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Student associations & publications

English students are active in our department, hosting and co-hosting many literary and scholarly events, publishing their own journals, and building a strong feeling of community amongst students.

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Concordia Association for Students in English (CASE)

The Concordia Association for Students in English (CASE) is for all students currently enrolled in any course offered by the English Department. CASE works at building a strong sense of community among students and between students and faculty within the department. We aim to promote student’s creative, academic, and social development through open mics, readings, student-faculty wine and cheese events, and the publication of an annual creative writing anthology.


Student Association of Graduates in English (SAGE)

SAGE represents the interests of all students in the MA and PhD programs in the Department of English at Concordia University. Our primary goal is to support the creative and critical work undertaken by graduate students. To that end, we host events throughout the year and fund student initiatives, such as the Concordia English Graduate Colloquium, our annual academic conference and publication of conference proceedings (this year taking place March 23-34 2018), and Headlight Anthology, our student-run literary publication. We also run Concordia Write Nights, a safe, collaborative space for students to get together and write without the distractions of social media, and have launched the Committee for Equity and Visibility in the Academy to maintain dialogue between students, faculty, and administration on issues of representation in the academy. SAGE builds a strong sense of community among students and faculty, and enhances personal and professional development.

Our executives are always looking for new projects and initiatives to support. If you have suggestions, questions, complaints, or want to learn how to get involved, e-mail Or check out our website for more information.



Soliloquies is Concordia University’s undergraduate literary journal. We accept poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, drama and art submissions bi-annually from writers and artists around the world. Our mission is two-tiered. We aim to provide the student body with valuable publishing, editing and design experience while showcasing new voices alongside more seasoned writers.Soliloquies began in 1997 as part of Concordia’s Art Matters festival. Since then, we have spread our wings by publishing more broadly and more frequently while maintain an all-Concordia editorial committee. We place an emphasis on artistic freedom and are looking for strong, unique voices that come together in a dialogue that represents the talented group of emerging writers in Montreal and elsewhere.

For more information on our submission guidelines and deadlines please visit our website at or email us at

Headlight Anthology

Concordia University’s graduate creative writing anthology, Headlight Anthology, is currently accepting submissions from Concordia alumni, undergrad and grad students from all disciplines for our No Exit issue. Send us prose, poetry and visual art that reflects this theme in form or content, including but not limited to work that explores perception, the freedom of constraints, hope and frustration, alienation, misanthropy, claustrophobia, traps and safe spaces, relationships, enigma and entrances.

  • Fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • Poetry (up to five pages or five poems)
  • Non-fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • Visual Art (up to five black and white images)
  • Experimental, mixed genre,  and genre fiction pieces are welcome.  

Submission Deadline:  TBA

About us

Headlight Anthology is a grad student-run anthology, published annually. Now in its seventeenth year, Headlight continues to publish the best in contemporary creative writing, from Concordia students and alumni. The anthology publishes poetry, short fiction, drama, creative non-fiction as well as mixed media.  Many of the authors published in Headlight have gone on to have successful careers as writers. Headlight Anthology functions as a vital part of the common, creative ground on which students and alumni of all disciplines across all Concordia departments can stand.  

For additional information, please visit our website:

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