Deadlines for student writers:

Tributaries, Illinois Wesleyan’s slick, student-run literary magazine, is looking for submissions of original works of fiction, poetry, spoken word, music, photography, and/or fine art by IWU students. You need not be an English major to submit, and you can submit up to six pieces total of any genre. Submissions are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 2009 in the Tributaries mailbox on the first floor of the English House.  If you have questions, email

The Delta, the English department’s annual academic journal, is also looking for submissions. Anyone can submit; the journal is not restricted to English majors/minors. The only restriction is that papers had to have been written for an IWU English course during the 2008 calendar year. The editors are looking for original, analytic, cohesive, well-supported papers that follow MLA format. The Delta seeks to publish a diverse body of works that cover a variety of subjects, genres, time periods, course levels, and methodologies. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 13. Submissions should be emailed to Include a cover sheet with the paper title, your name, email, phone, course name and number, and a 150-word abstract stating the argument of your paper. Only one submission per student is allowed.

If you’re writing, you might as well submit. After all, George Bernard Shaw once remarked, “If you do not write for publication, there is little point in writing at all.” And Sylvia Plath wrote, “Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.” 

Two on-campus publications are also looking for writers. Students who are interested in restarting The Wesleyana, the school yearbook, should contact Kasey Evans (, and students who are interested in writing for The Argus student newspaper should contact editor-in-chief Garrett Rapp (

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