Overview of Publication for the 2020 Issue

Students in Writing 1, Linguistics 12, and Writing 2 are invited to submit pieces to Starting Lines for consideration in the 2020 issue, which will be used as a text for these courses. In addition to publishing selected student work produced for these classes, we anticipate awarding prizes for winning pieces in various categories.

Submissions Format

You will need to submit your piece both digitally and on paper, and you will need to submit this form.

  • To submit essays on paper: Include your name and your instructor’s name on the first page. Papers should be typed in MLA, APA, or CMS format. All sources used in the paper should be cited appropriately. Complete this form and give it to your instructor with your submission or complete this form and bring it with your submission to the Writing Program mailroom South Hall 3421.
    • Writing 1 and Linguistics 12 submissions should be addressed to Ilene Miele.
    • Writing 2 submissions should be addressed to Chris Dean.
  • Also email a copy of your essay (.doc or .docx format) as follows:

Permission to Publish Form

You will need to download, print out, and submit, to South Hall 3421.  The form can be found here:  Starting Lines Submission Form for 2020.


We invite the submission of digital campus photos or photos relevant to specific pieces for use in the book and on the cover. Individuals depicted in photos should not be recognizable. On digital cameras, choose higher resolutions (at least 2-3 megapixels with 150 dpi or higher preferrably) for all photos. Photos inside the book will be printed in black and white.

Deadlines for the 2020 Issue

  • Spring 19: 6/268
  • Summer A: 8/9
  • Summer B: 9/29
  • Fall 19: 1/10
  • Winter 20: 3/30