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Journal of the Campus Read

Undergraduate students are encouraged to be part of Campus Read’s story this academic year by submitting their creative projects or scholarly works to be considered for public display in the inaugural Journal of the Campus Read.

View Journal of the Campus Read: Volume 1

Submission Guidelines

Hosted by the WVU Humanities Center, this new digital platform can exhibit class assignments, theses, capstones, or independently conducted scholarship pieces from students of any discipline or major, as long as they engage in humanistic inquiry and address issues or themes raised in "The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border,"   the 2021-2022 Campus Read. 

These projects can take a variety of forms, including essays, visual art, audio recordings (such as music or podcasts), poetry and creative writing and video. 

Collaborative and interdisciplinary projects are also welcome.

All submissions should include a title and an abstract of no more than 300 words maximum to state the thesis or intention of the submission and how the work relates to the Campus Read. For visual art submissions, the abstract may take the form of an artist’s statement.

Evaluation and Selection

Submissions will be reviewed by a committee of WVU faculty and graduate students. Works will be evaluated in terms of the following criteria: 

  • Clarity of expression
  • Engagement with the campus read selection and associated themes
  • Originality, insightfulness, and creativity 

Submitting Your Work

Please complete this  online submission form by  Friday, January 14, 2022. 

Notifications of acceptance will be sent to your WVU email address no later than the end of January, 2022. The inaugural issue of the Journal of the Campus Read will be published online prior to the end of the Spring 2022 semester. 

Authors of accepted works will have the opportunity to come together to present and discuss their scholarship in mid-April. More details w ill be provided as the date approaches. 


If you have any questions, please contact Lynne Stahl, Humanities Librarian, at or Renée Nicholson, Director of the WVU Humanities Center, at