EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Writing by Degrees 2012: Creative Writing Graduate Conference

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Writing by Degrees

Call for Panels and Papers

Writing by Degrees 2012
October 19-20th, 2012
Binghamton, New York
The Bundy Museum

Keynote Speakers
Marie Howe
Christine Sneed

Writing by Degrees, the nation's oldest graduate-run creative writing conference, is now accepting paper and panel proposals for its 2012 event—a two-day celebration of writing, pedagogy, and community building at Binghamton's historic Bundy Museum.

We invite exciting and high quality submissions by graduate students for creative readings and academic panels. Poets, prose writers, essayists, and critics from all theoretic and aesthetic backgrounds are welcome. Possible academic topics include creative writing pedagogy, craft across the genres, critical theory and creative work, the role of writing in the political world, and the creative writing job market.

All panels will be 90 minutes in length, with individual presentations and readings not to exceed 20 minutes.

(Notification of Acceptance by September 23, 2012)

Submission Guidelines: Please send the following as an attachment in .doc or .docx format to writingbydegrees2012@gmail.com

I) A cover letter containing the following information: author's name, institutional affiliation, contact information (email, phone number, mailing address), and the genre of the proposal, e.g. academic or creative. Creative proposals should also include a short bio.

II) An abstract for academic proposals or a creative excerpt for readings. Academic abstracts should not exceed 350 words; creative nonfiction and fiction submissions should include a 2-4 page excerpt; poetry submissions should include 3-5 poems, not to exceed 5 pages. Please include first and last name and page numbers on all material.

If Submitting a Panel Topic, please provide the three linked abstracts/excerpts with a short paragraph explaining the overarching theme. Panel submissions may cross genres.

All questions concerning the conference should be sent to writingbydegrees2012@gmail.com

For more information: visit http://writingbydegrees.binghamton.edu