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Focus and Scope

The Audley Webster Memorial Essay Contest is an annual writing competition for all students enrolled in first-year writing courses (ENG 105, 106, 107, or 208). The contest is endowed by the family of Professor Audley M. Webster, a much respected instructor who taught composition courses and closely mentored students for many years at the University of Miami. He received the first University of Miami Freshman Teaching Award in English Composition.

Student entries respond to assignment prompts from their first-year writing courses and demonstrate the skillful and engaging writing produced in our English Composition courses every semester.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online annually. Submissions are made available as soon as the judging for the contest has been completed.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject-specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, visit the Open Access Directory or

Archiving Policy

 The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. This journal is indexed by Google Scholar and content is LOCKSS enabled.

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