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About This Journal

Emerging Writers is a publication of the Kennesaw State University English Department. It publishes the essays of writers enrolled in Composition I and Composition II courses, showcasing excellent writing from the First-Year Composition Program.

Each journal of Emerging Writers is comprised of winning submissions from the FYC Emerging Writers Contest, which takes place annually during the Spring semester of each academic year. Students submit essays in three categories: Academic, Creative Non-Fiction, and Short Essay. Finalists are selected by the Department, and these essays are sent to national judges, who read and rank them. Winners are announced at an awards ceremony every April, and essays are published in the journal the following Fall.