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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 6,000 students, Stylus celebrates writing that demonstrates an inquiring mind, compelling prose, and original thought.

The journal accepts work produced in any first-year composition class at UCF by students currently enrolled in the university 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 John C. Hitt Prize for Excellence in First-Year Writing, an award given out yearly to one student whose work appeared in the journal.

Stylus is currently accepting submissions for our Issue 14.2. The deadline to submit is August 23, 2024.

For questions, please contact Megan Lambert, Editor.