New Deadline: November 20, 2013

TCEA CFP 2014Theme: “The Texas Frontier: Settlers, Spaces, and Sunrises”
2014 Conference Texas College English Association Conference
February 27-March 1, 2014
Lubbock Christian University
Lubbock, TX

Writers and scholars are invited to submit works that explore the frontier spirit of Texas. How do Texas writers embody an exploratory spirit as they write and create? How is the frontier spirit of Texas demonstrated in landscapes and mindscapes?

We welcome original creative writing as well as critical analyses that consider the frontier spirit of Texas as found in literature, drama, film, popular culture, music, dance, visual arts, and photography.

Reading/Presentation Time: 15 minutes maximum (around 8 pages). Scholarly submissions (never previously presented or published) may be complete papers or abstracts of 250-300 words. Poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction must be complete when submitted. Submissions will be judged by the TCEA Board through a blind review process.

Conference Submission Requirements
Submit abstracts or completed papers to Dr. Mary Nelson via email or mail (address below) no later than November 20, 2013:
Also include your own name, affiliation, and contact information.
A selection committee composed of the TCEA officers will evaluate the submissions and notify presenters by mid January.
In order to submit, you must be a member of TCEA.
Send submissions (via mail or email) by November 20, 2013 to:
Dr. Mary K. Nelson
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dallas Baptist University
3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211


Publication: Presenters will have the opportunity to submit their works for publication in SCOL: Scholarship and Creativity On Line, A Publication of the Texas College English Association; one presentation will also be selected for CCTE Studies.

TCEA sessions are scheduled 
in conjunction with the annual meetings of the Conference of College Teachers of English.

CCTE CFP 2014: Updated

Call for Papers
Annual Meeting, February 27-March 1, 2014
Lubbock Christian University
Submission deadline: October 21, 2013

The Conference of College Teachers of English (CCTE) welcomes scholarly papers, creative writing, and panels in all areas of literature and language, including linguistics and language studies, as well as the teaching of these areas. Also welcome are papers and panel proposals in teaching writing, ESL, developmental writing, and the virtual classroom. CCTE accepts only submissions that have not been read or published elsewhere.

• E-mail submissions only: Send to the appropriate session chair (see list below) by October 21.
• Timed presentations only: 7-9 double-spaced pages (15-18 minute reading time)
• No multiple submissions for CCTE: You may, of course, submit one piece for CCTE and another for TCEA (Texas College English Association), which meets jointly with CCTE. TCEA has its own CFP.
• Paper submissions: Full versions of conference papers are preferred but 500-word abstracts are accepted for initial consideration.
• Creative submissions: Works in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction must be complete when submitted.
• Panel proposals: These must include a full abstract or paper from each panel member. Each abstract or paper will be accepted or rejected individually.
• Blind judging: All abstracts, papers, creative pieces, and panel proposals MUST be submitted with two cover pages: one cover page with the title, presenter’s name, academic affiliation (or “Independent Scholar”), mailing address, telephone, and email address; and a second cover page with only the title of the presentation. The actual abstract, paper, creative writing, or panel proposal must be titled but bear NO writer identification on any of its pages.
• Prizes and publication in CCTE Studies: If their work is accepted for presentation, presenters must pay CCTE dues and register before the conference. Those who also want their work considered for prizes and publication must meet a February 3 deadline for dues, registration, and submission of full papers with release forms (publication release forms are sent out with acceptance letters).

Chairs for the 2014 CCTE Convention Program:
Literature, Film, Popular Culture: Deborah Kuhlmann,
Rhetoric, Comp, Tech Writing, Language Studies: Lisette Blanco-Cerda,
Creative Writing, Creative Non-Fiction: Steve Sherwood,
Deadline October 21 —