What’s New With Our Students

… with our students?

Editing and Publishing Experience

Each semester, our students have the opportunity to get real world experience in literary publishing and editing, through internships, service learning activities, and in-class projects.

Magazines, presses, and anthologies our students have worked for include:

Curbside Splendor

Stirring: A Literary Collection
Sundress Publications
The Best of the Net Anthology


In Spring 2012, UIS Creative Writing Students edited Stirring, a nationally renowned online literary journal. Their editorial work was overseen by Dr. Cass, as part of ENG 271, Introduction to Poetry Writing, and ENG 470A Advanced Fiction Writing.

Check out the issues we edited!


T.A. Noonan recently visited campus for a reading T.A. Noonan
and workshop with UIS students. Check out a
Noonan poem here



Bonnie Jo Campbell Reading

National Book Award nominee, Bonnie Jo
Campbell,spoke with ENG 470 Fiction Writing
students about craft, publishing, and the writing life.

Click here to view Bonnie Jo’s reading
Bonnie Jo Campbell

Are you a graduate of either the English graduate program or the English undergraduate program? Have you achieved something special since leaving UIS? If so, contact us and share your news!