Category: Submissions

Call for Submissions for New Translations Series

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By , March 10, 2014 3:19 pm

Call for Submissions: Cultural Understanding and Literary Translations

The University Press of North Georgia is accepting proposals for books on cultural understanding and translations. Our objective is to create cross-cultural understanding, artistic awareness, and communication by offering translations of works that world otherwise not be available to the English-speaking population of and beyond our University system.

This series will be a channel for individual authors, research centers, cultural institutions, and professional associations to participate in the building of a more culturally perceptive and intellectually diverse community.

We are currently accepting submissions for three subseries: Hispanic Series, Asian Series, and Middle-east Series. All submissions will be considered and evaluated by the Editorial Board and external peer reviewers. Please send book proposals and inquiries to The University Press of North Georgia at upng@ung.edu.

Now accepting Papers and Pubs submissions

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By , January 8, 2014 11:48 am

Attention Undergrads!

Papers and Pubs is now accepting submissions for its third issue. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2014.

Papers and Pub(lication)s is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of undergraduate research of the Southeast region published by the University Press of North Georgia and supported by the Center of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities at the University of North Georgia. Publication in a scholarly journal of this type can be very beneficial for a career résumé or a graduate school application. Papers and Pubs promotes student learning by disseminating undergraduate research and creative works that make an intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline or to applied practice. Its Editor-in-Chief is Dr. BJ Robinson, and its subject-area editors are Dr. Tanya Bennett, Dr. Frank Corotto, Craig Wilson, Gloria Bennett, and Susann Doyle-Portillo.

Submission Guidelines

Original work submitted by students must have been presented at a conference, showcase, or capstone course either on their own campus or at a regional/national conference site. The work must have been completed while the student was an undergraduate; the student may submit research within one year after graduating. Faculty members serve as mentors but may also be listed as co-authors if desired. The student’s faculty mentor must also sign the Author Agreement and Faculty Mentor Approval form. The faculty mentor should have guided the student during completion of the research project and be available for guidance during the manuscript submission and peer-review process. In addition, faculty mentors should provide their mentees with suggestions for experts who can review the submission. This information will be requested during the submission process.

Original research papers and creative works are welcome from all departments and disciplines, including fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry (providing the creative work has been presented at a conference or in a class). Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: “publication” in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research. If you have concerns about these submission terms, please contact the editors.

Manuscripts should be submitted as Word files. They should be typed, single-spaced, fully justified, with one-inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman font, and numbered pages. Illustrations, tables, and figure legends should be embedded within the text at the locations preferred by the authors. Length: 5,000 words maximum. Citations should be formatted in the most recent editions of the citation style appropriate to their academic disciplines e.g. MLA, Chicago, APA, etc. The chosen format must be used consistently throughout the manuscript. Submissions must include an abstract of 250 words (maximum) and a student author biography of 300 words (maximum). Append the biography to the manuscript itself.

Submission procedure:

Submit your article electronically through the journal web portal: http://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/papersandpubs/  Click “Submit Article” on the right, and then follow the instructions.

Authors and mentors must sign and mail our Author Agreement and Faculty Mentor Approval form within two weeks of manuscript submission. Manuscripts and works without an author agreement form will not be reviewed.

Please mail this form to us at:           University Press of North Georgia
University of North Georgia
P.O. Box 5032
Dahlonega, GA 30597

Deadline for receipt of manuscripts: February 15, 2014

Tentative Publication Date: June 2014

For questions about this process, please contact Heather Bretschneider at hbret0476@ung.edu.

The Creativity of the Crowd

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By , July 29, 2013 5:28 pm

The Crowdsourced Poetry Project is under way! We have three lines so far and are excited to see more contributions to our sestina. Go to our Facebook page to submit your contribution for the next line. Our poem so far:

I began to ask myself the questions
With answers hanging in the air
What is here is noise, above which we can hear

For those of you who don’t already know, the Press is doing an experiment in creativity where we are hoping to harness the wisdom and imagination of the public to create a stunning poem. We have chosen to use the sestina for our form, mostly because it requires no rhyming or syllable counting, making it more accessible to contributors, while its use of repeated end-words gives it just enough complexity and structure so that it won’t spin off into a wild dervish. A sestina is a poem of six stanzas that are each six lines long and then a final, three line envoi. The stanzas all end with the same six words as the first stanza, though in a very specific order. In “Sestina: Altaforte” Ezra Pound uses these words at the ends of the first six lines: peace, music, clash, opposing, crimson, and rejoicing. According to the form they reappear in the second stanza in a new order as: rejoicing, peace, crimson, music, opposing, and clash, and so on throughout the next four stanzas. The repetition of these words both allows and forces the writer to use them in new ways and with new meaning imbued each time, creating a rich tapestry of language where the pattern continues to reveal itself throughout. Please join us in our quest to crowdsource a poem; the results are sure to be interesting and possibly very beautiful indeed.

