Working for 30 North will set you apart: Ours is one of the country's only national journals produced and written exclusively by undergraduates. You'll work closely with a faculty advisor who has years of experience editing national independent literary journals and learn firsthand how to layout, produce and distribute this annual publication. You'll also read and assess creative fiction, poetry, drama and essay submissions.
By learning to identify pieces worthy of publication, you'll strengthen your own writing-after all, being a skilled writer starts with being a skilled reader. Exposure to a broad range of styles and genres will also enhance your own use of rich images, interesting characters, evocative metaphors and engaging plots.
You can also:
- Earn academic credit by joining the 30 North staff.
- Showcase your creativity by reading your own work, playing music or performing a stand-up comedy routine at the Underground, an open mic night sponsored by the 30 North.
- Network with the creative writing community, small independent presses, and the literary scene around Chicago.
- Connect with students on campus and across the country who share your editorial interests