Undergraduate students who are interested in submitting their writing for publication or for presenting at a conference can find information here on Calls for Papers that have been sent to the Department of English. Questions regarding calls for submissions should be addressed to the publication or to Bryn Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Calls for Papers
MR. MA’AM, a queer literature and art journal published out of Emory University in Atlanta. is seeking literary and artists work that reflects and explores queer themes and experiences. While writers need not be LGBTQ+, submitted work should be intrinsically linked to queerness and sexuality.
Beyond this, there are no formal/genre guidelines. The editors only ask that the pieces be daring, innovative, and relevant in contemporary society.
Accepted genres include short fiction, creative nonfiction, dramatic literature, poetry, and visual art.
Submitters must be enrolled or affiliated with a university or college. Pieces previously published cannot be considered. Submitting is free.
Simultaneous submissions will be accepted on the basis that the submitters will notify MR. MA’AM in the event of the piece’s publication in another magazine. The piece will then be removed from the selection process.
Please attach literary submissions as a word document (.doc, .docx, or .rtf). Please attach all visual art submissions as a .jpeg or .png. Do not include your name on the piece. Please title your submission.
- Fiction and creative nonfiction submissions will not exceed 7,500 words per piece. Dramatic pieces of up to 20 pages will be accepted. Up to two pieces of fiction, creative nonfiction, or drama may be submitted.
- Up to 5 pieces of poetry may be submitted by a writer, with a 15 page, single-spaced length limit.
- Up to 10 pieces of visual art/photography will be accepted per artist.
Submissions and any questions can be sent to: email@example.com
Submission deadline: Feb. 16, 2018
Process: Journal of Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Scholarship is currently accepting submissions for Vol. 2 Issue 2: On Borders. Definitions for and characterizations of “borders” or “boundaries” are quite dynamic and can be explored from a variety of perspectives, including, for example, how boundaries and borders manifest as a result of various linguistic, sexual, racial, gendered, and classed experiences. It is a particularly useful construct for thinking through and discussing our current historical moment.
In the past year alone, not only have ideological differences contributed to intensified divisions around the world, but political rhetoric has also repeatedly and explicitly invoked the need for stronger and more secure borders. The language of borders — from travel bans to tightened immigration and refugee policies around the world — has, in many respects, come to define our global, political and cultural existence. The journal's intention is to create space for crucial conversations on borders that transverse national and disciplinary lines.
Any essay, creative piece, or multimodal project on borders will be considered, but authors are invited to consider the following topics as a starting point:
- Borders and security (e.g. impact of border walls, travel bans, immigration, refugees, etc.)
- Residential segregation policies in the U.S.
- Sexual harassment as a violation of borders/boundaries
- The body as a border both metaphorically and literally
- The connections between nationalist rhetoric and the need to strengthen borders
- How cultural products reflect/take up/respond to the idea of borders/boundaries
Questions can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission deadline: Feb. 26, 2018
The UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Research Symposium Committee is currently accepting proposals for its seventh annual conference.
The conference is on April 7, 2018 on the UC Berkeley campus and will serve as a forum for undergraduate students of comparative literature and related fields to present and discuss their own research and thinking among peers, graduate students, professors, and the Berkeley community. In this way, the symposium presents a unique opportunity for undergraduates to engage in the academic world.
In order to be considered, applicants must submit an abstract (200-500 words) detailing their research and either a sample or excerpt of said research.
Submission deadline: March 7, 2018 by 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.