Grassroots | English | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts


The purpose of Grassroots is to provide undergraduate students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with the chance to publish their literary efforts. Our staff will evaluate various works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry and publish the very best of them.

For current submission information to Grassroots, please see the last page of the current Grassroots, email us at or stop by our office in Faner 2226

Grassroots sponsors the annual Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, an annual three-day festival featuring readings, panels, and book signings by writers from across the nation.

Grassroots also sponsors the annual Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards in Poetry and Prose. These awards recognize one poet and one prose writer (fiction or literary nonfiction) for a collection of work, a novel, or memoir published in the preceding year.