The 16th Annual Undergraduate Writers’ Conference is Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Your essay is your ticket of admission to the conference and awards ceremony. Submit your work to participate in a conference session and for a chance to win a cash prize!
YOU’LL GET TO:
- Meet other writers and ask them questions about how they work.
- Dine at the posh Town & Gown.
- Be automatically considered for publication in Scribe the USC Dornsife College online journal produced entirely by undergraduates.
- Be automatically considered for publication in OAPS – Outstanding Academic Papers by Students a collaborative, international program by academic research libraries to encourage, recognize, and preserve excellence in student scholarship.
- Discuss your and other writers’ work in light of themes and questions important to writers.
- Bolster that ever-lengthening résumé of accomplishments.
- Listen to a keynote from VANESSA HUA, award-winning, best-selling author and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle.
HOW TO ENTER:
- 4 categories. On title page, identify the category in which your essay is competing:
- Professional Writing/Moral Reasoning: papers about ethical dimensions of your discipline or future profession; Marshall white papers; Annenberg analyses of media industries; IR problem-based essays; Philosophy papers; some English & cultural studies essays; WRIT 340 pre-law briefs or memos; researched essays; some GE cat. C/6 essays; some GE cat. B/2 essays.
- Analytical essay: thesis-driven essays and editorials; use of theoretical and conceptual models; critical theory; close readings of primary text(s); evaluation of books, film, and other media; furthering or interrogating established truths or concepts.
- Research essay: multiple source bibliography; hypothesis testing; evidence/data-based argumentation; reviews of academic literature and existing scientific inquiry.
- Creative Work: short stories, screenplays, collections of poetry, scripts for performance art, one-act plays, multimedia
- Entry length: Up to 40 pages per essay/creative work.
- One submission per category, but you can compete in multiple categories.
Submission Deadline is Friday, March 1 @ 11:59PM.
Questions? Ask Professor Amy Meyerson