Stylus: A Journal of First-Year Writing seeks submissions of work produced in first-year writing courses (ENC 1101 or ENC 1102) at the University of Central Florida. Currently enrolled students or those who were enrolled the previous semester are welcome to submit.

The editors of Stylus value work that demonstrates an inquiring mind, compelling prose, and original thought. All work submitted to Stylus should represent the final, polished copy. Typically, submissions should be sent in a Microsoft Word-friendly format. Initial screening will take place within three weeks of the submission deadline, and final decisions will be made by the editors near the end of each semester.

Submitting Work to Stylus


Please ask your composition instructor to submit your work to the journal. Send the final draft to your instructor as an attachment. Include your name and email address in the body of your message to your instructor. Your instructor will read over your paper, and if approved, it will be forwarded to the Stylus editors for consideration. All submissions must be submitted through an instructor email. Any submissions made directly by a student will be returned.


After reviewing your student’s submission, simply forward the message (with the document attached) on to from your official UCF email address. If you wish to add comments in the body of this email, we will happily take these into consideration; however, do not feel obligated to add a message. We will assume that your forwarded email signifies your approval of this work as exemplary.

The deadline for submissions for our next issue is August 27, 2021. Any questions or concerns about the submission process should be forwarded to Megan Lambert, Stylus editor, at