NCUR and SURC Conferences

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) and SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) are annual undergraduate research conferences for matriculated, enrolled students which offer a forum to present research projects and creative work to a national and state audience, respectively.

NCUR is held at various university locations throughout the United States during the spring semester-NCUR 2018 will be hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, April 4-7, 2018.

SURC, launched at The College at Brockport in 2015, and expanded in 2017 to include two regional conferences — SURC East and SURC West. This year, SURC East will be held at SUNY Oneonta on Friday, April 20 and SURC West will be at Monroe Community College on Saturday, April 21. The SURC Fellows Program and application process will open in December.

Apply for NCUR 2018 Fellow Program

NCUR Fellow Application

NCUR Commitment statement 

NCUR Fellow Program FAQ’s

For more information on the NCUR-SURC Fellows Programs, email Jules Oyer.

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Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric

YOUNG SCHOLARS IN WRITING

Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric publishes research and theoretical articles from undergraduates on writing, writers, rhetoric, discourse, language, and related topics.

“Young scholars” refers not to age but to experience with research in writing, rhetoric, and related topics. We invite all undergraduates to submit their research on these subjects!

 

 

Young Scholars in Writing will begin accepting submissions for Vol. 16 in January, 2018.

When we reopen for submissions, visit our Online Submissions page or see the About page.

We will be accepting submissions to our Articles section, our Spotlight on First-Year Writing section (for research by students in first-year college writing courses), and our Comments & Response section (for responses to articles published in previous issues of YSW).

Submissions for Volume 16 will be accepted from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2018.

Visit our Facebook page for updates and community.

Congratulations to the many young scholars who have published in the pages of our journal!


Young Scholars is generously hosted and supported by Montana State University and edited by Dr. Doug Downs. Please address all inquiries to Dr. Downs at YoungScholars.Editor@gmail.com.

Zoe Snider

Young Scholars in Writing

Young Scholars in Writing is pleased to announce that Dr. Doug Downs at Montana State University will be taking the reins as editor of the journal beginning with volume 13. The author (with Elizabeth Wardle) of the influential Writing about Writing textbook as well as countless essays and book chapters, Dr. Downs will bring his keen intellect, boundless energy, and astute eye for ground-breaking ideas to the work of editing YSW. Dr. Downs has been a member of YSW’s editorial board since 2008, and he helped launch the journal’s “Spotlight on First-Year Writing.” The editorial board is feels fortunate indeed to have such an outstanding scholar, teacher, and colleague serving as YSW’s leader.

All editorial queries and submissions for volume 13 can be directed to Dr. Downs atyoungscholars.editor@gmail.com.

Young Scholars in Writing new website can be found at Montana State University.

http://arc.lib.montana.edu/ojs/index.php/Young-Scholars-In-Writing/index

Boston Review Aura EStrada Short Story Contest

Ends in 5 days, 9 hours

$20.00 USD

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Judge: Viet Thanh Nguyen
Prize: $1,500

Aura Estrada (1977–2007) was a promising young Mexican writer and student, and the wife of Francisco Goldman. This prize is meant to honor her memory by supporting other burgeoning writers. Aura’s writing, and more about her life, can be found here.

Complete guidelines:
The winning author will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published online on Boston Review’s Web site. Runners up may also be published. Stories should not exceed 5,000 words and must be previously unpublished. Mailed manuscripts should be double-spaced and submitted with a cover note listing the author’s name, address, and phone number. No cover note is necessary for online submission. Names should not appear on the stories themselves. Any author writing in English is eligible, unless he or she is a current student, former student, relative, or close friend of the judge. Simultaneous submissions are not permitted; if you submit your story to another publication, you must withdraw it from our submissions manager or inform us by email. Submissions will not be returned, and submissions may not be modified after entry. A non-refundable $20 entry fee, payable to Boston Review in the form of a check or money order or by credit card, must accompany each story entered. All submitters receive a complimentary copy of our special literary edition on global dystopias edited by Junot Díaz. Submissions must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2017. The winner will be notified in the spring of 2018 and publicly announced by July on the Boston Review Web site.

Online submissions are strongly preferred; however, they can also be mailed to:

Short Story Contest, Boston Review
PO Box 425786
Cambridge, MA 02142

Read winning stories from past years:
Mikayla Ávila Vilá’s Trumpeteers (2016)
Barbara Hamby’s Dole Girl (2015)
Leslee Becker’s Severance (2014)
Kerry-Lee Powell’s There Are Two Pools You May Drink From (2013)
Alexandra Thom’s The Piano (2012)
Kalpana Narayanan’s Aviator on the Prowl (2011)
Adam Sturtevant’s How Do I explain? (2010)
Jessica Treglia’s Canceled (2009)
Patricia Engel’s Desaliento (2008)
Padma Viswanathan’s Transitory Cities (2007)
Tiphanie Yanique’s How to Escape from a Leper Colony (2006)
Lisa Chipongian’s Intramuros (2005)
D.S. Sulaitis’s If It’s Anywhere, It’s Behind Us (2004)
Gale Renee Walden’s Men I Don’t Talk to Anymore (2003)
Manini Nayar’s Home Fires (2002)
Kate Small’s One Night a Year (2001)
Girija Tropp’s The Pretty Ones Have Their Uses (2001)
Pauls Toutonghi’s Regeneration (2000)
Jacob M. Appel’s Shell Game with Organs (1999)
Kris Saknussemm’s Unpracticed Fingers Bungle Sadly Over Tiny Feathered Bodies (1998)
Kiki Delancey’s Jules Jr Michael Jules Jr (1997)
Mary Ann Jannazo’s No Runs, No Hits, No One Left on Base (1996)
Tom Paine’s The Milkman & I (1995)
Michael Dorris’s Layaway (1994)

