Writing News

A listing of campus and community events of interest to MTSU writers.  

 *Most In Process events last until about 5:45 pm. Students are encouraged to enroll in English 3635 or English 3645-Honors to earn one credit for attending and responding to the Series. Contact Dr. Barnett for more information.

To have your event added to this page, contact Dr. Claudia Barnett.

Calls for Student Writing.

The MTSU Writing Center's literary magazine Off Center​ is accepting submissions (by email) of up to five poems and up to 20 pages of prose. This call is open to the entire MTSU community (students, faculty, alumni). The submission window is October 16 through November 16. 

Tennessee True Stories Essay Contest sponsored by Chapter 16. Welcome! We look forward to reading your essay. Here are the contest rules: (1) The contest is open to all Tennessee writers age 16 and older who don’t have a traditionally published book; (2) The essay must be your own original work, and it cannot be previously published in any way; (3) The essay should be narrative in nature — no opinion pieces, self-help, or literary criticism. The story must be true; (4) The length should be under 1500 words. All submissions will be considered for possible publication at Chapter 16. The first-place winner will receive $250 and publication on the site. The second- and third-place winners will be awarded $125 and $75, respectively, and their essays will be published, as well.  All the winners will also be paid $100, Chapter 16‘s standard rate for essays. The writers retain all rights. Prize winners agree to allow Chapter 16 to publish their essays and keep them on the website indefinitely. The judge is Mary Laura PhilpottDeadline: November 15, 2019

"Do you want to write about Movies, TV, Anime, Arts, Comics, Games, Literature or other art forms? Do you want to get your foot in the door and enter the big-wide world of the online media and have your work read and shared by millions of readers? We invite you to The Artifice, an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms." Visit our website for more info. 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has posted a useful guide to undergraduate journals in art and literature.