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Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric


Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric publishes research and theoretical articles from undergraduates on writing, writers, rhetoric, discourse, language, and related topics.

“Young scholars” refers not to age but to experience with research in writing, rhetoric, and related topics. We invite all undergraduates to submit their research on these subjects!



Young Scholars in Writing will begin accepting submissions for Vol. 16 in January, 2018.

When we reopen for submissions, visit our Online Submissions page or see the About page.

We will be accepting submissions to our Articles section, our Spotlight on First-Year Writing section (for research by students in first-year college writing courses), and our Comments & Response section (for responses to articles published in previous issues of YSW).

Submissions for Volume 16 will be accepted from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2018.

Visit our Facebook page for updates and community.

Congratulations to the many young scholars who have published in the pages of our journal!

Young Scholars is generously hosted and supported by Montana State University and edited by Dr. Doug Downs. Please address all inquiries to Dr. Downs at

Zoe Snider

Young Scholars in Writing

Young Scholars in Writing is pleased to announce that Dr. Doug Downs at Montana State University will be taking the reins as editor of the journal beginning with volume 13. The author (with Elizabeth Wardle) of the influential Writing about Writing textbook as well as countless essays and book chapters, Dr. Downs will bring his keen intellect, boundless energy, and astute eye for ground-breaking ideas to the work of editing YSW. Dr. Downs has been a member of YSW’s editorial board since 2008, and he helped launch the journal’s “Spotlight on First-Year Writing.” The editorial board is feels fortunate indeed to have such an outstanding scholar, teacher, and colleague serving as YSW’s leader.

All editorial queries and submissions for volume 13 can be directed to Dr. Downs

Young Scholars in Writing new website can be found at Montana State University.


Connotation Press accepts submissions


CP_Logo500Connotation Press accepts submissions in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, play writing, screenplay, interview, book review, music review, video (for spoken word or music or…), etc. Basically, we′re looking at virtually every genre or crossover genre you can create.

Connotation Press only accepts online submissions, and we read submissions all year long. We generally will respond to submissions within six weeks; if you don′t hear back from us by then, feel free to inquire about the status of your manuscript. Please wait for a response before sending a second submission in any one genre.

We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We only accept original, previously unpublished work. Translations should be submitted with original texts. Indicate that you have copyright clearance and/or author permission.

If your work is chosen for publication, we may ask for a brief interview, conducted by one of our editors, in addition to a traditional author′s bio and a photograph.

What Digital Formats We Accept

Text Submissions: .doc or .rtf
Visual Art Submissions: .jpg or .png
Video Submissions: AVI, MPG, MP4
No PDF Format

Guidelines by Genre

You must include a headshot (jpg, gif, png) and a short bio.

POETRY: Please submit not less than three and not more than five poems per submission.

FICTION: Please submit one story of any length or chapter at a time, or 1-5 flash fiction pieces.

CREATIVE NONFICTION: Please submit one piece of any length or segment of a piece of any length at a time.

DRAMA: Please submit original, previously unpublished full-length plays written in English.  One-acts are also acceptable, but please do not submit more than one play (full-length or one-act) at a time.  Translations, musicals, and children’s plays are not accepted.  All submissions should be typed in standard professional play format. Please include a title page that shows the play’s title, the author′s name, copyright information, and year of authorship.  A cover letter with a brief biography, production history and contact information may also be included.  All submissions should be in MSWord (.doc or .rtf).  To give us time to read your play, please allow six months after submitting.

INTERVIEW: Submit a short treatment about the subject before submitting.

REVIEWS: We will read all unsolicited reviews. However, if you would prefer to submit an inquiry first, we welcome that as well.

VIDEO-POETRY: Please submit one at a time due to file size restrictions on attachments.

UNDERGRAD: For the undergrad section we are asking writing teachers around the world for their best and brightest new writers. Our hope is that the teacher will introduce the undergrad to Connotation Press and assist her or him to compile a submission. For some new writers this will be their first submission process, and we gratefully welcome those writers.

