Red Cedar, University of Wisconsin - Barron County's annual journal of the arts and literature, is now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and other creative writing from all residents of Wisconsin and bordering states for publication in our Spring 2016 edition. Submissions can be sent by email to email@example.com.
Send up to 5 poems, or 1-3 short prose pieces of up to 1,500 words each. Mixed submissions of both poetry and prose are also acceptable. Please include all contact information including the name of your college (if applicable), a postal address, and a very brief bio note.
Please share this message with students, colleagues, and other writers. Our deadline for submissions is Friday, February 26, 2016.
Co-Publishing Policy: Red Cedar editors will consider publishing pieces by Wisconsin and bordering state residents that have been accepted or recently published by other publications edited and produced by undergraduates at any Wisconsin college or university.
In telling the story of his own accidental “coming of age,” English professor Bradley Butterfield’s fictitious narrator “Bradley Butterfield” tells the stories of a whole cast of lovable, if fallible, characters from his childhood and of the Denver he grew up in from the dawn of disco to the Reagan era. Idiot Boys is a relentlessly funny, heartbreakingly sad, and ultimately philosophical look at the particular idiocy of boys and the universal stupidity of man. Each chapter, or “Exhibit,” represents a rough archetype of idiot boy behavior and a stage in young Butterfield’s quixotic quest to figure himself out and become the hero of his own movie.Butterfield’s narration meanders between every phase of his youth, from pre-school to his first semester in college, but there turns out to be a method in this seeming madness as it builds to a gut-wrenching climax involving repressed memories surrounding his mother’s death and the inevitable dissolution of those childhood friendships he thought would last forever.
Mary Baldwin College's online literary magazine is currently accepting submissions for our first annual publication of the year. 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. As professors and department heads, we would greatly appreciate it if you let your undergraduates know about this opportunity to submit their work for publication.
Steam Ticket Release Party, Thursday, May 7, 4-5 p.m., Eagle's Nest. The student readers and editors enrolled in English 320 have assembled an excellent edition (Volume 18!) of Steam Ticket Literary Journal, having selected the best stories and poems from hundreds of international submissions. To see this year's masthead, visit the Steam Ticket website. Come enjoy free appetizers--get a copy of the mag--hang out, celebrate the production of a great issue and celebrate the end of the semester.
As part of the English Department's 2014-2015 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series English Department faculty member Matt Cashion will present a sneak preview of his short story collection, Last Words of the Holy Ghost, which won the 2015 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, judged by Lee K. Abbott, and will be published this November by the University of North Texas Press. This colloquium will provide an advance glimpse of the twelve diverse stories that make up the collection, as well as a brief discussion of the stories behind the stories—what inspired them, how they evolved through the process of revision, and how they came together to form a book that found itself (somewhat surprisingly, according to the author) the recipient of a national prize. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3rd in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-785-8295.
Red Cedar, University of Wisconsin - Barron County's annual journal of the arts and literature, is now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and other creative writing for our Spring, 2015, edition, by email to email@example.com. Our deadline has been extended to FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015.
Submissions are welcome from anyone. All submissions from undergraduates currently enrolled in Wisconsin colleges will be considered for two $75 editor’s choice awards, one for poetry and one for prose.
(Awards not open to current or recent Red Cedar staff members.)
Send up to five poems, or 1-3 short prose pieces of up to about 1500 words each. Mixed submissions of both poetry and prose are also acceptable. Please include all contact information, including a postal address, and a very brief bio note, and if you are an undergraduate currently enrolled in a Wisconsin college, please let us know so you can be considered for an editor’s choice award.
To encourage Wisconsin undergraduate authors in seeking wide recognition for high-quality writing, the editors and staff of Red Cedar will consider publishing pieces by Wisconsin undergraduate students that have been accepted or recently published by other publications edited and produced by undergraduates at any Wisconsin college or university.
Sade’s Sensibilities tells a new story of one of the most enduring and controversial figures in European literature. Blending ideas about subjectivity, identity and natural philosophy with politics and pornography, D.A.F. de Sade has fascinated writers and readers for two hundred years, and his materialist account of the human condition has been widely influential in post-structuralism, nihilism, and feminism. This new collection of essays, co-edited by Dr. Kate Parker, considers Sade’s Enlightenment legacy, both within and beyond the narratives of radicalism and aberration that have historically marked the study of his oeuvre. From different points of view, these essays argue that Sade engaged with and influenced traditional Enlightenment paradigms—particularly those related to sensibility, subjectivity, and philosophy—as much as he resisted them. They thus recover a Sade more relevant, even foundational to our twenty-first century understanding of modernity, selfhood, and community. In Sade’s Sensibilities Sade is no longer a solitary, peripheral radical, but an Enlightenment philosopher in his own right.