Writing & Publishing

Annual English Undergraduate Conference

Contacts: Prof. Maria Assif (conference organizer; massif@utsc.utoronto.ca), Prof. Daniel Tysdal (creative writing; dtysdal@utsc.utoronto.ca)

Our undergraduate conference is held every Winter term, with submissions accepted in December or January (keep an eye out for announcements online and in class, as well as posters advertising the submission process and theme for the year). The conference is an important, unique opportunity for you to share your ideas with your peers and professors, and an excellent chance to get a glimpse of what English literature looks like as a professional discipline (should you be interested in graduate school or even a future career in the field). The conference covers both academic essays as well as creative writing pieces (fiction, poetry, and nonfiction), and submissions are welcome from any current UTSC student. Each year awards are given (including a cash prize) to the best critical and creative works.
You can check the Department website (in the Events Section) for previous conference programs and updates about this year’s conference.

The Scarborough Review

Website: http://thescarboroughreview.wordpress.com

Email: reviewthescarborough@gmail.com

Student Co-Executive Editors: Leru Xu and Zabrina Bobadilla
The Scarborough Review is our campus publication for undergraduate critical essays in English and the humanities. Previous issues and publication information can be found on their website, where you can also apply to be an editor.

Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair is the oldest campus literary magazine in Canada, and publishes an annual edition of creative literature of all kinds — poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, photography, and beyond. The deadline for submissions is usually in December, and each year Scarborough Fair is also looking for executive and editorial teams (usually at the end of the Spring semester). Further information can be found on their website and via social media. Scarborough Fair can also be found on Facebook at /scarfairmag