Rutgers Creative Writing Club

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Thursday, November 1st - Friday, November 30th
National Novel Writing Month

"National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel."

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Friday, November 16th
Inside the Writers House with Karen Russel
Murray Hall Room 302
1:10 PM

Writer of Swamplandia and Vampires in the Lemon Grove.

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Friday, November 16th
RCWC Open Mic Knight
College Ave Student Center 411 AB
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Rutgers Creative Writing Club will be hosting its first open mic night! Join us for a night of prose, poetry, spoken word, skits, comedy sketches, and more. If you would like to read one of your works at the event, please fill out the sign up form linked below. You do NOT have to be a member of the Rutgers Creative Writing Club to read your work, and work does NOT have to have been created from activities or workshopped at our meetings. Any work read at this event is eligible to be posted on the RCWC blog. Pizza will be provided.

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Monday, November 19th
Inside the Writers House with Idra Novey
Murray Hall Room 302
9:50 AM

Writer of Those Who Knew.

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Tuesday, November 20th
RCWC Tenth Fall Meeting
Frelinghuysen Hall Room A1
9:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Join us for our tenth meeting of the fall semester!

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Tuesday, November 20th
The Anthologist: Submission Deadline
Submit to antho.rutgers@gmail.com
11:59 PM

The Anthologist will now be accepting poetry, prose, and visual art submissions on a rolling basis for their Fall 2018 issue. Please keep individual text files under 2000 words.

Wednesday, November 21st
The Princess Bride Marathon Reading
Rutgers Barnes & Noble
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

R.U.W.H. & R.O.U.S. (that's Rutgers University Writers House & Rodents of Unusual Size) Present: A Marathon Reading of THE PRINCESS BRIDE! A TALE OF: Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Rodents. Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Some Good Men. A Beautiful Woman. Chases. Captures. Escapes. Death, Lies, Truth. And more than one Miracle. As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup, devastated by the loss of her true love, is kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchman, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she'll meet Vizzini—the criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik—the gentle giant; Inigo—the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugen—the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans is Westley, Buttercup’s one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate. WITH: movie prop/memorabilia and medieval weapon display and themed snacks (including "Anybody want a peanut" Buttercups, Six-Fingered Man Buttefingers, and Iocane Powder Punch). PLUS: throughout the day, The Red Boot Battalion, a first-rate Renn Faire fight troupe featuring Jason Burford, will offer duel demos in the bookstore proper and stage armored swordfights in the B&N courtyard. LARP? Feel free to come in costume! Come to read or just watch and listen. Pop in for a chapter or stay all day. Hosted by the students of Creative Writing MG/YA Fiction. Free and open to the public.

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Tuesday, November 27th
RCWC Eleventh Fall Meeting
Frelinghuysen Hall Room A1
9:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Join us for our eleventh meeting of the fall semester!

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Wednesday, November 28th
Inside the Writers House with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Edward Carey
Murray Hall Room 302
11:30 AM

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is the writer of Friday Black and Edward Carey is the writer of Little.

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Tuesday, December 4th
Inside the Writers House with Rena Rossner
Murray Hall Room 302
9:50 AM

Writer of The Sisters of the Winter Wood.

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Tuesday, December 4th
RCWC Twelfth Fall Meeting
Frelinghuysen Hall Room A1
9:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Join us for our twelfth meeting of the fall semester!

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Friday, December 7th
Writers House Winter Creativity Showcase
Murray Hall Room 302
4:30 PM

The Writers House annual Winter Creativity Showcase. Students submitted work in five categories, and judges chose the top pieces to be presented here.

Tuesday, December 11th
RCWC Last Fall Meeting
Frelinghuysen Hall Room A1
9:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Join us for our last meeting of the fall semester!

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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.

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The Imaginate: Fall Submission Deadline
Submit online to imaginatemagazine@gmail.com

The Imaginate is now accepting submissions for their next issue. The theme is "The Goth Issue."

Friday, March 1st
Proteus: Submission Deadline
Submit online to proteusjournal@gmail.com
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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