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Writing for a Real World

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Issue 20: A Multidisciplinary Anthology by USF Students

Writing for a Real World (WRW), now celebrating its twentieth 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 the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Rhetoric & Language, WRW publishes student writing with commentary from students and their instructors. We welcome not only essays and research papers, but also scientific, business, and technical reports.

Cover Art: Mary Lou Grace Robison
Editor: David Holler
Publisher: Department of Rhetoric & Language

Writing for a Real World Issue Twenty

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Past Issues

Free copies of past issues are now available from Gleeson Library's Digital Collections. Our anthology is also 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. Winners and honorable mention recipients will be announced during Summer 2023. The twenty-first issue will be released in 2024.