When documentation is required for any submission, please use MLA style format.

Connotation Press holds first serial rights for material that we publish. The copyright automatically reverts to the author upon publication. We do not require that material be copyrighted prior to submission. Additionally, Connotation Pressretains the right to publish and reproduce the work in print and electronic or website publications, in the original format or as part of an anthology or compilation, and to authorize third-party online databases that reprint Connotation Press materials to publish and reproduce the work.

Thanks, and Good Luck!

13th Floor Magazine seeks writing + art

Submission Guidelines

How We Publish

13th Floor Magazine will be publishing twice a year, at the start of the Spring and Fall semesters. Each issue will be an ebook and print edition sold via The ebook will be free for the first week of publication, as well as all previous issues. We are a student run and self funded organization, and unfortunately cannot pay authors or artists. Please use this free promotional week to obtain your copy of the ebook.

Publishing to Amazon means that anyone in the world can purchase the ebook and read your work. Our very first issue was read by over 100 people in the US, Italy, Canada, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. It’s a great opportunity for exposure!

Types of Work Accepted

Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, micro-fiction, novella, personal essays, comics, drama, painting, photography, transcripts, epic poems — there are no limits to your creativity. Put your heart and soul into it!

Reading Period

Ongoing. Submission deadlines for individual issues will be publicized.

Submission Format – Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction

  • Files should be in the following formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf
  • Files should be named as the title of the piece and the genre only (e.g. MockOrange_poetry.doc).
  • Do not put your name anywhere in the document. Do not put your name in the filename. We read blind, so that our editors do not know the name of the submitter.
  • Include a brief bio in the body of your email (NOT in your submission document file) maximum 150 words. How you write your bio is up to you, but remember to keep it professional and as polished as your submission. If your submission is accepted for publication, your bio will be included in the magazine. Bios may be edited.
  • Indicate the genre your piece fits into. For example, prose poetry, flash fiction, micro fiction, noir, short fiction, nonfiction, etc.
  • All prose and poetry should be double spaced and in a standard font such as Times New Roman or Arial.
  • Ensure your submission has been thoroughly edited for spelling and grammar so that it represents your best work possible. We follow the standards of the Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
  • For more tips on professionally formatting your document for submission, please read Formatting 101 by Marlys Pearson.

Submission Format – Visual Art

  • A professional-quality photograph should be taken of your artwork and submitted as a  .jpg minimum 300 dpi. Consider presentation when taking your photograph. For example, if you are taking a photo of your painting, be sure it’s not angled and is cropped appropriately. If you are taking a photo of your sculpture, choose a simple background free from clutter such as furniture and doorways. Photograph using natural or natural-colored lighting to preserve the integrity of your colors. Ensure your image is free of glares that will make it hard to see your work.
  • Do not put your name in the filename. Use the title of your work in the filename only.
  • Include a brief bio in the body of your email (NOT in your submission document file) maximum 150 words. How you write your bio is up to you, but remember to keep it professional and as polished as your submission. If your submission is accepted for publication, your bio will be included in the magazine. Bios may be edited.
  • Indicate the medium your artwork is in. For example, “oil paint on canvas” or “felt, buttons, cotton thread and polyfil in sculpture format.”
  • If your work is chosen for the cover, we may need to alter the dimensions in order to accommodate the cover format. If you do not want to be considered for the cover, please indicate that in the body of your email submission.

Email Submission

Once you have professionally prepared your submission, email it to Don’t forget to include your bio in the body of your email!

Good Luck!

JUROS—the Journal for Undergraduate Research at Ohio State—is a peer-reviewed journal that accepts research from all disciplines!

JUROS Submission Deadline Extended to February 1st!

Do you want to publish your research? JUROS—the Journal for Undergraduate Research at Ohio State—is a peer-reviewed journal that accepts research from all disciplines! We are currently looking for submissions to our spring 2016 publication. We have extended our deadline to Monday, February 1st, 2016. If you publish with us, you can get a permanent citation to add to your CV. We accept abstracts, feature articles, and full research manuscripts. You can read more about submitting to JUROS at or click here for the full submission guide!

