Thursday, May 13, 2010

Scholarship Competition: DePaul Univ. Summer Writing Conference

Scholarship Competition:
DePaul University Summer Writing Conference
July 16-18, 2010
Chicago, Loop Campus

Submit 3 poems, 1 creative nonfiction piece (10 pages or less), or 1 short story (10 pages or less) for the chance to win a scholarship to DePaul’s Summer Writing Conference, July 16-18, and the opportunity to read your work at the conference. No entry fee. A winner from each of the three genres will be chosen.

Please email submissions to Chris Green:
cgreen1(at) (replace (at) with @)

by June 4. Everyone who submits work will be notified by email of contest results in early June.

See our website for the conference schedule. Highlights include:

Keynote Speaker, Michele Rubin, a literary agent with one of the leading agencies in the world, Writers House in New York City, and who represents the literary estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., will be speaking about “Publishing’s Future in the Digital Age.”

Craft Classes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, and writing for children and teens taught by some of the leading writers in the country.

Panels on such topics as How to Promote Yourself as a Writer, What Publishers Want, Creative Grant-Writing for Creative Writers, Why an MA, MFA, or PhD?, and How to Start Your Own Small Press.

Readings: The first two nights of the conference include food, drinks, participant open mikes, contest winner readings, and faculty readings.

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