Submit your best writing to the Undergraduate Writing Symposium!
The Vanderbilt Writing Studio invites you to submit your work to the 10th annual Undergraduate Writing Symposium.
If you wish to be among Vanderbilt’s best undergraduate writers, consider submitting to the 10th annual Undergraduate Symposium. Participation in the Symposium is highly selective and papers are chosen by way of a blind review process. Those who are selected will be invited to present their work at the Symposium on March 25, 2018. In preparation for the event, presenters will have the opportunity to work with Writing Studio consultants to revise their projects.
We welcome argumentative essays, research reports, creative pieces (fiction, poetry, etc.) and other writing projects that can be read aloud. We also welcome nominations of multimodal compositions for this year’s symposium, during which we hope to showcase Vanderbilt students producing pieces that stretch how we define “writing” in our digital age. Submissions must have been completed during the 2017 calendar year.
The self-nomination and submission deadline is Friday, January 19, 2018.
To compete for inclusion in the Undergraduate Writing Symposium, please visit our Symposium Submissions and Self-Nominations page.
Once you submit your work, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your submission. Notification of acceptance to participate in the event will be sent out in late February.