New Voices 2015 is just around the corner, and we have a great schedule of presentations for this year’s conference from start to end. To assist with participant preparations, we wanted to remind everyone about the details regarding registration.

Registration for the conference will be completed on-site beginning at 3PM on Thursday, February 5, and will run throughout the conference. The registration fees for this conference are as follows.

Georgia State Students: $25
Non-Georgia State Students: $30

Registration payments can be made using either cash or check. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the New Voices Planning Committee.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week!

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2015 Conference Schedule Now Available

New Voices would like to thank everyone who submitted a panel or individual proposal for the 2015 Conference. Submissions for panel and individual presentations for the 2015 New Voices conference are now closed and all submissions have been notified of their acceptance status. We received some fantastic submissions and are really looking forward to the presentations at this year’s conference!

With the closing of submissions for panels and presentations, we are also excited to announce that the tentative 2015 Conference schedule is now available. Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change as we finalize the schedule for all conference participants. All updates to the schedule will be posted to the new Schedule page of our website; therefore, we encourage attendees as participants to check back often.

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Extended Submission Deadline for 2015 New Voices Conference

New Voices is excited to announce that we have received several outstanding submissions for the 2015 New Voices Conference. To help make this year’s conference even better, we are excited to announce that we are extending the deadline for individual and panel submissions to January 15, 2015. For more information, check out our updated CFP. Proposals can be submitted via our online forms on our Forms page.

Additionally, we are also happy to announce that the registration deadline for two of our inaugural creative writing workshops, “Death and Poetry” and “Death and Fiction,” as well as the annual Creative Writing Reading Night has also been extended to January 15, 2015. For more information, please see our updated CFP. Please note that space for participating in these three events is limited; therefore, we do encourage you to register as soon as possible. Registration for these events can be completed by submitting your registration via the respective online forms on our Forms page.

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2015 New Voices Conference Theme Announcement

New Voices would like to congratulate Andrea Rogers on the selection of her proposal for the 2015 New Voices Theme submission “The Rule of Threes: Death, Humor, and Repetition.” Please see below for a full description of the theme.

“The Rule of Threes: Death, Humor, and Repetition.”

“At the intersection of death and humor is a central rule: the rule of threes. This rule stipulates that if one person dies, two more will follow. Similarly, the rules of humor suggest that something must occur three times in order to be funny.  This theme seeks to investigate the multiple intersections of humor and death and their relationships to the humanities by asking where humor and death intersect and how the concept of repetition plays a part in these relationships.”

We would like to thank everyone for their submissions for this proposal as well as your participation in the voting for this year’s theme. We received some great submissions for this call and had a great response for the voting. Thank you all for helping to make this upcoming New Voices Conference a great one!

Please check back in the coming months for updates regarding mentoring sessions and calls for papers related to this great theme. Also, be sure to sign up for our mailing list and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest from New Voices.

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Updates from the 03.28.2014 New Voices Planning Meeting

This last Friday at the latest New Voices planning meeting, the committee members and attendees discussed the status of some of the current projects in progress.

To begin, the minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved by the attendees and can now be found on our website for review at the following link: New Voices Planning Committee Minutes from 07 Mar. 2014. The minutes from this meeting will also be made available online once they have been approved at the next meeting.

Additionally, New Voices is excited to announce that we will be releasing a call for 2015 Conference Theme Description Proposals soon. Please check back often for more updates regarding this  call. We will also be posting more information about our Spring 2014 fundraising event within the coming weeks, so be sure to check back for the latest information.

Lastly, New Voices is happy to announce that our e-mail address has officially changed. Our new e-mail address is now If you have any questions or would like to get involved with New Voices, please feel free to contact us. And, if you haven’t already done so, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to receive more communications from New Voices.

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Spring 2014 Fundraising Meeting (Part 1)

As mentioned in our last posting, we are opening up a Google Doc for all those who would like to contribute ideas to the Spring 2014 Fundraising meeting scheduled for this Friday (March 14) at 1:00 p.m. but are unable to attend. You may also post ideas if you are planning on coming to the meeting and would just like to have them written in the document before hand.

To access this document, please follow the link for the Spring 2014 Fundraising Ideas & Planning sheet. This link should bring you to a page that will prompt one of the New Voices staff to add you as a collaborator. You may also e-mail us to request access to this document, and we will be happy to add you as well. Once in the document, please fill out a row by providing your name, a brief explanation of your idea, a proposed date for the event, and any additional notes for consideration. Additionally, feel free to mark the last box in an idea’s row for which you would like to cast a vote. We look forward to discussing all of this input at Friday’s meeting.

Please be sure to check back here for more updates after the meeting, and don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list for more updates.

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Several Quick Reminders

  • Please fill out our meeting survey  if you haven’t already. We want to set up meeting times for the rest of the semester.
  • If you are interested in a co-chair position, please send your letter of intent to the New Voices:
  • If you are interested in a committee chair position, either send us an email expressing interest or come to our next meeting
  • Mark your calendars for our next meeting: March 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm in the Graduate Student Lounge on the 9th Floor of Langdale Hall


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New Voices Chair Search

Are you looking to add to your CV line? Want to have the competitive edge on the job market? Interested in the idea of running a conference?

If you’ve considered any of these possibilities, then New Voices is for you!

We are in the process of appointing a 2nd chairperson to the New Voices committee. This will be for a two-year tenure and your first year will be spent being trained by the 1st chair.  We have opened this search up to the entire English graduate student community. You do not need to have had previous experience volunteering for New Voices, just an interest in helping plan this growing graduate student conference.

To apply:

  • Send a letter of intent to by March 3rd
  • In your email, please provide several times you are able to meet with the 1st chair to discuss the position
  • 2nd Chair will be appointed at the March 7th 12:30pm New Voices Meeting (Grad student lounge in the English Department)

Remember, New Voices is open to all GSU English graduate students (M.A./Ph.D/Lit Studies/Comp Rhet/Creative Writing). If you are a member of the GEA (which you are), you are eligible to participate in this committee.

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Orientation Day Meeting Notes

So we don’t usually put our meeting minutes up here on the blog. Mostly that has to do with the fact that we have no secretary. New Grad students – wanna volunteer??

It is important to note however, that we are going to have a back to school bake sale at the end of September. We need people to get involved.

Also – our first official meeting of the semester, where YOU are invited to get involved as much or as little as you would like, is coming up.

September 11th – 10AM – in the Grad Lounge – 9th floor of Langdale Hall

Please contact us at if you have any questions, suggestions, or comments.

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New Year – New Voices

Hey all you New Voices people!

We will be holding our first meeting to talk about New Voices 2014 this coming Thursday February 21st at 2:20PM in the Kell Hall basement coffee shop.

Please feel free to come and give us some new ideas, new direction, new themes! We want to see you and get you involved!

See you there!

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