Paper submissions to the 21st Annual AAWP conference are closed

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Latest News

  • Poetry on the Move: Call for Papers - Special August 2017 issue of the journal Axon: Creative Explorations www.axonjournal.com.au This issue builds on work emerging from the Poetry on the Move festival hosted by the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) in September 2016. There may be a further, associated IPSI symposium at the University of Canberra in May 2017 (see below). This Special […]
  • English: Shared Futures Conference Call for Panels - The English Association, University English (the body for HE Departments of English) and the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE), with support from the Institute of English Studies, are organising a huge conference for the whole of the discipline of English in Newcastle in 2017. Scholars are invited to form panels and submit an […]
  • Don’t talk to me about love 2017 Poetry Contest - Submission Deadline: January 15, 2017 Midnight EST DontTalkToMeAboutLove.org is hosting a second competition exploring love in any of its myriad expressions: romantic, platonic, parental, and much, much more. All submitted works must be original and unpublished. All works that have been published in print or on the Internet, including self-published works, as well as works that have […]