Call for Poems and Nonfiction Writing (Journals, Essays, etc.) about “Migration”

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
University of Minnesota Duluth "Writing & Cultures" Class
contact email: 

Students in Writing Studies 4200, “Writing and Cultures,” at the University of Minnesota Duluth will edit a collection of creative writing (poems and nonfiction writing) about the broad theme of "Migration." As such, they solicit writings on this topic for inclusion in the collection.

Submissions could address the topic from many perspectives

  • Individual and family migration (expatriation, immigration, refugee, etc.) stories
  • Nonfiction accounts of life within immigrant communities
  • Historical accounts of migration (including mass migrations)
  • Animal migrations (e.g., bird, fish, insect, and mammal migrations like those described here:
  • Be creative.  Software migration?  Cell migration?  Livestock migration?  

Submissions should be less than 5,000 words (20 typed pages) for essays and journals; poetry submissions should include no more than five individual poems and no one poem should be more than five pages in length.

Submissions will be reviewed by students in the class and by faculty with related expertise.
Authors retain all copyright of their work; we seek only permission for first publication in the collection, which will live on the Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project and as a Amazon book (sold at-cost on Amazon).  Our last project can be found here:

Please submit your work to: by January 30, 2023 for earliest consideration.  A second deadline will follow on February 28th.

In the Subject line, please indicate “Submission for ‘Migrations.’”