Journal Twenty Twenty Launch at Boulder Bookstore

All members of the Boulder community are invited to attend an annual event honoring excellent undergraduate writing, put forth by the Program for Writing and Rhetoric at University of Colorado at Boulder. Due to the success of previous issues, Journal Twenty Twenty, an undergraduate creative nonfiction journal, is proud to announce the Launch of our 2016 print issue: Friday, March 11 at Boulder Bookstore from 7 to 9 pm. We are pleased to be able to Launch again at Boulder Bookstore. This event will highlight the writers, artists, and staff of our fifth issue–V-IV. This event is sponsored by the Program for Writing and Rhetoric at The University of Colorado at Boulder.

Date: March 11, 2016 Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Location: Boulder Bookstore, on Pearl Street Mall, Downtown Boulder, Colorado

Cost: This is a free event open to the public, with free copies available of Journal Twenty Twenty V-IV

Photo Opportunities: Contact Daniel Kim

Media Contact: Daniel Kim

Phone: 719-331-1052


About Journal Twenty Twenty

Journal Twenty Twenty is an undergraduate creative nonfiction journal published at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  The journal celebrates all forms of creative nonfiction: new voices in memoir and personal essay, new journalism, portraiture, and more.

Although other such journals have sprung up across the country, when Journal Twenty Twenty debuted in Spring of 2013, it was the only journal that:

  • Featured only Creative Nonfiction,
  • Only by Undergraduate Writers–with only Undergraduate Art,
  • With Editing, Art Direction, Layout and Design, and Production done by Undergraduates,
  • In beautiful Print.

Journal Twenty Twenty also has an associated club for both Undergraduates and Graduates at CU Boulder, The Creative Non Fiction Club, that promotes Creative Nonfiction throughout CU Boulder’s campus and supports a community of fellow writers.

Journal Twenty Twenty is supported by the Program for Writing and Rhetoric at CU Boulder. The journal is printed by CU Imaging Services.

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Win $500! Thompson Awards for our friends at the Center of the American West


You could have five hundred dollars sitting on your hard drive, or better yet, sitting in some untapped corner of your mind. We are looking for entries for our 16th annual Thompson Awards for Western Writing and first prize in each of the four categories is five hundred dollars! So all you fiction writers, poets, academics, journalists, and memoirists have a shot and best of all, there’s no entry fee. So let us know what you see, what you know, what you feel, what you’ve experienced of the American West and perhaps we’ll be able to turn it into accolades and cash!

This is a blind contest, so that judges will not know the names of the student contestants. So make sure that the work you submit does not include your name. See contest rules for eligibility and other details.

To enter the 2015/2016 contest, click here for the entry form.

Writing Due October 15 and Art Due November 10

Journal Twenty Twenty is taking Writing Submissions until October 15. We are always happy to accept art submissions ongoing. You will receive a response by November 10. Please click on the “SUBMIT” link above and read our guidelines carefully.  We seek all forms of Creative Nonfiction:

  • New Journalism
  • Lyric Essays
  • Graphic Creative Nonfiction
  • Creative Nonfiction Scholarship
  • Travel Writing
  • Food Writing
  • Sports Stories
  • Humor
  • –and yes, Memoir