Writing for a Real World 2012-2013
A Multidisciplinary Anthology by USF Students
Editor: David Holler
Department of Rhetoric and Language
Writing for a Real World, now celebrating its tenth year of publication, is dedicated to providing a public forum for the finest undergraduate academic writing at the University of San Francisco. Created in partnership between the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Department Rhetoric and Language, WRW publishes refereed student writing with commentary from students and their instructors. We welcome not only essays and research papers but also scientific, business and technical reports.
Click the cover photo above to read Issue Eleven. Copies of past issues are now available free online from Gleeson Library's Digital Collections.
Our anthology is sold in the campus bookstore and used in courses that require writing. Each winning writer will receive a copy of the journal and an individual award. All winners and honorable mentions and their guests are invited to an awards reception on campus. The ceremony for the eleventh issue of WRW will take place in the McLaren complex at noon on Friday, February 21, 2014.
Writing for a Real World 2013-2014 Submissions Guidelines
Entries not conforming to the rules as specified here may be disqualified.
• Submit entries to https://gnosis.usfca.edu/wrw/
• Please complete all information in the “My Info” and “Submit” fields online.
• Deadline for submission is Friday, May 9 at 5:00 p.m.
• IMPORTANT: The author's name and course information must NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript.
Entrants must be undergraduates whose work was written for a USF course
during the 2013-2014 academic year (Fall 2013, Winter 2013, Spring
• Entries must be written primarily in English,
double-spaced, in a standard font, with a title, page numbers, and a
bibliography—all in one file. Entries without a bibliography may be
• Each entry must be no more than 25 pages
(Abstract, bibliography, and appendices do not count toward your 25 page
total, please feel free to include these items).
• Entries must
be the original work of the student. Co-authorship is acceptable as long
as all authors are listed. Co-authors: please designate one primary
• Students can enter two submissions per academic year (although only one winning entry per student can be published).
• Entries may be submitted by students or by their instructors with student consent.
Authors will be responsible for the accuracy of their work, their
quotations, and their documentation. If work is accepted for
publication, author agrees to resolve queries from editors in a timely
• Winning entries will be copy edited in Fall 2014 by
students in an editing workshop. Books will be released in Spring 2015,
sold in the USF bookstore, and published online via Gleeson Library’s
Digital Collections. Back issues are available online at
• Publication rights remain with the authors.
judging will take place in May and June 2014; winners and honorable
mention recipients will be announced over Summer 2014.
issue will be released in January 2015.
Please contact Professor Holler (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
David Holler, Editor
David Ryan, Executive Editor