Stonepile Writers’ Anthology: Call for Submissions

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By , April 24, 2013 1:11 pm

We are now accepting submissions for Volume III of the Stonepile Anthology.

The Stonepile Writers is a writing group based in Northeast Georgia, and they would like to invite writers from every corner to submit their previously unpublished works. Send in your best poetry, prose, short stories, essays, short memoirs, creative non-fiction, etc. Please e-mail submissions to upng@northgeorgia.edu for review.

Please include all submissions as an attachment (doc or .docx are preferred, but we will accept pdf, rtx, and odt as well). Identify the type of writing (poetry, short story, etc) in the subject line of the e-mail. Please limit any submission to 4000 words. Each author is limited to submitting 5 poems and/or 2 short-stories/essays. Also, include your mailing address in the e-mail. The University Press of North Georgia retains first use copyright of material submitted. After publication, rights revert back to the author.

DEADLINE is May 3, 2013

Click here to read samples from Volumes I & II

From the Introduction to Volume I:

The Stonepile Writers Group began in Dahlonega, GA in 2007.  It joins disparate talents, interests, and life-experiences, just as their region does. The group includes poets, traditional and free verse, nature-oriented and abstract. It includes fiction writers and memoirists, fantasists and steam-punkers. It includes professional writers and so-called amateurs, people from all walks of life: lawyers, bankers, librarians, engineers, instructors, soldiers, nurses, business developers, students, retirees, and more. These writers all share the creative impulse, commonly and uncommonly inspired by their shared home in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, with its red oaks, waterfalls, mountain laurels, and Cherokee markers.

Alice Sampson, Director of the Georgia Appalachian Studies Center, suggested the group’s name: “For several months while in graduate school, I passed Princess Trahlyta’s grave at Stonepile Gap, making my way up the mountain to Woody Gap School…It is also called Stonepile Gap.

“Here one pays respect to her by adding a rock to the Princess’s grave. I see our group as building a place that may be temporary as a pile of rocks, but it is of solid material and composed of individual contributions, plus the name is ‘place-based’.”

Stonepile Gap is the supposed burial site of Trahlyta, who is thought to be a legendary Cherokee Indian princess. Passersby customarily drop a stone on the grave for good luck.

This group’s members individually contribute to their self-, place-, and time-memorials, and are building their own marker on their shared “literary” landscape, reciprocating the deep marks – of joy, sorrow, triumph, and loss – that their landscape and region make on them. They add together poems and stories, like passersby add rocks to Trahlyta’s memorial, thereby building their community’s sense of place just as their community builds these writers’ sense of self.

Learn more about Trahlyta and the Stonepile, which gives the group and anthology it’s name, here.

This anthology is expected to be available for purchase in December 2013.

Call for Submissions!

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By , February 14, 2013 4:02 pm

Call for Submissions

The University Press of North Georgia is now accepting submissions for Volume Three of the Stonepile Writers’ Anthology. The Stonepile Writers is a writing group based in Northeast Georgia, and they would like to invite writers from every corner to submit their previously unpublished works. Send in your best poetry, prose, short stories, essays, short memoirs, creative non-fiction, etc. Please e-mail submissions to upng@northgeorgia.edu for review.

Please include all submissions as an attachment (doc or .docx are preferred, but we will accept pdf, rtx, and odt as well). Identify the type of writing (poetry, short story, etc) in the subject line of the e-mail. Please limit any submission to 4000 words. Each author is limited to submitting 5 poems and/or 2 short stories/essays. Also, include your mailing address in the e-mail. The University Press of North Georgia retains first use copyright of material submitted. After publication, rights revert back to the author.

DEADLINE is May 3, 2013

Please see http://www.upng.org for more on the Stonepile Writers’ Anthologies and read previous submissions.

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