National Graduate Creative Writing Conference CFP

National Graduate Creative Writing Conference – Georgia – March 27 & 28, 2015
The National Graduate Creative Writing Conference is now accepting essay and panel proposals for their upcoming conference in March 2015. The weekend-long event will contain readings from both featured authors as well as panelists, discussions of craft, and practices in pedagogy. Students involved will also have the opportunity to network and build connections with their fellow panelists at the variety of activities offered over the two days. Possible ridesharing opportunities and local accommodation information can be found on our message board located on the NGCWC website at
            We accept original stimulating submissions from currently enrolled graduate students across the country. Creative readings and academic discourse within any creative genre are welcome.
Potential proposals may include, but are not limited to: creative writing aesthetics, presentations of the creative process for any genre, or any subject that concerns the function of the writer/writing in the popular sphere. Individual presentations and readings should be able to last 20 minutes. Featured readers to be announced shortly.
            Conference Dates: Friday, March 27 and Saturday March 28.
            Location: University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA.
            Submission Deadline: Monday, January 5, 2015.
            (Notification of submissions will be no later than January 31. A registration fee of $50 due is upon acceptance, no later than February 21.)
Submission Guidelines:
All presenters must be currently enrolled in a graduate program.
·      Creative Submissions
o   If submitting fiction, creative nonfiction, or any dramatic works, please provide a five page excerpt of your work, and include its current title. Submit entire excerpt in one document.
o   If submitting poetry, please include two to three examples of your poetry and their working titles. Submit all poems in one document.
·      Academic Submissions
o   Please submit an abstract (250 words maximum) and a presentation title. Refer to the list above for potential submission titles. We are open to any presentations related to the creative writing field.
·      How to Submit
o   Please submit abstracts and creative excerpts to ngcwconferenceATgmailDOTcom no later than January 5, 2015. All submissions should be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. The name of your document should include your first and last name. Only emailed submissions will be considered.
·      Please include the following with your submissions
o   A cover letter containing: author’s name, current university or program, genre of proposal (academic or creative), and contact information (email address, phone number, and mailing address), as well as a short two to three sentence biography.
o   Please include first and last name and page numbers on all materials.
o   If submitting a full panel, which must include three to four presenters, please provide a short paragraph (250-300 words) explaining the theme of the panel, a single document with the biographical and contact information for all of the presenters, and the abstracts/excerpts individually labeled by author’s name. All full panel submissions should arrive to ngcwconferenceATgmailDOTcom in a single email.
Please note: A conference fee of $50 will be required upon acceptance of your submission, no later than February 21st. Email any questions to ngcwconferenceATgmailDOTcom.

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