Summer Publishing Opportunities and Events

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 their annual journal until August 22nd. Submissions include poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, and all entries are eligible for their Editor Award. Submission details here.

MAE students also have a chance to get published this summer the American studies institute Americana. Looking for works on American pop-culture, both the magazine, Magazine Americana and journal Americana: the Journal of American Popular Culture. Find more information here.

Finally, Chicago continues its celebration of 400 years of William Shakespearet his summer. This includes outdoor plays, art exhibits, culinary inspiration, award winning productions, and this amazing blog covering Shakespeare events published by Chicago area scholars!

Enjoy your summer everyone!

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