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The UAS Writing Center's Collection of Exceptional Academic Works

Attend the launch event for our fifth edition of Summit on April 18 from 5-6 pm on the ground floor of the Egan Library!

Summit results for our 2024 edition have been decided! Students who submitted essays should have received an email from us on March  22 notifying them of the publication status of their entry.

Special thanks to Casey Lee Moats and writing tutor Sophia Gimm for our beautiful cover art!

When submissions open again this December, please access the complete list of guidelines and the required cover page here.

Accepted Works

Due to the nature of the journal, Summit will only be accepting academic works that:

  • Are written by an undergraduate student at any of UAS's campuses
  • Are from classes taken during spring, summer, or fall of 2023
  • Qualify as academic writing (no creative works)
  • Do not exceed 15 pages (double spaced), excluding references
  • Present a clear thesis
  • Follow the guidelines outlined here, including filling out the attached cover page


Each submission will be judged with the same rubric, which analyzes each paper for how well they reflect scholarly writing and the UAS core competencies of:

  • Information literacy
  • Critical thinking
  • Professional behavior reflected in writing

Essay Contest

The paper that exhibits the strongest mastery of the core competencies will be the recipient of the UAS Ernestine Hayes Award for Excellence in Essay Writing and will be featured with a special spread in the journal. This honor includes prize money furnished by UAS Student Government!

Please enjoy the full version of the new edition of Summit here and watch our spring 2023 launch event here!

In 2022, the Writing Center published physical copies ofSummit for the very first time! Our launch event includes remarks from the WC's student tutors, the Writing Specialist, and the Library Dean, as well as a wonderful speech from the winner of the Ernestine Hayes Award for Excellence in Essay Writing.

Click here to watch 2022's launch of our first print edition of Summit!


Contact any of the tutors in the Writing Center by emailing us at or by giving us a call at 907-796-6188.

Past Summit Publications