March 18 - 21 • Hyatt Regency Albuquerque • Albuquerque, NM

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Submission Guidelines

Submission Instructions


Paper Submissions

Submissions Deadline

The submission link will open on Monday, September 29.

The submissions deadline is Monday, October 27, 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time (CDT).

In addition to the guidelines and instructions below, please read Hints for Successful Submissions and Submissions Evaluation Criteria.

Guidelines for Paper Submissions

Eligible members are invited to submit ONE original critical essay, creative nonfiction, poetry collection, fiction, or drama/screenplay to be considered for presentation at the annual convention. Essays on any topic of interest in the discipline are welcome; essays on the works of our featured speakers are especially encouraged.

Eligible members are also invited to submit a second original work in any genre that focuses on the 2015 Common Reader, From Sand Creek by Simon Ortiz, to be considered for presentation at the annual convention. Read rules: What Individuals Can Submit.

While faculty members may not submit papers, they are encouraged to moderate roundtables and sessions.

Paper submissions must conform to the following guidelines:

Topics

Topics are:

Paper Format

NOTE: Contributors must not identify themselves in any way on any page of text submitted.

Prose (Critical Essays, Creative, Original Works)

Poetry

Flash Fiction

Questions

Questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to englishconvention@niu.edu.

Submissions Confirmations and Acceptances

Submitters will receive confirmations and acceptances through email using the email address associated with their account. Therefore it is vital that submitters keep their email addresses active through March 2015.

Please check your confirmation and retain it. The confirmation is a do not reply email from outreachhelp@niu.edu. It will include a five digit number that may be used as a reference in future communications with englishconvention@niu.edu.

Acceptance and Denial Notifications

Acceptance and denial notifications will be emailed on or before December 17, 2014.