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“Very Short Stories”: Composing and Prose on Twitter February 7, 2012

Comedian Sean Hill is bringing new meaning to the term “short story.”  His tiny tales (all of them under the 140-character limit imposed by Twitter) are strangely charming and quite possibly the future of prose and composing.  Collected in a new book, his stories are getting a lot of attention – and he’s not the only one taking advantage of the mini-format.  Novels are great but a few writers are choosing minimalism over quantity, and you can too. (more…)

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Looking to Get Published? Submit Your Work to Threshold! January 25, 2012

Threshold is DePaul’s premier student-run literary journal, and they’re accepting submissions now for the Spring 2012 issue!  If you’re a poet, a writer, or just someone interested in getting some feedback on your writing, submit your work today!

That’s right – Threshold is offering written feedback (about one paragraph’s worth) for any submission they receive this year.  You can submit one piece for the fiction, creative nonfiction, and dramatic literature categories, and up to 3 pieces to the poetry category.  Artwork and short video submissions are also accepted (and encouraged).  More information is available on the Threshold site.

The deadline for this year is February 10 at 5 pm, so make sure you get your work in on time to have a chance of being published.  Good luck and happy writing!