Monday, September 3, 2018

Call for Submissions: Vanguard: Exercises for the Creative Writing Classroom

Vanguard: Exercises for the Creative Writing Classroom

Graduate students are often the vanguard of undergraduate education: designing diverse courses and implementing innovative assignments in their undergraduate writing workshops. This open-access anthology brings together some of the best examples of their inventive exercises in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, made easily accessible online for instructors to use in their own undergraduate creative writing courses.

Students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from (2017 or later) a creative writing graduate program (MA, MFA, or PhD) are encouraged to submit proposals for entries to this anthology. Initial proposals should include a brief paragraph describing the exercise which will be the focus of their submission, a short bio, and an example of the exercise brought to fruition (if they will be including this in their final submission). Final submissions will include an overview, step-by-step instructions, and a rationale for the exercise, as well as a short bio. If the writer has an example of the exercise brought to fruition from their own work, these are also welcome, provided the writer holds explicit ownership for the piece to be included in the anthology. We especially encourage submissions engaging various forms of knowledge and access, and submissions from writing instructors underrepresented in graduate programs.

Vanguard: Exercises for the Creative Writing Classroom will be published by RAIDER Publishing, a digital and open access initiative of Texas Tech University Libraries, and is expected by late 2019. Proposals should be emailed as a Word attachment to D. Gilson:

d.gilsonATttuDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . ) 

by October 5, 2018. 

Editorial decisions will be made quickly, and contributors accepted on the basis of their proposal will be expected to submit their full entry by December 1, 2018.

Edited by D. Gilson with Jasmine V. Bailey, Kate Osana Simonian, and Jess Smith

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