By Travis Lang // Talking to people is scary—hearing what they have to say is even scarier. Yet this is the life of a literary journalist, and their stories help unravel mysteries and entertain the bored soul. As an IUE sports broadcaster and radio journalist, I understand these concepts, and I want to see how others put their skills into action. Here are a few things I’m looking for in literary journalism submissions.
By Olivia Ryckman // In December of 2019, one of my awesome professors, Tanya Perkins, asked me and a few other students in my Advanced Fiction Writing class to submit an abstract to Johns Hopkins University’s Richard Macksey Undergraduate Student Research Symposium. (A mouthful, I know.) I remember sitting in shock that Tanya deemed my work worthy enough to submit to a symposium, at Johns Hopkins at that. If accepted, I would present my research and creative writing at the symposium in Baltimore. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so of course, I accepted it.
By Mara Cobb // Writers often ask us what we’re looking for in poems, stories, and essays. This post is intended to give a few ‘gentle pointers’ to those of you considering submitting to Tributaries. We’re excited to read your best work, but please do consider these quick tips before submitting.
Novelist Jessica Anthony, who judged our 2020 writing contests, will be the Fall 2020 Visiting Writer of IU East on October 13 at 7 PM. Anthony will read from her latest novel, Enter the...