Gandy Dancer Welcomes Student Work!

https://www.gandydancer.org/submission-guidelines/

Guidelines & Submit

Gandy Dancer publishes writing and visual art by current students of the State University of New York (SUNY) campuses only. We also feature the work of one SUNY alumnus in each edition as our “Post Script.” We only consider previously unpublished work. If selected, Gandy Dancer retains first publication rights. After publication, rights revert back to you and we ask that you credit us with the first publication thereafter. Simultaneous submissions are permitted—if your piece is accepted elsewhere, inform us immediately through Submittable by withdrawing your work or, in the case of poetry and visual art, adding a note to your submission detailing which specific pieces we should no longer keep under consideration. Once an author agreement is signed, work can no longer be withdrawn.

Deadlines: Gandy Dancer uses rolling submission windows. To be considered for fall issues, works must be received by October 8. To be considered for the spring, they must be received by March 1. Any works submitted after these deadlines will be considered for the following issue.

We will accept one submission per genre from an author at a time, but feel free to submit to as many different genres as you like. Text submissions must be formatted as .doc, .docx, or .pdf. Please only use .txt or .rtf if absolutely necessary.

Fiction: We accept submissions up to 25 pages.  Stories must be double-spaced in Times New Roman or a similar font. We are unlikely to accept genre or fan fiction, though stranger things have happened…

Creative Nonfiction: We accept submissions up to 25 pages.  CNF; must be double-spaced in Times New Roman or a similar font. All CNF submissions will be considered for the Parry Family Nonfiction Prize: an award of $100, along with publication in the journal, for the best essay published in Gandy Dancer this academic year.

Poetry: We accept submissions of three to five poems. Poems must be submitted as a single document in Garamond or a similar font. Please do not submit poems separately. Format as you would like to see in print.

Visual Art: We accept up to five submissions of art in the most popular file formats, such as .jpg, .tiff, .png, and .pdf. Quality photos of three-dimensional art are welcomed too. Submitted images should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and be at least 5 inches wide. Make sure all your works are titled!

The Norton Writer’s Prize

Hello,
This is a great opportunity for students. There is more info available at:
http://books.wwnorton.com/books/norton-writers-prize/

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Norton Writer’s Prize will be awarded annually for an outstanding essay written by an undergraduate. Literacy narratives, literary and other textual analyses, reports, profiles, evaluations, arguments, memoirs, proposals, mixed-genre pieces, and more: any excellent writing done for an undergraduate writing class will be considered.

The winner will receive a cash award of $1,500. Two runners-up will each receive a cash award of $1,000.

The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2017.

Competition for the Norton Writer’s Prize is open to undergraduates enrolled during the 2016-2017 academic year in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university. Employees of Norton and their children are not eligible, nor are children of Norton authors. Please refer to the official contest rules at the bottom of this page for further eligibility requirements.

Each entry must be accompanied by a cover letter on departmental stationery from a nominating instructor. Electronic submissions must include an attached scanned cover letter of departmental stationary. Each instructor may nominate only one student essay. The nominating instructor must provide a one-paragraph summary of the essay’s merits and should type out his or her name, address, phone number, email address, and title. Please refer to the official contest rules at the bottom of this page for more details.

Submissions may be made electronically or by mail. Each student may submit only one essay.

Printed & Mailed Student Essays: must be printed out single-sided and double-spaced with all pages numbered. Entries should be between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length. The student’s name should appear on a separate piece of paper and should not appear on any headers or footers. Students must provide a cover sheet with their name, permanent address (where they can be reached during summer months), permanent phone number and email address, projected year of graduation, and title of the paper. Please refer to the official contest rules at the bottom of this page for more details.

Entries must be postmarked no later than June 15, 2017, and sent to:

The Norton Writer’s Prize
Attn: Marilyn Moller
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
500 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10110

Multimedia, Electronic Submissions: must be between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length. Students must provide their name, with permanent address (where they can be reached during summer months), phone number and email address, projected year of graduation, and title of the paper in a separate email accompanying the document. Please refer to the official contest rules at the bottom of this page for more details.

Electronic entries must be sent no later than June 15, 2017, with the subject line: Writer’s Prize Nomination and emailed to: NortonWritersPrize@wwnorton.com

Winners will be notified by March 1, 2018.

Norton reserves the right to publish submitted essays, but all students will own the copyright to their work.

I write to imagine things differently—
and in imagining things differently
perhaps the world will change.
—Terry Tempest Williams

JoNelle Toriseva
Assistant Professor of English
Director of English, Communications & Media Arts
SUNY-GCC
B255, Humanities
One College Road
Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: (585) 343-0055 ext. 6627
Email: jrtoriseva@genesee.edu