Threshold Release Party, Two Job Postings, & More!

All are invited to the release of Threshold’s 33rd edition! The Threshold release party will be held at the DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Along with free copies of the publication, there will be music provided by members of the DePaul Jazz Ensemble, readings and performances from the publication, beverages, and hors d’oeuvres. […]

Student News, H. Peter Steeves on Campus, & More!

Today in Student News, we’re excited to announce that not one but two current MAWP students will have poems published in After Hours Issue 27, Summer 2013. Congratulations to David Mathews on the publication of his poem “Urban Archer.” And congratulations as well to M.R. Byrd on the publication of his poem, “Athena.” The Summer […]

Faculty News & Newcity’s Summer Guide

In Faculty News: Please join the English Department in congratulating Kathleen Rooney for being named 2013 winner of the Eric Hoffer Award for Poetry for her novel-in-poems Robinson Alone (Gold Wake Press, 2012). A review in Booklist noted the following of Robinson Alone: “Rooney’s syncopated wordplay, supple musicality, and cinematic descriptions subtly embody… Robinson’s sardonic […]

A Creative Writing Competition, Two Job Openings, & More!

Don’t forget, the Career Panel for English Students: How to Become a Publisher, featuring Albert DeGenova, Wendy McClure, and Doug Seibold, is happening TONIGHT at 6 p.m. in Arts & Letters Hall! *** The Union League Civic & Arts Foundation’s (CAF) 2013 Creative Writing Competition is now accepting submissions. The competition is open to high school […]

Independent Publishers Gather for IBPA’s Publishing University: Guest Post by Alia Neaton

On April 27-28th, independent publishers, writers, and students gathered at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago for the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Publishing University 2013. Luckily for us, MAWP student Alia Neaton was in attendance all weekend, and has graciously taken the time to write up what she saw and what she learned about independent […]

Threshold’s Extended Deadline, Alumni News, and More

Threshold, DePaul’s annual literary arts journal, is extending their deadline for submissions through March 8th, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. Guidelines are the same as before and can be found on Threshold‘s tumblr account, as well as the previous Ex Libris call for submissions. This is your last chance to send your work in to DePaul’s […]

Two New Writing Contests

Just a reminder- as long as you’re getting your work ready to send out to these great new writing contests, don’t forget to submit it to Threshold as well. The deadline to submit to DePaul’s own literary arts magazine is this Friday, February 15th! *** Arcadia Magazine is currently accepting submissions for its inaugural short […]

Jen Percy and Alastair Bonnett on Campus

The DePaul Visiting Writers’ Series is excited to announce that nonfiction writer Jen Percy will be doing a reading at DePaul on February 20th at 6 p.m. in Richardson 115. Percy will be reading from her upcoming nonfiction novel Demon Camp, which begins with the story of a Special Ops soldier who believes his PTSD […]

Student News, Call for Papers, and Gulf Coast Writing Contest

Today in Student News, congratulations to MAWP student Raul Palma, who has won first place in the Mary Mackey Short Story contest for his story “Amaranthus.” As the first place winner of this competition, Raul has been invited to read his story in San Francisco in March and was awarded a $100 prize. As we […]

Two Friday Events and a Call for Submissions

This month, the DePaul English Department is holding a series of Student Information Sessions with the candidates for the Assistant Professor of Early Modern English Literature, a tenure-track position in The Department of English to begin in September, 2013. A total of three sessions will be held in ALH 210-11, one for each candidate. All […]

Student & Alumni News and More

DePaul English Graduate students had a very productive winter break– we received announcements from the following students about their recent awards and publications. Are you a student or graduate with news to share about an award, publication, job, or other accomplishment related to your degree? Email Maria at to be featured in Ex Libris’s […]

Dinner with Alumni, Sigma Tau Delta, & More

The Office of Alumni Relations would like to invite current students to an upcoming networking opportunity, Dinner on DePaul. Dinner on DePaul is a free dinner event in which DePaul invites 3 alumni in a specific professional field to have a roundtable Q&A with 15-20 students who are interested in that industry. The upcoming Dinner on DePaul will be Thursday, January […]