Listen to Ellis Jones discuss her climb to the top of one of the world’s most successful publications: VICE magazine. In addition to hearing her story, you will also have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the editorial world and how to rise above the competition.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Jones moved to New York City in 2008 to become an intern at VICE. She rose quickly through the ranks to become executive editor before assuming the role of editor-in-chief this year: the first woman in the company’s 20-year history to hold the position.

The event, which will take place on October 8th at 8 p.m. at SCAD Atlanta’s DMC, is part of the Ivy Hall Writers Series, is free and open to SCAD Card holders.

For more information, email professor Catherine Ramsdell.




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580 Split is now open for submissions

580 Split is looking for stories, essays, poems, and visual art to publish in their spring 2016 journal. The theme is transcendence and your work should reflect that idea. Previously published work is not accepted, but simultaneous entries are allowed. Do not include contact information on the file of your work. If your work is accepted, you will receive a free copy of the journal. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 15, 2015 by midnight.

Oakland Arts Review is looking for work

Oakland Arts Review is a brand new international undergraduate literary journal published by Oakland University. They are currently seeking work to publish in their very first issue which will be published in spring 2016. Oakland Arts Review will accept a wide variety of work including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenplay excerpts, visual art, and comics. There’s no official deadline for submission, but they do intend on making selections by December.

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Writers of the World

September 30, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Writers of the World Warren Adler

Author of the bestselling novel The War of the Roses, Warren Adler, is launching a campaign allowing creative writers to submit their personal stories about why they began writing and why it’s emotionally significant to them.

Contributions only need to be a paragraph (about 150-250 words is best) about why they began writing. They will backlink to your website. Feel free to include a picture (it doesn’t have to be a headshot). Contributions will be posted not just on the Writers of the World site, but also on Warren Adler’s official website and social media platforms.

Submissions officially open on the website on Oct. 5, but if you would like to send something in before then, you can email your submission to <>.


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Scribble to Screen #1  Finding Neverland
Jason Fuchs guides you through his experience retelling Peter Pan in the new Warner Bros. fantasy adventure, PAN. The panel will take place at the SCAD Museum of Art on Sunday Oct. 25 at 11 am.

Scribble to Screen #2:  Behind the Belchers
Writers Nora Smith and Heidi Schleisinger will share their experiences making their favorite episodes on Fox’s popular animated series, Bob’s Burgers. It will take place at the SCAD Museum of Art on Sunday Oct. 25 at 2 pm.

The Story Starts Here: Nickelodeon’s Writing Program
Nickelodeon Writing Program Alumni will share their experiences in the program and offer advice about how to survive in the world of television writing. The panel will also focus on tips on the application process to the program including what they look for and how to make your application stand out. The panel is taking place on Monday Oct. 26 at 11 am.

Inside Nickelodeon’s Talent Development Programs
Karen Kirkland (VP – Talent Development and Outreach) and Ariel Goldberg (Recruiter – Animation Production) give inside scoops on the programs and a glimpse into what is going on behind-the-scenes. This panel will be on Tuesday Oct. 27 at 4 pm.

The official Film Festival schedule is set to go up on Oct. 1 on the Savannah Film Festival website. At that time, you’ll be able to purchase tickets online or at the Savannah Box Office. Students may receive free tickets for all events before 7 pm by showing their ID. All events that take place after 7 pm are $5 with your ID.

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Exit 271: Your Georgia Writer’s Resource looking for submissions

The Georgia Writers Association is looking for fiction, creative nonfiction, articles, and poetry for their new digital magazine. Submissions should be previously unpublished work and sent to by Oct. 25. You may submit up to 3 poems and 2 short fiction or creative nonfiction pieces. Mini articles must be between 500-750 words and feature articles must be between 1000-2000 words. Please send a query for feature article ideas.

Flash Fiction Contest

The Georgia Writers Association is also hosting a flash fiction contest. Entries must be unpublished and 300 words or fewer. Only Georgia writers are eligible and you may submit up to 3 pieces. Entries must be sent by Nov. 15 to the following address:

Georgia Writers Association
Attn: Digital Editors
440 Bartow Avenue
Kennesaw, GA 30144

The winner will receive $25 and will be announced Jan. 1.

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Writing Contest

September 26, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Columbia Journal writing contest

Columbia: A Journal For Literature and Art is accepting submissions for their writing contest. Submissions can be fiction, nonfiction, or poetry and a winner from each genre will win a $500 prize. The winning entries will also be published in Issue 54 of the journal which will be released this spring. The deadline for entry is Dec. 31 and the entry fee is $15. Multiple submissions are welcomed, but the entry fee is per piece. Only original, unpublished work may be sent in.


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Savannah accolades

September 26, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Zara Bell (B.F.A., writing, current student) published an article on the Textile Society of America Conference to be held in Savannah, Georgia.

