The MFA in Writing Program at Lindenwood University presents literary readings by soon-to-be graduates and alumni in the theater of Lindenwood's new LARC building (room 343) on December 15 at 7pm. Come listen to wonderful stories and poems and enjoy delicious refreshments as we enter the holiday season.
Hosted by Gillian Parrish
Readers: Kristen Atkinson, Aslan Demir,
Chris Duggan, Susan Edele, David Gilmore,
Tiffany Grantham, Erica Jackson, and Billy Thrasher
A teaching philosophy is a self-reflective statement of your beliefs about teachingand learning. It should also discuss how you put your beliefs into practice by including concrete examples of what you do or anticipate doing in the classroom.
For current LU MFA students: The online class Fundamentals of Writing for the MFA, offered every quarter, is designed to help students prepare to teach freshman-level composition and related introductory writing classes at the college level, with weekly notes for current/future teachers including sample assignments and class exercises.
Each year, The Lindenwood
Review offers an open contest with no entry fee. In past issues, we
have offered contests for lyric essays, flash fiction, and prose poetry. For
issue 8, we are happy to announce our Chapter One Contest, for first
chapters of unpublished novels. The winner will receive $50, publication in
issue 8 of The Lindenwood Review, and three contributor copies. Submissions
will be accepted via Submittable
from July 1 through November 1, 2017. Please read our full guidelines before
Guidelines for the TLR8 Chapter One Contest:
No entry fee. Winner receives $50, publication in issue
8 of The Lindenwood Review, and three contributor copies. Honorable
mentions receive publication in issue 8 of The Lindenwood Review and three
First chapters of unpublished novels may be submitted
via Submittable from
July 1 through November 1. Submitted chapters must be the author’s
original work and cannot be previously published in print or online.
Any genre may be submitted, but please note that we are
looking for literary techniques such as effective use of language and
fully developed characters within all genres.
Maximum submission length is 25 pages. Double-space and
use a standard font size and style.
Only one novel chapter may be submitted per writer. (Those
who submit a novel chapter to our contest may also submit a story, essay,
or poems to issue 8 through a separate Submittable entry.)
Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but we ask that
you withdraw your submission immediately from Submittable if the chapter
is accepted for publication elsewhere or if the full novel is accepted for
publication and will appear in print or online before May 2018.
In your Submittable entry, list your name exactly as
you would like it to appear in The Lindenwood Review if accepted for
publication. Include a brief third-person bio, your email, and your
All decisions will be made by February 1, 2018. Check
Submittable for submission status.
Issue 8 will be published in spring 2018.
Current students and faculty of Lindenwood University
are not eligible to submit their work. (Alumni may submit.)
The Board of Lindenwood University restricts some
language and explicit content in university publications. When necessary,
the editor will work with contributors on minor revisions to meet
Do not submit work that has been previously published
elsewhere, whether online or in print.
Submissions will not be considered for publication if
they are sent via email or mail, if they are received before or after the
submission period, or if they do not follow the posted guidelines.
5/15/17: Summer Registration Info Email sent to Lionmail
5/22/17: Summer Registration begins at 7am Central Time; individual program overview emails will be sent via Lionmail to all students by this date
5/25/17 at 3pm: Deadline to drop SP17 classes; requests must be emailed to Beth by 3pm on 5/25 in order for paperwork to be processed by the withdrawal deadline of 5/26.
5/29/17: Memorial Day--university holiday
5/30/17:Degree applications due in student portal for students who will complete their degree in December (at the end of fall quarter)
6/23/17: Spring Quarter ends; complete course evaluations in the student portal
6/26/17: Final grades should be viewable in each class’s Canvas gradebook by 5pm Central Time; most Summer online classes will be available in Canvas for student review purposes
6/29/17: Final grades can be viewed in the student portal 7/3/17: Open enrollment ends for self-registration; any summer schedule changes as of this date must be made by emailing Beth
7/4/17: Independence Day--university holiday
7/6/17: New faculty member and additional MFA advisor Gillian Parrish joins our program; updated advising information will be sent to all MFA students via Lionmail in July
7/8/17:Make any withdrawal/drop/add class requests by this date if possible (email Beth) so that the change can be automatically made by Beth online; paperwork must be completed after this date, which will cause a delay in processing
7/11/17: Summer On-Campus cluster begins (a week later than usual due to 7/4 holiday)
8/7/17: Fall registration info email sent to Lionmail
8/14/17: Fall registration opens at 7am Central Time
8/24/17: Last day to drop summer classes (email Beth by 3pm to drop before deadline)
9/4/17: Labor Day--university holiday
9/18/17: Most Fall online classes will be available in Canvas for student review purposes
9/22/17: Summer quarter ends; complete course evaluations in student portal
9/25/17: Summer final grades should be viewable in each class’s Canvas gradebook by 5pm Central Time; open enrollment ends for self-registration--any fall schedule changes as of this date must be made by emailing Beth