The University of Iowa

New Contest and Open Positions for Earthwords

EARTHWORDS Editorial Board Applications (Open from April 2nd-April 14th)

EARTHWORDS is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill several positions on their editorial board for the 2018-2019 school year. Established in 1980, EARTHWORDS showcases and structures a community around the best undergraduate literary and artistic talent at the University of Iowa, and provides students with the experience of producing a literary magazine in real time.  While EARTHWORDS’ board, style, and length change every year, its dedication to promoting the creative works of the University of Iowa’s undergraduate body remains a constant in every issue. 

Positions opening next year include: 

        -Genre Editors in Art & Photography, Drama, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry, who are in charge of soliciting, reading, and selecting work for publication 

        -PR Coordinators and Web Editors who write copy for press releases and manage advertising, social media, and the website.  

All staff members will coordinate and advertise events, network with other student orgs on campus, and learn how to carry a publication from the submissions process all the way through to the release party.  

The deadline for applications is APRIL 14.

Interested? Fill out an application: 

Want to learn more about EARTHWORDS?  Check out their website: 

Don't want to miss any EARTHWORDS updates?  Like them on Facebook:

Also, don't forget to stop by the Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing (305N Communications Center) and pick up a FREE copy of their 38th Issue!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Harrison Cook, Editor-in-Chief, at

EARTHWORDS Drama Contest

Earthwords is excited to announce its new Drama Contest—"Plays Gone Astray: Scenes on Being Lost." The contest is open now until March 19th. Submit your piece at their website: 

Submissions are open to any undergraduate student at the University of Iowa. Pieces must be 10-20 pages and contain the theme of being lost.
Winners will be announced March 24th, and the prize, a reading of the winning scenes at Public Space One, will take place on March 30th.