Submission Form

Eligible Courses: WR 097, WR 098, WR 100, and WR 150. WR 100 equivalent courses and WR 150 equivalent courses are also eligible.
Issue 8 Deadlines: The deadline for papers from Summer and Fall 2015 is December 19, 2015. The deadline for papers from Spring 2016 is May 7, 2016. The deadline for the Cover Design contest is May 31, 2016.

How to Submit

If you are a student

1. Review the Submission FAQs.
2. Select an essay to submit. You may submit one paper each semester (a total of two per issue)
3. Put your BU ID number on your essay and delete all other identifying information (name, instructor name, semester, date, assignment, teacher’s comments). Please do not delete the title of the paper.
4. Include citations (in-text or notes) as appropriate to the style you are using. You must also include a complete Works Cited or Bibliography section.  Essays without proper citation will not be considered for publication.
5. Save your essay as a Microsoft Word file. Make the file name your BU ID number.
6. Complete the WR Submission Form below and click Submit Form.

If you are an instructor

1. Ask the student for permission to submit his or her essay to the journal.
2. Put the student’s BU ID number on the essay and delete all other identifying information (name, instructor name, semester, date, assignment, teacher’s comments). Please do not delete the title of the paper.
3. Save the  essay as a Microsoft Word file. Make the file name the student’s BU ID number.
4. Complete the WR Submission Form below and click Submit Form.

  • Student Information

  • Format: U########
  • Is the student taking or did the student take WR 097, 098, or 100 ESL or does the student consider himself or herself to be an ESL writer?
  • Class Information

  • If the course is not listed, the essay is not eligible for publication.
  • Paper information

  • Titles should reflect the essay's content. If the paper's title is a generic assignment title (ex. Paper Two Essay), please rename it something more descriptive.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx.
    Upload the essay as a Word document and use your BU ID number as the file name. Please remove all identifying information (except for BU ID # and paper title).
  • Assignment Information

    Please check the "Other Genre" Submission FAQs (http://www.bu.edu/writingprogram/journal/submissions/submission-faqs/) to determine if your paper is considered to be an other genre assignment.
  • If the paper is not a standard academic essay, please upload the assignment sheet below. See the Submission FAQs if you are not certain if the paper is "other genre" or not.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx.
    This is required for "Other Genre" papers. Please do not submit an assignment sheet for traditional essays.

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