February 26 - March 1, 2014 • Savannah Marriott Riverfront • Savannah, GA

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Submission Guidelines

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Submission Guidelines

Submission Instructions


Submission Guidelines

Submission Instructions

Poster Submissions

Submissions Deadline

The submissions deadline has passed.


NEW: An eligible member may submit a proposal for a graphic fiction/graphic memoir poster or display showcasing an original work of graphic fiction or graphic memoir. Read rules: What Individuals Can Submit.

Submission Document(s) Required

A. Information Document

Create a Word document using the title of your graphic fiction or memoir as the file name and save the file as a .doc or .docx. Your document must contain the following information:

  1. Name of the presenter
  2. A description of your plan for displaying your work: Each presenter will have a six-foot table. You may choose to use that surface for a tri-fold poster or whatever display will best showcase your work. You will not be able to hang anything from the walls. You will need to erect your display at the beginning of the poster session and dismantle it at the end. You will need to be present throughout the poster session to discuss your work with convention attendees.
  3. A summary of your graphic fiction or memoir: This summary needs to establish the context for the sample you include with this submission

B. Sample of Your Work

  1. Create a PDF no more than 15 MB in size of six to seven pages of your work.

  2. Alternatively you may submit an online link to your work (if available) and include your link in your "Information Document."

Instructions for Poster Submissions

Step 1: Sign In

Step 2: Authors

Step 3: Add Submission

Step 4: Review and Save


Questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to englishconvention@niu.edu.

Submission Confirmations

Submitters will receive confirmations and acceptances through email using the email address associated with their account. Therefore it is vital that submitters keep their email addresses active through February 2014.

Please check your confirmation and retain it. The confirmation is a do not reply email from outreachhelp@niu.edu. It will include a five digit number that may be used as a reference in future communications with englishconvention@niu.edu.

Acceptance and Denial Notifications

Acceptance and denial notifications will be emailed on or before December 18, 2013.