Writing News

A listing of campus and community events of interest to MTSU writers. 

  • Coffee House/Open Mic at the Honors College Student Commons (HONR 103), Wednesday, November 29, 4:15-5:15 pm. Open to all MTSU students, faculty, and staff. Please bring your writing for the open mic. Each reader will have four minutes to perform their creative work. You don't have to read to attend, however. As we approach the end of the semester, the Coffee House & Open Mic is an occastion for conversation, refreshments, and a celebration of the written word.
  • Poet's Corner featuring Allison Boyd at the Scarritt Benett Center, Fondren Hall, Nashville. Thursday, December 21, 7-8 pm. Free and open to the public.

To have your event added to this page, contact Dr. Claudia Barnett.



Calls for Student Writing.

MTSU Write is seeking submissions for the inaugural issue of our literary journal, Shift. We accept submissions of short fiction, poetry, short plays, and creative non-fiction. For a complete set of guidelines, visit our website. Deadline: February 1.

The Southern Literary Festival will be held at UT Martin in the Spring. MTSU will determine its submissions to SLF Creative Writing Contest based on internal competitions in multiple genres. Click here for guidelines. Deadline: December 1.

Remington Review, an online journal of literature and art, is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2018 issue. Remington Review is committed to publishing rising writers and artists, including undergraduate students. The deadline is November 27, and submissions guidelines can be found on their website.

MTSU Creates, an ongoing project of the Sandbox student organization, needs a few brave souls to be our first contributors. The website will feature projects by MTSU students, staff, faculty, and organizations, with a launch scheduled for the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester. Click here for submission info.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has posted a useful guide to undergraduate journals in art and literature.