Crook & Folly, DePaul’s annual arts and literature magazine, opened for submissions starting January 25th, 2016. For those of you who love waiting until the last minute, the deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. That being said, if you are thinking of submitting, there’s a great reason to do so sooner rather than later: all submissions received between January 25th and February 8th will receive written feedback from the editors and will be eligible for resubmission. This is a unique opportunity for writers to revise their work before the final deadline with the help of the Crook & Folly staff.
Crook & Folly will also be hosting two open workshops in February. On February 15th from 2-5 p.m. and February 16th from 3-6 p.m., writers are encouraged to bring in their work and get immediate one-on-one feedback from a Crook & Folly staff member. The location of these workshops is TBD, so stay tuned!
The categories this year are: poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, dramatic literature, and micro prose. Dramatic lit includes one act plays or any other form of performative literature. Micro prose, which made its debut in 2015’s edition of Crook & Folly, is short, poignant pieces of prose, either fiction or non-fiction, told in 100-500 words. It’s like flash fiction, but expanded to include non-fiction as well.
Keep in touch with Crook & Folly’s events and deadlines by liking them on Facebook or following them on Twitter. Also, look for a collaborative event between The Writer’s Guild and Crook & Folly in early February.