Writing News

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


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

Calls for Student Writing.

Outrageous Fortune, the country’s first nationwide online literary magazine for and by undergraduates, is currently accepting submissions for our fall issue. We accept all areas of work, including digital files such as video-recorded spoken word. Each semester we look for fiction, non-fiction, drama, art, photography, and poetry. While we operate on a rolling submissions basis, we’re accepting submissions under consideration for our Fall 2018 issue until November 25th. Visit our website for more info.

The Southern Literary Festival 2019 Undergraduate Creative Writing Contest is open! MTSU is allowed to submit two entries in each of five categories: poetry, short story, one act play, formal essay, or creative non-fiction. Any undergraduate enrolled during AY 2018-19 (even if they graduate in December) is eligible to enter. Students whose work is selected to represent MTSU will be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend the SLF conference in Memphis next April (at Christian Brothers University). This is an all-undergraduate creative writing Festival featuring top southern writers in all genres offering classes, readings, and inspiration. Winners in each category receive an award, publication in the SLF anthology, and a chance to read their winning text at the Festival. Click here to download the entry form, and contact Dr. Jennifer Kates with any quesitons. Deadline December 3.

Asterism, the undergraduate literary journal of The Ohio State University at Lima, is open to poetry, prose poetry, and spoken word poetry submissions. Deadline April 8, 2019.

"Do you want to write about Movies, TV, Anime, Arts, Comics, Games, Literature or other art forms? Do you want to get your foot in the door and enter the big-wide world of the online media and have your work read and shared by millions of readers? We invite you to The Artifice, an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms." Visit our website for more info. 

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