image by Jill Salahub
image by Jill Salahub
  • Gulf Coast has accepted Dan Beachy-Quick’s poem, “Sibboleth.”
  • Matthew Cooperman’s chapbook, A Little History of the Panorama, a collaboration with the Italian artist Simonetta Moro, was recently named a finalist for the Omnidawn Chapbook Prize.
  • Tobi Jacobi presented a paper on literacy outreach and prison writers at the University of Wyoming English Department’s Symposium on Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacy on Friday, September 18.
  • EJ Levy’s first ever attempt at poetry, “Poem as a Letter of Apology, or What Endures” was published in the autumn issue of The Pinch (Vol.35, number 2).
  • Sasha Steensen has four new poems up at Dusie.  You can read them here:
  • Airica Parker will be a featured reader for 100,000 Poets for Change in Denver at West Side Books (3434 West 32 Avenue) this Sunday, September 27th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.


CSU Writes

The CSU Writes “Women Writers in Academe” discussion & workshop is coming soon!  You have two options for attending the discussion: Tuesday, September 29 at 4-5:30pm (CHEM B202) or Wednesday, September 30 at 4-5:30pm (CHEM B202). The “Women Writers in Academe” discussion & workshop focuses on identifying some of the gender-specific challenges women scholars face when writing for publication as well as strategizing solutions to enhance and support our writing here at CSU. Please spread the word. If you work with women graduate students or faculty who may be interested, let them know they can find more information at the CSU Writes page at:





Deadline: Friday, October 2, 2015 by 4:00pm


  • The Creative Writing Program is conducting its annual university wide creative writing competition for Creative & Performing Arts scholarships.
  • Students can submit multiple genres, but no more than ONE entry per genre.
  • Undergraduate students may submit three to five poems OR one short story OR one creative essay.
  • Awards are typically $500 per academic year in the form of tuition waivers; awards of $1,000 – $5,000 are sometimes given for special merit.
  • Multiple awards are available.


Submission Guidelines:

  1. Student may submit 3 to 5 poems OR 1 short story OR 1 creative nonfiction essay (not an academic paper).
  2. DO NOT PUT NAME OR ADDRESS ON THE MANUSCRIPT. Include only page numbers and title on manuscript.
  3. Attach a cover letter stating name, email, phone number, CSU I.D. number (not ssn number), and genre.
  4. Address manuscripts to: Professor Dan Beachy-Quick, Director, Creative Writing Program.
  5. Please be sure to either mail OR Hand-Deliver submissions to the English Department mailroom on the third floor of Eddy Hall by Friday, October 2, 2015 at 4:00pm.


Criteria for Award:

  1. Must have a minimum 2.4 GPA.
  2. Must be undergraduates (working on first bachelor’s degree).
  3. Must be enrolled full-time (12+ credits).
  4. Should be making satisfactory progress toward degree, i.e., must have satisfactorily completed 75% of CSU courses attempted and must not have accumulated excessive credits. (See Office of Financial Aid for further details.)
  5. Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.


The Creative Writing Faculty cannot comment on the writing; manuscripts will not be returned.