Yesterday I received the entries for the fiction contest, sponsored by Threshold, DePaul's student-run literary magazine. The magazine showcases creative writing, visual art, and audio works by DePaul undergraduates and graduates. I'm looking forward to carefully reading the fiction submissions. It's always an honor and a challenge to select one winner.
I've always admired DePaul's M.A. in Writing and Publishing program, which has a truly creative approach to professional writing. Students take a traditional writing workshops (fiction, poetry, nonfiction, screenwriting), but they also have the option to develop marketable skills in publishing, magazine writing, science writing, and other genres. They also school students in how to market their work.
In May (date to be determined), I'll be reading with the other judges, Kimberly Dixon (poetry), Victor Giron (nonfiction), and Jay Bonansinga (dramatic writing), as well as the student winners at DePaul's Art Museum.