Please be aware that throughout December our website will be undergoing updates and maintenance. If you experience any problems, please keep trying!

You can also contact us with any questions at

Register for SURC 2016 at Cobleskill


We are pleased to announce that on-line registration for SURC 2016 is now open: Registration is $25 per attendee. Payments can be made for a single attendee or for a group of attendees from the same institution. Payment options include credit card, billing of institution, and onsite payments.

Keynote Speaker

We are also pleased to announce that renowned cancer researcher, Jill Bargonetti, will be the keynote speaker at SURC 2016. Dr Bargonetti  is Professor of Biological Sciences at Hunter College. She earned her B.A. at SUNY College at Purchase and her Ph.D. at New York University. She also did postdoctorate work at Columbia University. More information about her address will be forthcoming.

Students can still submit proposals on-line to present at SURC 2016 through 5 February 2016. If you have any questions concerning the research application, please

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in April!


J. M. Anderson, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Business and Liberal Arts and Sciences

SUNY Cobleskill

111 Schenectady Avenue

Wheeler Hall, Room 216

Cobleskill, New York 12043

Tel: 518.255.5413

Fax: 518.255.5113

The Lyric College Poetry Contest

The Lyric College Poetry Contest

The Lyric

A poetry contest for undergraduates enrolled full time in an American or Canadian college or university.

Submission Description:

Submit up to three poems of thirty-nine lines or less each, and written in traditional forms, preferably with regular scansion and rhyme, by email to: tanyacimATaolDOTcom, or by mail: The Lyric College Contest, c/o Tanya Cimonetti, 1393 Spear Street, South Burlington, VT 05403. The following information must appear on each poem: Student’s name and complete address; College’s name and complete address.

Prize: First Place: $500; Second Place: $100
Simultaneous Submissions: Unknown
Submissions Method:

  • Postal: The Lyric College Contest, c/o Tanya Cimonetti, 1393 Spear Street, South Burlington, VT 05403
  • Email: tanyacimATaolDOTcom

Entry Fee: $0
Deadline: December 1, 2015
Posted: September 10, 2015

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Paper Competition

Research Paper Competitions at ICPSR

We are now accepting applications for two 2016 competitions (ICPSR Undergraduate and ICPSR Master’s), which are listed below.

2016 ICPSR Research Paper Competitions (Undergraduate & Master’s categories)

For papers on any topic using data from the ICPSR General Archive or Thematic Collections.

Awards: $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place. There are separate undergraduate and master’s prizes for this competition.


  • Entrants must be current master’s or undergraduate students, or recent graduates who graduated on or after April 1, 2015. (Students who graduated before April 1, 2015, are not eligible.)
  • Entrants must be from ICPSR member institutions.
  • Entrants may be from the US or outside the US.

Entry Requirements — ICPSR Competitions

All entries must meet the following criteria:

  • Author Status: Must be an undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduate (graduated on or after April 1, 2015).
  • Coauthorship: Papers written by more than one student are permitted. Coauthored or multiple-authored winners will share the specified monetary awards.
  • Single Submission: Only one paper entered by author, whether as sole author or as a coauthor.
  • Single Category: Only one competition category may be entered by an author.
  • Student Authorship: Papers coauthored with faculty are not eligible. Only student-authored papers are eligible.
  • Originality: Each paper must be an original analysis and must be the author’s own work. Papers previously published are not eligible.
  • ICPSR Data: Each paper must analyze data held in the ICPSR archive or one of the Thematic Collections. (Students may use a dataset accessed from another source if ICPSR also holds a copy of the same dataset.)
  • Work Product: Papers submitted must be the product of work toward completion of an undergraduate or master’s degree.
  • Preparation: Paper adheres to preparation requirements (see below).
  • Entry Form: Entry form is completed and submitted (see below).
  • Deadline: All papers and corresponding entry forms must be received by midnight Pacific Standard Time, January 31, 2016.