12th Annual Writing by Degrees Graduate Conference

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Writing by Degrees / Binghamton University
    Writing By Degrees

is seeking creative and academic submissions demonstrating or contemplating the craft of writing.

Conference Dates: September 24¬–26, 2009.
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2009.

Guidelines: All applicants must be currently enrolled as graduate students in order to be eligible. Submissions may fall into one of the categories below:

    Creative Submissions

Creative prose, fiction, or creative non-fiction should be of a length to be read within a 20-minute period (roughly 10–12 pages). Please submit the entire piece to be read.

Poetry submissions should be 10 pages.

Note: Authors of creative submissions accepted by Writing By Degrees will be invited to submit the works to a special winter edition of the journal Harpur Palate, although acceptance for publication is not guaranteed.

    Academic Submissions

Please submit a 1–2pp abstract.

Possible Academic Submission Topics:

• the craft and/or practice of writing
• creative writing pedagogy
• creative writing versus composition
• the avant-garde in poetry or fiction
• hybrid genres

How to Submit:

Please submit abstracts and creative submissions via email to writingbydegrees2009@gmail.com

Hardcopy submissions may be sent to:

Writing By Degrees
Department of English

Binghamton University

PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Please Note:
Upon acceptance of your submission, there will be a $50.00 conference fee.

Questions or comments?

Email us at writingbydegrees2009@gmail.com
or visit the conference website WritingByDegrees.binghamton.edu