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Writing Opportunities For College Students


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Writing Opportunities For College Students

  1. 1. Writing Opportunities for College Students Alyssa Evans ENG 401 Oral Presentation
  2. 2. Opportunities in College? <ul><li>There are several contests, websites, and places where a writer can submit their pieces. </li></ul><ul><li>With college comes the opportunities to write for literary magazines, literary publications, and online journals. </li></ul><ul><li>There are various writing contests that are hosted by the English department or specific organizations on campus. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether in college or not, various websites are also devoted to sharing the written word with its readers </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Zephyrus <ul><li>The Zephyrus is a student literary publication of WKU. </li></ul><ul><li>The publication accepts poems, essays, and short stories. </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out a cover sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Type and double-space all entries </li></ul><ul><li>Limit the submission to 4 poems, 2 essays, and 2 short stories </li></ul><ul><li>Observe the deadline. It varies but tends to be sometime around the middle of February. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Thoreau’s Rooster <ul><li>Thoreau’s Rooster is a Journal of Undergraduate Creative Nonfiction. </li></ul><ul><li>The site explains that the journal is dedicated to writers who are able to blend fictional elements with real life experiences and are willing to aim for wider audiences with their pieces. </li></ul><ul><li>The selections are reviewed by students at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. </li></ul><ul><li>Submission Format : Email to [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Email with the attached document and include name, class, college affiliation and writing teacher. Include a short bio about yourself. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Allegheny Review <ul><li>The Allegheny Review is a national journal of undergraduate literature. </li></ul><ul><li>It accepts poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction – Double-spaced, (20 page limit) </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry – Up to 5 poems </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Nonfiction – Double-spaced (20 page limit) </li></ul><ul><li>Send all submissions to: </li></ul><ul><li>The Allegheny Review Allegheny College Box 32 520 North Main Street Meadville, PA 16335 </li></ul><ul><li>Include a self-addressed stamped envelope with the submission for a response. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Susquehanna Review <ul><li>A national, student-run literary magazine. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction and Poetry. </li></ul><ul><li>Works must be unpublished. </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction and Nonfiction – Keep under 25 pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry – 3-5 poems. </li></ul><ul><li>Include a cover letter and submit all submissions to [email_address] . Accepts .doc, .docx, and .rtf formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Include your full name and email address. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Writing Contests <ul><li>Room Magazine’s Annual fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction Contest </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: June 15, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Life Begins Contest </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: May 31, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Should be Nonfiction and focus on testimonies of faith and inspiration. </li></ul><ul><li>Prescott Writer’s Contest </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: May 29, 2010, with an entry fee of $10 </li></ul><ul><li>Three copies of the manuscript should be submitted, fiction and nonfiction entries should be double-spaced. </li></ul><ul><li>Human Interest Project Contest </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: May 31, 2010, entry fee of $25 </li></ul><ul><li>Topic: Describing an obstacle or challenge that you have successfully overcome. </li></ul><ul><li>The Malahat Review Creative Nonfiction Contest </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: August 1, 2010, $40 entry free </li></ul><ul><li>Entry must be between 2,000 and 3,000 words </li></ul>
  8. 8. Websites to Post Your Content <ul><li>There are several websites out there that allow you to post your pieces. While these will not be reviewed and may not seem as prestigious as being accepted into the former literary journals and contests, the freedom of submitting your name out there and possibly gaining a few followers is priceless. </li></ul><ul><li>Example Sites: </li></ul><ul><li>Associated Content – Focuses on articles but accepts short stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Will pay you on the number of page views you receive every month. </li></ul><ul><li>Triond – The same as Associated Content, can be paid by the number of page views you receive. </li></ul><ul><li>Helium – Another great place to post written works. This site focuses on writing in general and the site includes contests and ways to earn revenue from your pieces. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs such as Blogger , Livejournal , Wordpress . These are just areas on the web where you can write about anything and everything. </li></ul>
  9. 9. In Conclusion, <ul><li>There are many ways for writers to get their name out. </li></ul><ul><li>There are several literary journals that accept undergraduate works and many more writing contests that help inspire students to write and see if they have a chance at publication. </li></ul><ul><li>Even the internet contains sites where writers are free to express themselves and share their stories with anyone there to listen. </li></ul>