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Undergraduate Research Publications: Art & Literature

Art & Literature

The Agora is an on-line publication of Lynchburg College that specializes in responses to the great books of the world. Aiming to integrate classical ideas and issues with contemporary ones, the Agora takes its title from the marketplace at the heart of classical Athens. Student papers published in the Agora should reflect the writers’ ability to integrate ideas from readings from the classics and the great books in ways that demonstrate critical thinking and an awareness of the concerns of other disciplines.

Allegheny Review
The Allegheny Review is one of America's few nationwide literary magazines dedicated exclusively to undergraduate works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art. Published annually, the periodical showcases some of the best literature the nation's undergraduates have to offer. $250 is awarded to the best entry in poetry & prose. All submissions must be postmarked no later than November 15th.

Analecta is the official Literary and Fine Arts Journal at the University of Texas.  Analecta features a manifold collection of poetry, prose (both essays and fiction), dramatic works, and visual arts. $100 prizes will be awarded to one featured poet and one featured prose writer. All submissions must be postmarked no later than December 15th.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students. Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis. The journal is scheduled for publication in April and the submission deadline is in January of the year of publication.

Intersections is a peer-reviewed quarterly online journal that features student essays and theses from a wide range of disciplinary locations within the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. They welcome submissions from students outside the University of Washington community.

An annual undergraduate art & lit publication from UC Riverside. Although Mosaic is a UCR undergrad-run publication, submissions are not limited to students. All types of artistic endeavors are welcomed. Submission deadline January 31.

Oswald Review
The Oswald Review is a refereed undergraduate journal of criticism and research. Published annually in the fall, it accepts submissions in the field of English from undergraduates.  A faculty member's endorsement is required. Submission deadline March 31.

Plains Song Review
Plains Song Review is an interdisciplinary literary journal that explores a sense of place in the Great Plains through fiction, poetry, nonfiction essays and photographs and graphic literature of emerging and established writers and artists. Submissions are encouraged from, but not limited to, undergraduate college students. Plains Song Review is published each Spring. Undergraduate submissions are eligible for the Christine Pappas Award for Best Work, which includes a $200 prize and is presented at a special reading in April.

Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle
The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle is an annual English Honors Society journal that publishes literary non-fiction, fiction, and poetry containing the works of Sigma Tau Delta members. The best piece of writing in each category will be awarded five scholarships totaling more than $1,000.

Sigma Tau Delta Review 
The Sigma Tau Delta Review is an annual English Honors society literary journal that publishes critical essays on literature, rhetoric and composition, and essays devoted to pedagogical issues from 
Sigma Tau Delta members. The best piece of writing in each category will be awarded five scholarships totaling more than $1,000.

Watcher Junior
An undergraduate journal supporting film and media studies and the growing body of Whedon scholarship. Any work authored while an undergraduate is eligible for submission. Deadline submission is June 1.

Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research
A refereed journal dedicated to publishing research articles written by undergraduates in a wide variety of disciplines associated with rhetoric and writing. The Journal seeks theory-driven and/or research-based submissions from undergraduates on the following topics: writing, rhetoric, composition, professional writing, technical writing, business writing, discourse analysis, writing technologies, peer tutoring in writing, writing process, writing in the disciplines, and related topics. Submission deadline June 30.