Rutgers Creative Writing Club

Upcoming Events

Deadline: December 31st
Futurescapes Writing Contest Submission Deadline
Submit online

FutureScapes seeks to tap the future-facing vision of creative writers to help envision potential solutions to pressing public problems. Past contests have addressed issues such as accessibility and climate change. This year, the contest looks at the intersection of crime, homelessness, and substance abuse, and asks writers to envision a future city in which these issues have been successfully (or seemingly successfully) addressed. Winners will be published alongside professional authors such as Dan Wells, Fran Wilde, and Paolo Bacigalupi in the annual anthology. There is no entry fee for the contest, and the first-place winner will receive a $2,000 prize. All rights revert to the author one year after publication. The anthology exists as a collection of art for its own sake, but is also distributed to mayors and other policymakers throughout the United States with the hopes that they may find inspiration as well as cautionary lessons from the collection.

More Info
Friday, March 1st
Proteus: Submission Deadline
Submit online to
11:59 PM

Proteus: The Rutgers Undergraduate Journal of Comparative Literature is currently accepting submissions for the 2018-2019 edition.

Submission guidelines:
- They accept any paper dealing with any aspect of literary criticism, continental philosophy, Women's and Gender studies, queer theory, critical theory, etc.
- Along with your submission, please include the following (in a separate document): an abstract of roughly 250 words explaining the principle subject and content of your paper; a cover letter listing your name, university, and an email address where they may contact you.
- Papers must be between 8 and 30 double-spaced pages (size 12 font, MLA format).
- They accept papers from undergraduate students at any university. Independent scholars and graduate students are also welcome to submit papers.
- Papers must be prepared for blind review - only include personal information such as your name or the name of your institution in the cover letter.
- Please limit your submissions to a maximum of one paper per author per review period.
- Papers must include a works cited/bibliography page and must also engage with at least two separate critical sources.
- Please send all submissions in word document format (doc or docx).

Wednesday, March 6th
Writers at Rutgers Reading Series with Dorianne Laux
College Ave Student Center Multipurpose Room
8:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of English | More information to come.

More Info
Thursday, March 28th
Writers at Rutgers Reading Series with Natasha Tretheway
College Ave Student Center Multipurpose Room
4:30 PM

Hosted by the Department of English | More information to come.

More Info
Wednesday, April 10th
Writers at Rutgers Reading Series with Alexander Chee
College Ave Student Center Multipurpose Room
8:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of English | More information to come.

More Info
Friday, May 31st
An Evening with Neil Gaiman
Nicholas Music Center
7:00 PM

The 2019 Rutgers Writers' Conference Kick Off Event features bestselling author Neil Gaiman. Gaiman will present a 90-minute lecture, reading, and audience Q&A.

Facebook Event
Saturday, June 1st - Sunday, June 2nd
Rutgers Writers' Conference
Rutgers Continuing Education Center
Registration deadline is May 1st

On June 1 - 2, 2019, aspiring and established writers, agents, editors, and publishers will converge at the Rutgers Continuing Education Center at 300 Atrium Drive in Somerset, NJ for the 3rd Annual Rutgers–New Brunswick Writers' Conference! Enjoy keynote presentations from Amy Tan and Colum McCann, choose from concurrent sessions across six tracks, meet individually with agents, editors, and publishers, join a panel discussion on publishing options, and attend an evening reading event featuring famous authors.

View Site