Refereed journal seeks excellent undergraduate work

deadline for submissions: 
December 31, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Queen City Writers
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Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. We are currently seeking submissions for upcoming issues; we operate on a rolling deadline basis and will consider students’ works as we receive them.


Our three reviewed sections include Inquiry, 2,500-5,000 word critical essays informed by research; Multimedia, video, audio, or mixed media pieces of 15 minutes or less and accompanied by an artist’s statement that explains purpose, motivation, discussion of medium, and so on; and Storming the Gate, featuring 1,250 to 2,000 word essays by first-year writers in any discipline. We also publish reviews of works relevant to our focus; snapshots of writers and/or their experiences; and comments or responses to work in current issues. We seek thought-provoking pieces from any disciplinary perspective that explore questions and problems related to:

  • Writing
  • Rhetoric
  • Reading
  • Pedagogy and teacher-training
  • Literacy
  • Popular culture and media
  • Community discourses
  • Multimodal and digital composing


For a full explanation of our focus and submission guidelines, please see For more information or to see the type of work we publish, see us at