Digital America

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Jul 162013

We believe that Millennials have a unique perspective on the role of digitization in our culture and around the world. We also believe that some student work deserves a second life beyond the classroom. Digital America is a new journal project that seeks to bring these two beliefs together. Housed in the American Studies Program at the University of Richmond, our journal will publish cutting edge student work on digital culture and American life.

Additional journals where you might suggest your undergrads send their writing can be found on my Delicious page.

Students submitting work

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Oct 212011

Almost every semester, I come across some gems. Some are more polished than others, but each is unique, brilliant, and something others might find valuable.

When I find such a piece of writing from a student in my magazine or creative nonfiction class, I encourage the writer to send the piece to a magazine, newspaper, or literary journal. Sometimes they get published, sometimes they don’t, but the experience is always educational.
@ Berkeley Beacon

This piece from one of our Emerson colleagues about students submitting their writing could be worth sharing, particularly in WR121, because several FYWP (myself included) have encouraged students to send out projects from that class to be considered for publication. Personally, I’m not a fan of requiring students to submit, for reasons mentioned in this article but also because as a reader of a slushpile it can be overwhelming and a little frustrating. But I do think it’s worth encouraging a student when their work really is ready to go out.

On a related note, here’s a list of journals focusing on undergraduate writing.

Kairos 16.1–Unde​rgraduate Scholars in Writing and Rhetoric

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Aug 162011

Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy is pleased to announce the release of Issue 16.1 for Fall 2011.  This special issue, (Re)mediating the Conversation: Undergraduate Scholars in Writing and Rhetoric, is guest edited by Shannon Carter and Bump Halbritter and rises from several related questions: What does undergraduate research in new media look like? How do we support it in the classroom? How do we support it beyond the classroom?

Community Literacy Journal

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Aug 242010

If you aren’t already reading Community Literacy Journal, this is a good time to check it out:

The editors of the Community Literacy Journal are happy to announce that both issues of CLJ’s Volume 4 have just been published. Because of our late printing and mailing this year, we’ve also made the two entire issues available at no cost online, via PDF files. Go to, log in – registration is free – and select issues 4.1 or 4.2. 5.1 and 5.2 will be published at the regular times this Fall and Spring. Also, CLJ is becoming part of Project Muse, which means that we should now have electronic access to it through the college library.

Publications for undergraduates

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Jan 262010

It’s no secret lots of great writing is being produced by the students in FYWP, and I know that some instructors already encourage students to submit their work for publication. So I’d like to start a list of publications (other than those based at Emerson) encouraging submissions from undergraduates. There’s no reason undergrads need to restrict themselves to those venues, of course, but it may be less intimidating for writers just starting to submit. And please, if you know of other publications that should be included, please share them in the comments — I know this is far from a comprehensive list. Also, several of these websites don’t seem to be updated as often as the journal is published, but as far as I can tell all of these are still active publications.

Also, here are two other lists, offering a number of other possibilities, especially those focused on research rather than literary genres:

If you know of any journals I’ve missed, please feel free to add them in the comments.


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