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The UAS Writing Center's Collection of Exceptional Academic Works

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 last year's launch of our first print edition of Summit

Summit submissions will open later this fall! We will begin accepting essays for next year's edition in December of 2023.

When Summit submissions open again in December 2024, follow the guidelines below.

Accepted Works

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

  • Qualify as academic (no creative works)
  • Do not exceed 15 pages (double spaced), excluding references
  • Present a clear thesis


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 $250 in prize money furnished by UAS Student Government!


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