Undergraduate students at IU South Bend are invited to submit fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, and graphic narratives for publication in ANALECTA. All submissions are also considered for the Student Writing Awards.


Submission deadline is Monday, February 15, 2016.

Submissions that do not follow the manuscript preparation guidelines will be discarded.

1. Manuscript preparation:  

A. Submissions in writing MUST be sent as a Word-processed manuscript in a single document, 12 point font, Times New Roman. Prose should be double-spaced, but poetry can be single-spaced.
B. The author’s name, student ID number and e-mail address MUST appear on the first page ONLY of each manuscript unless it is a jpeg, in which, the author’s name, student ID number and e-mail address should be in the body of the email.
C. Please use IUSB email address
D. Manuscripts MUST be submitted as an attachment and not within the body of the e-mail.

2. Students should retain original copies of their work. Manuscripts are not returned.

3. Send all submissions to Lucas Burkett at: iusbanalecta@gmail.com 

4. Please use Analecta Submission, as the e-mail subject/title header.

Genre Rules

  • Poetry: 1 to 3 poems, maximum of 6 pages
  • Short Fiction: 1 story, or up to 3 flash stories; maximum of 3,000 words.*
  • Drama: 1 one-act or excerpt of full-length play or screenplay (no musicals); maximum of 20 pages*
  • Non-fiction Prose: 1 work of non-fiction, maximum of 3,000 words*
  • Visual Art: 3-7 maximum.
  • Comics: 3-7 standalone comics, or 1 complete strip*
  • *Works accepted may be excerpted.

*Any manuscripts submitted are automatically considered by the staff of Analecta, IU south Bend’s student-edited and student-written inter-arts magazine, for publication in its annual spring issue as well as the English Department’s Student Writing Awards.

Book Release: Untitled.doc



Three of Kelcey Ervick’s classes are holding book release parties celebrating the self-publication of class anthologies of creative writing. Students will read a sample of their poetry or prose from the books. You are invited to drop in, listen to students read, and eat some pizza! Stay as little or as long as you like.

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Untitled.doc Book Release
Wednesday, 12/9/15 from 1:00-2:15
Thursday, 12/10/15 from 11:30-12:45

in DW 3001
~ free pizza! ~

Untitled.doc features the work of 40 students in two First-Year Seminar classes at IUSB. For each student there is a bio and photo, advice to future first-year students, a personal essay and/or story, plus groups of poems and photos selected by editorial groups according to chosen themes: Conflict, Hurt, Journey, Dreams, ASDFJKL;, Breaking Point, Distortion, and Darkness.


North Falls, Indiana Book Release
Thursday, 12/10/15
4:00-5:15 in DW 3001

North Falls, Indiana was written, designed, edited, and published by students in W301 Fiction Writing. It features linked locations, characters, and events in the imagined town of North Falls, Indiana. Inspired by Winesburg, Ohio and Winesburg, Indiana, the first part of the book introduces the characters/grotesques through short narratives and archival documents including diaries, letters, newspaper accounts, to-do lists, and police reports. The second part takes place on Halloween 2015 when a series of tornadoes devastate North Falls.

42 Miles Press Book Release


Thursday, Oct 22 at 7:30 pm
3rd Floor Bridge, Wiekamp Hall, IUSB

book sales and signing to follow
free and open to the public


Tracey Knapp is the author of Mouth, winner of the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award in 2014. She has received scholarships from the Tin House Writers’ Workshop and the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fund. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets 2008 and 2010, Five Points, Red Wheelbarrow Review, The New Ohio Review, The Minnesota Review, The Carolina Quarterly and elsewhere. She lives in San Francisco. Find her at traceyknapp.com


This Wednesday at Notre Dame and Thursday at IUSB.
Both events free and open to the public.



Wed. Oct 7 at 7:30 Notre Dame Hammes Bookstore
Thurs. Oct 8 at 7:30 at IUSB on the 3rd Floor Bridge of Wiekamp Hallbook sales and signing to follow

free and open to the public

Next week at IUSB!

IUSB’s literary journal Analecta kicks off its submissions period with an open mic for IUSB students.

STUDENT OPEN MIC hosted by Analecta/Creative Writing Club (with guest appearances by professors)
Thurs. Oct 1
6:00-8:00 pm in DW 3001

If you are an IUSB student and would like to sign up to read your creative work at this event, email Lucas Burkett at burkettl@iusb.edu
(or just show up and volunteer at an open slot)


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