Friday, June 20, 2014

New Online Coursework in Genre Fiction and the Novel

UPDATE Spring 2015: Click here to view the coursework and emphases that have been offered in genre fiction and the novel to date.

The following new courses have been approved to offer in the upcoming academic year:

Genre Fiction as Literature
Genre Fiction Workshop
The Literary Novel
Literary Novel Workshop

IMF 54300 Genre Fiction as Literature (3) This literature course focuses on the study and analysis of genre fiction. Emphases studied may include Children’s Literature, Young Adult Literature, Romance, Mystery, and Science Fiction/Fantasy. Study will include novels by authors using literary writing techniques and working in modes ranging from realistic to abstract. Introduces aesthetic and strategic concepts with a focus on narrative, theme, character, and style.

IMF 54400 Genre Fiction Workshop (3) This craft and workshop course focuses on creation and discussion of original genre fiction with a focus on thematic purpose and the creative process. Workshop pieces may include Children’s Literature, Young Adult Literature, Romance, Mystery, and Science Fiction/Fantasy. Students simultaneously increase their proficiency as fiction writers and deepen their critical responses to the work of peers.

IMF 57300 The Literary Novel (3) This literature course explores the machinery of the literary novel, including narrative arc, theme, character, style, and point of view. Critical discussion and study will include focus on the way each component is employed in long fiction. Students will analyze works from both a literary analysis perspective and a writer’s perspective.

IMF 57400 Literary Novel Workshop (3) This craft and workshop course focuses on creation and discussion of original long fiction with a focus on thematic purpose and the creative process. Students simultaneously increase their proficiency as fiction writers and deepen their critical responses to the work of peers. Workshop sessions will focus on individual novel chapters, as students work toward completing and polishing a full literary novel.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

LU MFA Reading & TLR4 Book Launch July 17

The MFA in Writing Program at Lindenwood University will host a literary reading and book launch on Thursday, July 17, at 7pm, in the auditorium of the LU Cultural Center. LU MFA alumni and contributors to issue 4 of The Lindenwood Review will read their work. Light refreshments will be served, and copies of TLR4 will be available for $5.00. This event is open to the public, so bring your family and friends to help us celebrate our talented alumni and our outstanding fourth issue of TLR.

Host: Kelli Allen

Readers:
Patricia Feeney (TLR4 contributor and LU MFA alum)
Tom O’Keefe (TLR4 contributor; you can hear one of Tom’s movie review podcasts here or read one of his movie reviews here)
Lisa Kang (LU MFA alum)
Ryan Trimble (LU MFA alum)
Shirley Smith (LU MFA alum)
Nick Bateman (LU MFA alum)
Karen Burton (LU MFA alum)
 
 



Thursday, June 5, 2014

Issue 4 of The Lindenwood Review

Issue 4 of The Lindenwood Review is now available. Read excerpts and purchase a copy HERE.


Featured Fiction: The Glass Spider by Joe Baumann
Featured Poem: The Keeper of Black Rock Light by Suellen Wedmore
Featured Lyric Essay: Notes from St. John's Hospital by Brenna J. Conley


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New URL for our MFA website

Looking for the LU MFA in Writing Program website? We can now be found here. Contact Program Director Beth Mead with any questions about the MFA in Writing degree, including our fully online option with no residency requirement. If you teach elementary, middle school, or high school, you can receive a grant of $60 off per credit hour when pursuing the LU MFA in Writing degree. Students age 60 and over receive a 50% tuition discount. More prospective student information can be found here.


TLR Contributor William Stratton publishes debut poetry collection

Congratulations to William Stratton, contributor to Issue 1 of The Lindenwood Review, on publication of his debut poetry collection.

Under the Water Was Stone is available here. Visit his author page and website, and read Face Down Days, his Pushcart-nominated poem from TLR1.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

TLR5 Flash Fiction Contest--No Entry Fee

UPDATE: 
Our Flash Fiction Contest winner and honorable mentions are listed here. Issue 5 will be published in spring 2015.

Issue 6: Prose Poetry Contest--No Entry Fee submissions will be accepted May 1 through August 1, 2015.


We are happy to announce our Flash Fiction Contest for Issue 5 of The Lindenwood Review:
  • No Entry Fee.
  • Winner receives $50, publication in Issue 5 of The Lindenwood Review, and three contributor copies.
  • Honorable Mentions receive publication and three contributor copies of TLR5.
  • Contest entries will be accepted 6/15/14 through 11/15/14. 
  • All contest submissions will receive a response by December 30, 2014. Issue 5 will be published by June 2015. 
  • Email your story as a Word document attachment to: TheLindenwoodReview@lindenwood.edu. Type Flash Fiction Contest in the subject line. Include a brief bio in the body of the email.
  • Length Requirement: 50 to 750 words. Stories over 750 words may be considered for our regular fiction section. Stories under 50 words will not be considered for publication. Include word count on your submission. 
  • Up to three flash fiction pieces may be submitted per writer. Attach each story as a separate Word document.
  • We allow simultaneous submissions, but please contact us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • We welcome submissions from both new and established writers. Please note that current Lindenwood University students and faculty are not eligible to submit work to The Lindenwood Review. (LU alumni are eligible to submit.)
  • For more information about our journal, visit our website. Regular submission guidelines for TLR are available here (fiction, poetry, and personal essay, accepted 7/15/14 - 12/15/14). Writers who enter our contest may also submit work for our regular issue submissions (beginning 7/15). For more information about Lindenwood University's MFA Program, with both in-class and fully online options, visit us here
  • Questions: Contact the Editor, Beth Mead, at TheLindenwoodReview@lindenwood.edu or bmead@lindenwood.edu.


Lindenwood University MFA in Writing Program
On-Campus or Fully Online (No Residency Requirement)