National Graduate Creative Writing Conference - Georgia - March 27th -29th 2014

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The National Graduate Creative Writing Conference is now accepting paper and panel proposals for their March 2014 conference. The three day event will showcase readings, craft discussions, and pedagogy practices, as well as offer university students the opportunity to make connections with other talented students at social events throughout the weekend. 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 academic proposals may include, but are not limited to, creative writing pedagogy, presentations on creative process for any genre, theory regarding creative work, the climate of the editing and publishing industry, or the image of the writer in pop culture and media. Individual presentations and readings should last 20 minutes. Featured reader to be announced in the near future.

Conference Dates: Thursday, March 27th through Saturday, March 29th.
Location: University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA.
Submission Deadline: Friday, January 17th.
(Notification of submissions will be no later than January 31st. Registration fee of $45 due upon acceptance, no later than February 21st).

Submission Guidelines
All presenters must be currently enrolled in a graduate program.

Creative Submissions
If submitting fiction, creative non-fiction, or drama, please provide a five page excerpt of your work and its current title. Submit entire excerpt in one document.
If submitting poetry, please include two to three examples of your poetry and their working titles. Submit all poems in one document.

Academic Submissions
Please submit an abstract with a maximum of 250 words and a presentation title. Refer to the list above for potential submission topics, though we will accept any presentations related to the creative writing field.

How to Submit
Please submit abstracts and creative submissions to no later than January 17th. All submissions should be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. The name of your document should be your first and last name. Only e-mailed submissions will be considered.

Please include the following:
• A cover letter containing: author's name, current institution, genre of proposal (academic or creative), and contact information (e-mail, phone number, and mailing address). Please include a two to three sentence bio.
• An abstract for academic presentations and an example of your creative work for readings. Academic abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Creative prose submissions should include a five page excerpt. Drama submissions should not exceed twelve pages. Poetry submissions should include two to three poems. Please include first and last name and page numbers on all material.

• If submitting a full panel, which must include three to four presenters, please provide: a short paragraph 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 in one, single e-mail.

Please note: A conference fee of $45 will be required upon acceptance of your submission, no later than February 21st. E-mail any questions to