FAQ

What is the Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival?

The Devil’s Kitchen Fall Literary Festival is an annual three-day festival featuring readings, panels, and book signings by writers from across the nation. The festival is held on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is sponsored by Grassroots, SIUC’s undergraduate literary magazine.

How is the Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival funded?

The festival is sponsored by Grassroots, the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of English’s undergraduate creative magazine. The Devil’s Kitchen Fall Literary Festival is made possible by the SIUC Fine Arts Activity Fee, the SIUC Department of English, the SIUC College of Liberal Arts, the Crab Orchard Review, and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.

Is the Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival coming back?

Yes! the Festival is returning in 2022. We are currently on hiatus due to the pandemic.

What works can be submitted to the Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival in 2022?

Works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that were published in 2020 and 2021 can be submitted to the Festival. We will have more details on the submission process in early 2022.