Writing department chair Beth Concepción, Ph.D., was one of six members of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication to be selected to participate in the 2015-16 Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media Program. Concepción fulfilled her grant at DigitasLBi in Chicago this summer. Concepción also attended the AEJMC Annual Conference Aug. 6-8 and served as a reviewer for research papers submitted to the Electronic News division of the AEJMC for consideration for the annual conference.

Ariel Felton (M.F.A., writing, 2015), Lauren Wolf (M.F.A., writing, current student), and writing professors Lee Griffith and Harrison Key, Ph.D., successfully presented a panel proposal for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference in Los Angeles in 2016. The panel is titled, “Laugh to Keep from Crying: Using Humor to Write Through Pain.”

Time Inc. added Susan Kemp (B.F.A., writing, 2012) to the copyediting team for the ebook division. She will work on books for brands such as Time magazine, Entertainment Weekly and Sports Illustrated.

Harrison Scott Key‘s (M.F.A., writing, 2013) new memoir, “The World’s Largest Man,” recently was nominated for the $50,000 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction, along with recent books by Ta-Nehesi Coates, Harold Bloom, Primo Levi, Helen McDonald, and others. Key completed a 25-city national book tour and will be speaking at festivals across the United States this coming year, including the Decatur Book Festival (Atlanta), Southern Festival of Books (Nashville). Press for the book includes great reviews from Garden & Gun, Kirkus Reviews, NPR’s All Things Considered, and a number of radio interviews. Key will be appearing on NPR’s “Snap Judgment” and The Moth Radio Hour later this year.

Chantel Tattoli (M.F.A., writing, 2013) wrote the essay “Landmark Princess” about the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen for the L.A. Review of Books.

CURE Magazine accepted an article by Stacy Verner (M.F.A., writing, current student). Verner researched and wrote the article for WRIT 753 Freelance Writing for Publication.


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September 25, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Tahoma Literary Review is now open for submissions

Tahoma Literary Review is now accepting submissions of poetry, short stories, flash fiction, nonfiction, and flash nonfiction for their journal. They offer professional payment for accepted works which is about $100 to $300 for fiction, $50 to $300 for nonfiction, and $25 to $50 for poetry and flash. The deadline for submission is Dec. 31 and there is a $4 to $6 submission fee depending on what you’re sending.

Thin Air Magazine is taking submissions

Thin Air Magazine is currently accepting submissions until Dec. 1. They will accept simultaneous submissions, but only consider unpublished work. They are taking submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for their print publication and flash, plays, video lit and art, and interviews and reviews for their web edition. Because they are looking for very specific things in the work they publish, it is recommended that you read pieces from the previous issue before submission.

Miami University Press submissions for novella prize

The Miami University Press is now taking submissions for their 2016 Novella Prize. The winner is given $750, a standard contract, publication, and 10 copies of their book. Send unpublished work only by Oct. 15. The piece can only be 18,000 to 40,000 words and you must pay a $25 reading fee.

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Writing Contests

September 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics essay contest

The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics is looking for full-time juniors and seniors to submit essays on the topic of ethics. In 3,000 to 4,000 words, discuss any issues involving ethics from your own point-of-view. Collaborative pieces are not accepted and you must have a Faculty Sponsor review and electronically verify the essay you submit. The deadline for entry is Dec. 14 by 5 PM PST.

Sequestrum New Writers Awards

For graduate student writers who have yet to publish a book-length manuscript in either prose or poetry, Sequestrum will be accepting submissions for their New Writers Awards until Oct. 15. They will be awarding over $500 to up-and-comers in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Prose and poetry will be judged separately and there will be a winner and at least two runners-up in each genre.

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Writers in Paradise

The Twelfth Annual Eckerd College Writers’ Conference, Writers in Paradise, will be taking place Jan. 16-23, 2016. They are currently accepting applications until Nov. 15. The conference will be 8 days in St. Petersburg, Fl., and consist of workshops, book signings, roundtables, panel discussions, readings, Q&As, and receptions with their award winning faculty and guest speakers, including Pulitzer Prize winner Gilbert King. There is a $25 application fee.

The conference also offers over 20 fellowships and scholarships on a competitive basis. Many of these are available specifically for MFA students.

IRTS Foundation 2016 Summer Fellowship Program

The IRTS Foundation (International Radio and Television Society Foundation) is accepting applications to their 2016 Summer Fellowship Program from now until midnight on Nov. 1.

This 9 week program is designed to help students understand the business world by being paired with a New York-based media corporation and working with them for 8 of the 9 weeks following their orientation.

The internship will take place June 5-Aug. 6, 2016. They will cover your travel and housing expenses and will even supply a living allowance. Students in all majors are encouraged to apply as long as they are juniors, seniors, or graduate students.

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