Journals for Undergraduate Writers

1. Undergraduate Research in English Studies and Comparative Literature

Young Scholars in Writing
A refereed journal dedicated to publishing research articles written by undergraduates in a wide variety of disciplines associated with rhetoric and writing. Young Scholars in Writing is funded by Pennsylvania State University, Berks-Lehigh Valley College.

UCB Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
Showcases the best undergraduate work in comparative literature across the nation, treating a broad range of topics including but not limited to theoretical literary discourse, international trends in literature, and comparisons of two particular national literatures.

SURJ: Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal
An annual peer-reviewed publication of research articles written primarily by Stanford undergraduates, but also by well-qualified students at other institutions, from all academic fields. SURJ encourages students to become interested in research by displaying examples of what is studied and by offering the means of communicating knowledge between these disciplines to achieve a holistic effect. SURJ is published electronically on the web, with print issues released annually.

The Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review
The PUR aims to bring research to the forefront of undergraduate awareness. The PUR is a multidisciplinary journal that accepts papers from around the world.

Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal
An online journal for undergraduate students to publish their academic papers. It is run by and for undergraduate students. The L.U.R.J. is international in scope, and welcomes papers from all undergraduates.

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English (University of South Carolina Aiken)
A refereed undergraduate journal of criticism and research. Published annually, it accepts submission in the field of English from undergraduates in this country and abroad.  A faculty member’s endorsement is required.

The Sigma Tau Delta Review
An annual journal that publishes critical essays on literature, essays on rhetoric and composition, and essays devoted to pedagogical issues.

2. Undergraduate Literary Magazines

Plain china (Bennington College)
A national literary anthology that showcases the best undergraduate writing from across the country while providing a venue for top-notch artwork as well. The work of undergraduates has often been featured only in their respective institutions; with this anthology, we want to honor and connect young writers and artists, and to create a collective narrative reflective of and relevant to the undergraduate writing experience.

 Prairie Margins
The national undergraduate literary magazine at Bowling Green State University. Publishing writers since 1963, the magazine promotes undergraduate writing nationwide by providing a venue through which talented newcomers to the art of writing can be introduced to a wide audience every year with a print issue. Prairie Margins accepts poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, and photography.

 The Albion Review
A national literary journal based out of Albion College in Michigan. Published annually since 2004, The Review features works of short fiction, poetry, essays, and visual art.

The Allegheny Review: A National Undergraduate Literary Journal
In its 31st year of publication this journal is one of America’s few nationwide literary magazines dedicated exclusively to undergraduate works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and artwork. Published annually, the periodical showcases some of the best literature the nation’s undergraduates have to offer.

Susquehanna Review
An annual national undergraduate journal run by students at Susquehanna University featuring work in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Susquehanna Review was founded at Susquehanna University, a liberal arts university in Selinsgrove, PA, over forty years ago and has been accepting national submission since 2003. Since 2010, it has featured both a print and online issue.

Catfish Creek
The national undergraduate literary journal of Loras College is intended as a showcase for undergraduate writers from across the country and around the world. We welcome submissions of fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction.

Outrageous Fortune
Outrageous Fortune
is an online literary magazine created for undergraduates by undergraduates. It was begun by a group of students at Mary Baldwin College.

Red Cedar Review
Red Cedar Review is the longest-running journal of its kind in the United States proud to have published work from such renowned authors as Margaret Atwood, Pablo Neruda, Tom Bissell, and Stuart Dybek. Today, Red Cedar Review is dedicated to the support of young literary and artistic talent through the exclusive publication of undergraduate students.

The undergraduate literary journal at the University of Miami, publishing the best undergraduate fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, & design in the country.

Polaris: An Undergraduate Journal of Arts and Literature
The annual undergraduate journal of arts and literature at Ohio Northern University. First published in 1958, the magazine has captured the creative talents of undergraduate students for over fifty years. Polaris publishes in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art.

The Blue Route: A National Literary Magazine for Undergraduate Writers
Widener University’s online journal of undergraduate writing takes its name from the Blue Route (I-476), a north-south highway running through the suburbs of Philadelphia.

Founded in 2001, Collision Literary Magazine publishes poetry, creative non-fiction prose, literary criticism, art and photography by undergraduate students not just from the University of Pittsburgh, but from all over the world. It is one of four University Honors College student-run publications.

The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle
An annual journal that publishes literary non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.

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