NULC Deadlines, Categories and Criteria
» Submissions for the National Undergraduate Literature Conference will be accepted beginning October 30, 2023, and close February 15, 2024. Submissions should consist of a 300-500-word abstract; see specifics below. Previously, NULC has asked for full works to be submitted, however due to the volume of submissions, please submit ONLY an abstract.
- American Literature
- British Literature
- World Literature
- Panel Proposals
- Digital Literacy
- Professional and Technical Writing
- Research on Literature in Spanish
- Creative Works in Spanish
- Memoir (biographical or autobiographical essay)
- Creative Nonfiction
Participants must be undergraduate students enrolled during the 2023–2024 academic year and have not yet attended graduate school.
Submission must be original work.
Abstracts should be roughly 350-500 words and address the following:
- Title and Name of Presenter
- Name of Endorsing Professor
- Name of College or University
- Subject and Scope of Paper
The endorsing professor should review the full paper, poems, essays, fiction, etc. before students attend the conference. Each presenter will have a maximum of 15 minutes to make their presentation. Original poetry submissions have a three-poem minimum and five-poem maximum. Those presenting poetry or any other creative work will have the same 15-minute reading limit.
Students are encouraged to be creative in presentations of their work and might consider using presentation software to present key points from their work, though reading a paper is also welcome. AV Equipment is available in each session for presenters who would like to use technology as part of their presentation/reading.
Examples of an abstract and presentation:
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