Writing for a Real World

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Writing for a Real World Issue Twelve (2013 - 2014)

A Multidisciplinary Anthology by USF Students

Editor: David Holler
Department of Rhetoric and Language

Writing for a Real World, now celebrating its twelth year of publication, is dedicated to providing a public forum for the finest undergraduate academic writing at the University of San Francisco. Created in partnership between the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Department Rhetoric and Language, WRW publishes refereed student writing with commentary from students and their instructors. We welcome not only essays and research papers but also scientific, business and technical reports. 

For a pdf copy of Issue Twelve, click here.

Copies of past issues are now available free online from Gleeson Library's Digital Collections

Our anthology is sold in the campus bookstore and used in courses that require writing. Each winning writer will receive a copy of the journal and an individual award. All winners and honorable mentions and their guests are invited to an awards reception on campus. 

Writing for a Real World 2014-2015 Submissions Guidelines

Entries not conforming to the rules as specified here may be disqualified.

• Submit entries to https://gnosis.usfca.edu/wrw/
• Please complete all information in the “My Info” and “Submit” fields online.
Deadline for submission is Monday, May 18 at 5:00 p.m.
IMPORTANT: The author's name and course information must NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript.
• Entrants must be undergraduates whose work was written for a USF course during the 2014-2015 academic year (Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015)
• Entries must be written primarily in English, double-spaced, in a standard font, with a title, page numbers, and a bibliography—all in one file. Entries without a bibliography may be disqualified.
• Each entry must be no more than 25 pages (Abstract, bibliography, and appendices do not count toward your 25 page total, please feel free to include these items).
• Entries must be the original work of the student. Co-authorship is acceptable as long as all authors are listed. Co-authors: please designate one primary contact.
• Students can enter two submissions per academic year (although only one winning entry per student can be published).
• Entries may be submitted by students or by their instructors with student consent.
• Authors will be responsible for the accuracy of their work, their quotations, and their documentation. If work is accepted for publication, author agrees to resolve queries from editors in a timely manner.
• Winning entries will be copy edited in Fall 2015 by students in an editing workshop. Books will be released in Spring 2016, sold in the USF bookstore, and published online via Gleeson Library’s Digital Collections. Back issues are available online at http://www.usfca.edu/library/dc/wrw/
• Publication rights remain with the authors.

Winners and honorable mention recipients will be announced during Summer 2015.

The thirteenth issue will be released in January 2016.

Please contact Professor Holler (dholler@usfca.edu) if you have any questions.

Publication Committee

David Holler, Editor
David Ryan, Executive Editor
Philip Hanson
Michelle LaVigne
Ana Rojas
Michael Rozendal