Opportunities for Publication

Undergraduate Journals at Baylor

The Phoenix Literary Magazine

The Phoenix, a student-run magazine of Baylor University, has been a forum for students to publish their literary and artistic work for over 50 years. Each year, the magazine publishes a variety of original, unpublished pieces produced by undergraduate and graduate students, including (but not necessarily limited to) poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drawings, paintings, photography and lithography.

Submissions are reviewed by an editorial panel of students in each category, and every piece receives detailed consideration, whether or not it is accepted for publication.

Any undergraduate or graduate student may apply to be on the editorial board or submit manuscripts for publication. The editors of The Phoenix gain valuable experience by editing the pieces and deciding which will be accepted by the magazine and which will be rejected.

The Phoenix also awards a "Top Submission" in each of the three categories: poetry, prose and art & photography. They are voted on by the editorial panel and chosen by an outside judge.

Visit the magazine's website The Phoenix for their submission guidelines.

The Pulse

The Pulse is Baylor University's undergraduate scholarly journal and the forum for top-quality student research in the Honors College and the University at large. It is published in print in the spring and online in both the fall and spring. The journal's motto, Scientia Crescat, testifies to the belief that the university is preeminently a place where knowledge grows--through research in library and laboratory, through formal and informal dialogue, and especially through the rich connections of traditional knowledge and emergent discovery. This project of growing knowledge is not the exclusive province of professors. Students make significant contributions to knowledge; this journal seeks to recognize and promote those contributions of Baylor students.

Indeed, it spotlights and rewards students who do exceptional writing and research, whether for their classes or for their Honors or University Scholars theses. The editorial process challenges Baylor's best writers and thinkers to enrich and sharpen their own work. And it also provides opportunities for students to gain experience in the publication process. The Pulse is fully edited and managed by Honors College students, who are responsible for the solicitation, selection, and preparation of manuscripts, as well as public relations and the management of the web pages. Interested students can apply to serve in any one of several areas.

Visit the journal's website The Pulse for their submission guidelines.

BURST and Scientia

BURST (Baylor Undergraduate Research in Science & Technology), an organization for undergraduates on campus, offers Baylor students in the sciences and technology an active, dynamic organization in which to develop their research skills and professional competence through lecture series, workshops, and a close alliance with Undergraduate Scholar's Week and Small Grant program administered by URSA (Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Achievement). A primary objective of BURST: "We will establish a scientific journal for undergraduate research, providing successful applicants with unparalleled experience in the editing and publishing processes, critical to the transfer of knowledge which drives modern science."

You may access the Spring 2015 issue here.

Visit the journal's website Scientia for their submission guidelines.

Undergraduate Journals at Other Institutions

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and its affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at all institutions serving undergraduate students. CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research.

To support this effort, CUR maintains an EXTENSIVE LIST OF UNDERGRADUATE JOURNALS where undergraduates can pursue publishing their work.