenter, commentator, or panel chair to gendersymp@gmail.com by Nov. 1. For more information, please contact Programming Committee Chairs Ashley
Hetrick and Derek Attig, also at gendersymp@gmail.com.

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Alumni news and a call for submissions all in one: Christopher Smith (M.A.W.P. ’11) has been selected as a monthly columnist for the new online literary magazine Niche.  His column, Writing After Academia,  can be found at http://www.nichelitmag.com/regular-columns.html. In this monthly column, he chronicles his journey of writing in today’s world as a recent graduate. Each column ends with Literary Journal Spotlight, where a new or small journal is profiled in an effort to raise awareness about journals that might be possible places of submission. He’s excited to be working with the editorial team of Niche, who are currently accepting submissions for their first issue at http://www.nichelitmag.com/submit.html.

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And as the quarter starts to really gear up, don’t forget to take some time to enjoy yourself in Chicago. Both the Lyric Opera and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, whose world-class reputations almost go without saying, offer great deals for students. Students can attend certain events for $20 at the Lyric and $10 at the CSO.  Get tickets at http://www.lyricopera.org/tickets/next_student_tickets.aspx and http://cso.org/TicketsAndEvents/Students.aspx Just another perk of being a graduate student at DePaul!

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