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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The essay should use Times or other standard 12pt font, double-spaced, and should include a title, a works cited list in MLA format, and a word count.
  • REMOVE YOUR NAME and your instructor's name from the document.
  • If your essay includes images, you must cite them.
  • Attach it as a .doc or .docx.
  • Specify your course title in the "Comments for the Editor" section below, i.e., UW: Contemporary Essays; UW: Readings in American Studies; UW: Readings in Data Sciences; UW: Readings in Film and Performing Arts; UW: Readings in Gender and Sexuality; UW: Readings in Human Rights; UW: Readings in Law and Justice; UW: Readings in Medical Humanities; UW for International Students.

How and when can I submit my UW essays for consideration by The Morningside Review?

During the last week of classes, all students enrolled in University Writing will receive an email inviting them to submit one or two essays. Typically, you have up to a month after your University Writing class ends to submit your work. We do this so that you may revise your work, if you wish, before sending it to us.

How are essays selected for The Morningside Review?

Essays will be reviewed by an editorial advisory board made up of current UW instructors. The board will not see your name nor your instructor's name. The editorial advisory board will present their final choices for review by the directors of the Undergraduate Writing Program. 

Selected essays will be researched and copy edited prior to publication. We may also request that authors make minor edits and/or additions, and provide copies of pages from which they have cited.

The publication is non-profit, and there are no royalties. If chosen, an essay will be published on the program's website in the following academic year, and will remain online in journal archives and academic commons.  However, authors retain all other rights to their work.  The decisions of the directors of the Undergraduate Writing Program regarding which essays will be published are final.

How will I know if my essay has been selected?

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If your essay is selected for publication, you will be contacted by email by the end of the following fall semester. Due to the high volume of submissions we can only notify those writers whose essays have been selected. If you do not hear from us by the end of the following fall semester, you can assume your essay has not been selected.

Will I receive a confirmation email after I submit my essay?

The system will automatically generate a confirmation email after you successfully submit. However, this email frequently lands in spam folders. Please check yours after submitting.