Monday, November 5, 2012

LU MFA Quarterly Update--Fall 2012

In this Update:
  • Fall MFA Reading: Thurs. 11/8, 7:30pm, Cultural Center auditorium
  • Alumni Workshop: Sat. 2/16, 10am, Cultural Center conference room—please reserve a spot
  • Winter Registration info
  • LU MFA Blog & Facebook Page
  • TLR3 photos
  • Student/Alumni News
  • Publishing Opportunities

LU MFA Quarterly Update—Fall 2012

FALL MFA READING
We hope to see you all at our Fall MFA Reading this Thursday, November 3, at 7:30pm in the Cultural Center auditorium. Details HERE

ALUMNI WORKSHOP
Our first alumni workshop will be held on Saturday, February 16, at 10am in the Cultural center conference room. Please email Beth as soon as possible to reserve a spot in the workshop. Please read the full event details HERE.

WINTER REGISTRATION
Registration for Winter Quarter 2013 begins on November 12. Please email Beth to set an appointment, if you have not already done so. Beth’s appointment schedule can be viewed HERE. The Winter Class Schedule and Textbooks can be viewed HERE. The first assignments for winter clusters and online classes can be viewed HERE. Clarification on the Colloquium requirement and 13th Class requirement (for in-class clusters) is available HERE.

LU MFA BLOG & FACEBOOK PAGE—ALUMNI & CURRENT STUDENTS
To stay updated on program events and information, you can follow our blog by clicking the Join This Site button at the bottom of the right column of our blog. The right column of our blog has been updated with a link to FAQs, more MFA Quick Links (Thesis Guidelines, MFA Faculty, etc.), Lindenwood Quick Links (portal, Lionmail, speaker series, etc.), Current Quarter quick links (class list, appointment schedule, etc.), and a photo slideshow. If you’re on Facebook, please Like our program page at https://www.facebook.com/LindenwoodMFAWriting. Thank you for supporting our program!

ISSUE 3 OF THE LINDENWOOD REVIEW—PHOTOS FROM OUR JOURNAL EDITING CLASS AT THE HISTORIC DANIEL BOONE HOME
The students in our Fall Quarter Journal Editing class have taken some beautiful pictures of the Boone Home. Some of these photos will be included in Issue 3 of our journal. Some of our favorite photos can be viewed HERE. Students who enroll in the Winter Quarter Journal Editing class will meet in the Cultural Center on Saturdays and will continue the wonderful work done by our first group of editorial assistants. Fall students are reading all submissions received from July through September, and Winter students will read submissions received from October through December.

STUDENT/ALUMNI GOOD NEWS & PUBLICATIONS
- Doria Baldwin has had a flash fiction piece accepted by Flash-Fiction-World.com
- Janna Vought has had a flash fiction piece accepted by Spry Lit, a poem accepted by The Survivor Anthology, two poems accepted by Circa Literary Review, two poems accepted by Rusty Nail, an essay accepted by Under the Gum Tree, and a Flash Fiction piece accepted by Tough Lit VII. She will complete her MFA in December and will begin the PhD program in Humanities/Aesthetic Studies with an emphasis in Creative Writing in January.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES
NOTE: Several journals below have a submission deadline of November 15.
Glassworks: www.rowanglassworks.org  (especially looking for creative nonfiction)
Ladies’ Home Journal Essay Contest: www.lhj.com/essaycontest
FIVE [QUARTERLY]: http://fivequarterly.org/?page_id=8
Spry Literary Journal—Deadline NOV 15: http://sprylit.submittable.com/submit  (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and flash fiction)
MOJO—Deadline NOV 15: http://mikrokosmosjournal.com
Harpur Palate—Deadline NOV 15: http://harpurpalate.binghamton.edu
CutBank: www.cutbankonline.org  (fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry)
CURA: www.curamag.com
The Atlas Review—Deadline NOV 15: http://theatlasreview.com/submissions/
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Beth Mead
Associate Professor of Humanities
Director, MFA in Writing Program
Lindenwood University


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