The UCF Writing and Rhetoric Department's First-Year Writing Program publishes Stylus: A Journal of First-Year Writing to provide a forum for the exemplary writing and research produced by students enrolled in the university's first-year composition courses. Bringing together work from across a program of some 4,000 students, Stylus celebrates writing that demonstrates an inquiring mind, compelling prose, and original thought.
Published online biannually in the winter and spring, the journal accepts work produced in composition classes by all students currently enrolled in the first-year writing program or who were enrolled the previous semester. All submissions go through an intensive peer review and selection process. Submission guidelines and procedure can be found here. Additionally, any student published in Stylus becomes eligible for the President John C. Hitt Prize for Excellence in First-Year Writing, a $500 award given out yearly to one student whose work appeared in the journal. This prestigious award includes a $250 book scholarship provided by the president.
Deadline for submissions to our Spring 2017 issue is Friday, February 10. For questions, please contact Matthew Bryan, Editor.