Submission Guidelines

Deliberations: A Journal of First-Year Writing at Duke University is published annually, in the fall semester. We invite submissions of student writing, of any type or length, from any Writing 101 course.

The journal will be published simultaneously in print and online. This means that all traditional essays in Deliberations will also appear in the online version of the journal. Non-traditional projects, such as student-authored websites, digital collages, and online essays, will be represented in the journal through an abstract and images, with a QR code linked to the live site.

Please note that potential authors may submit group-authored work. Please list all authors on the submission form, but delegate one author to submit the piece. That author should include his or her address and phone number as instructed below.

Each student is able to submit one essay or project, so be sure to select your best work.

Instructions for submission

1. Submit your project in Microsoft Word (*.doc or *.docx), Adobe PDF (*.pdf), or PowerPoint (*.ppt or *.pptx), or by providing a url link for a web-based project (i.e. Prezi). The deadline to apply is Friday, May 5, 2017.

2. Use the following format for naming your file (your first name, your last name, then your instructor’s last name), if applicable:

firstname.lastname.instructor.doc (or docx, pdf, ppt, or pptx)

3. Be ready to provide information such as the citation style followed in your essay, your Writing 101 instructor's name, the name of the course, address, summer contact info, etc.

4. Only images that are public domain or free stock images will be considered for publication.  Be sure you can provide information about the photo credits for any images or other media used in your essay.  Please contact the Editor if you have questions.

5. Submit your project online

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If you have any questions about the submission process, or about Deliberations in general, please contact Sheryl welte Emch editor of Deliberations, at .