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Rock Writing Published annually, Rock Writing showcases excellent undergraduate writing produced during the previous academic year. Submissions are contributed by the student writers themselves or nominated by faculty from work in their respective courses. Student work that appears in Rock Writing is selected and edited by students enrolled in Advanced Research Writing, the capstone course for students enrolled in both the English: Professional Writing and English: Creative Writing degree tracks. Students in Advanced Research Writing are also responsible for the design of the publication.


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SLAB (Sound and Literary Art Book) is Slippery Rock University's literary magazine that publishes established and emerging writers from throughout the United States, and other parts of the world. Produced by undergraduates, the magazine provides opportunities to learn about literary publication. SLAB is a past recipient of the National Program Directors' Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines in the Content category. This award came from AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs), the premiere organization for writers in the United States. Past winners include Columbia University, University of Pittsburgh, and other prestigious institutions. The judge, Elise Blackwell from the University of South Carolina, said the following about us: "SLAB manages to combine a cohesive editorial vision with diversity of content, favoring language-conscious prose and poetry that take risks of one kind or another. The journal publishes a strong mix of emerging and somewhat more established writers, offering a venue for interesting work that falls just outside the purview of some better-known publications." With leadership opportunities in manuscript selection, editing, and events planning, SLAB seeks to provide all interested students with a high-impact experience.

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