39th Annual NULC Conference


NULC Deadlines, Categories and Criteria 


» Submissions for the National Undergraduate Literature Conference will be accepted beginning October 30, 2023, and close February 15, 2024. Submissions should consist of a 300-500-word abstract; see specifics below. Previously, NULC has asked for full works to be submitted, however due to the volume of submissions, please submit ONLY an abstract.



  • American Literature
  • British Literature
  • World Literature
  • Panel Proposals
  • Digital Literacy
  • Professional and Technical Writing
  • Research on Literature in Spanish
  • Creative Works in Spanish

Creative Works

  • Memoir (biographical or autobiographical essay)
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Fiction
  • Poetry 


Participants must be undergraduate students enrolled during the 2023–2024 academic year and have not yet attended graduate school.
Submission must be original work.
Abstracts should be roughly 350-500 words and address the following: 

  1. Title and Name of Presenter
  2. Name of Endorsing Professor 
  3. Name of College or University
  4. Subject and Scope of Paper
  5. Conclusions

» Suggested abstract guidelines

The endorsing professor should review the full paper, poems, essays, fiction, etc. before students attend the conference. Each presenter will have a maximum of 15 minutes to make their presentation. Original poetry submissions have a three-poem minimum and five-poem maximum. Those presenting poetry or any other creative work will have the same 15-minute reading limit. 

Students are encouraged to be creative in presentations of their work and might consider using presentation software to present key points from their work, though reading a paper is also welcome. AV Equipment is available in each session for presenters who would like to use technology as part of their presentation/reading. 

Examples of an abstract and presentation:


Submitting Abstract

By clicking on the link below you will be redirected to a Canvas page and prompted to make a new user or login for the NULC Submissions. Please use your college/university student email. Once logged into the Canvas page, click "Go to Courses" for further instructions.

Submit Abstract                                                                                                





October 30, 2023 - February 15, 2024

You will be contacted via email if your work is accepted for presentation.
At that point, you will be invited to register for the conference.


February 15 - March 15, 2024 (Regular Registration, $140)
March 16 - March 27, 2024 (Late Registration, $150)

Registration opportunities may not be available after March 22, 2024.