Puget Sound English Department

February 27, 2011

Submit to Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents art and literary magazine is accepting submissions for their Spring 2011 edition. You may submit up to 3 works of art, 3 poems, 2 prose pieces, and 1 “other” by email at ccr@pugetsound.edu

Submission Deadline is March 19

More information here; archives available here.


September 28, 2010

Crosscurrents now accepting submissions

Filed under: Auditions,Events on Campus,Press/Publications — ATH @ 10:29 am

One of the quickest–albeit in no way the easiest–routes to fame and fortune is through publication in Crosscurrents, our outstanding student literary and arts magazine. You can find out more by checking out their Facebook page, or by emailing them at ccr@pugetsound.edu

Selection is competitive and anonymous; you may submit “3 art, 3 poems, 2 prose, 1 other” for the Fall issue.

September 21, 2010

Reminders: Two Thursday evening events with our faculty!

Two essential reminders for your calendars:

1. This Thursday, September 23, please join us in Trimble Forum, where Professor Laurie Frankel will be featured at our informal coffeehouse event. Rumor has it she will be leading a conversation about the publication of her novel, The Atlas of Love, in light of recent media attention on the perhaps unconscious biases toward male authors. Bring your questions and comments, buy a copy of her book and have it signed, nibble a brownie or two. 5:30-7 p.m.

2. The following Thursday, September 30, at 7 p.m., Professor Bill Kupinse will read his work at
Gig Harbor Library (4423 Point Fosdick Dr NW, Gig Harbor, 253-851-3793) as part of the Peninsula Library Poetry Series. Professor Kupinse says, “I’ll be reading older poems from my book Fallow, but also sharing some new work from an in-process verse reinterpretation of The Tower Treasure, the first book in the Hardy Boys series. As anyone who has read the 1927 adventure book knows, The Tower Treasure really is a poem trapped in novel form; my goal is to let it out. Yes, I have my fingers crossed that I’ll attract an eventual lawsuit from Hardy Boys publishers Grosset and Dunlap, now a subsidiary of Pearson; it’s always nice to be noticed.”

Looking ahead, Professor Julie Christoph will be featured at the next “Coffeehouse” Conversation: Monday, October 7, 2010. We’ll keep you updated.

June 29, 2010

Local Girl Writes Badly, Well

The local papers are reporting that a Seattleite is the proud winner of the 2010 Bulwer-Lytton prize for the Best in Truly Dreadful writing. Her prize winning entry makes clever, albeit revolting, use of those essential elements of great literature: passion, romance, small caged mammals, and their accessories.

Congratulations to Molly Ringle and the other writers whose prosodic efforts so richly deserve their dishonorable mentions.

March 26, 2010

Crosscurrents Deadline: Midnight tonight!

Don’t forget: the deadline for submissions to Puget Sound’s literary magazine is tonight, at midnight. Questions and submissions to ccr@pugetsound.edu

March 23, 2010

Campus News Updates for Current Students

A round-up of information about departmental and campus events:

Don’t forget Creative Writing Days: March 24 & 25.

1. The Department’s pre-registration informational and social session will take place on Thursday, April 1 in Trimble Forum from 5-6:30 p.m. Please drop by to get information about Fall courses offered by English Department faculty, including cross-listed courses and core courses. Bring a friend, have some refreshments, and mingle with faculty and students.

2. As you are thinking ahead to fall, remember that those of you who need or want to write a thesis now have the option of a designated course (English 493) in which to do so. The course emphasizes research and writing, and uses a workshop approach to producing your thesis. Contact Professor Joshi (pjoshi@pugetsound.edu) for more information.

3. Detailed course descriptions for Fall will be available at the department event; you can also find them at the Department website under “Fall Courses”
Descriptions are being updated daily, so check back for more information.

4. Don’t overlook the opportunities for fellowships; Sharon Chambers-Gordon (scgordon@pugetsound.edu) reminds us that there is a Fellowships website with more information, and that there will be a Fellowships Forum on Wednesday, April 14th, at 5:00 PM in Wyatt 109.

5. Finally, don’t forget to submit your original work to Crosscurrents Literary Magazine (ccr@pugetsound.edu) and/or to the Departmental Writing Awards contests (Deadline April 2; information in the Dept. of English, Wyatt 335).

March 12, 2010

Crosscurrents Review: Submission Deadline Looms

Don’t forget to submit your original work to Puget Sound’s outstanding literary magazine. The deadline is March 20. Submissions (poetry, fiction, and visual media) and queries may be sent to ccr@pugetsound.edu.