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Fledge: The Journal of Outstanding First-Year Writing

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Welcome to fledge!

fledge is an annual, non-fiction journal produced by the Department of Writing and Linguistics that showcases exceptional first-year writing done at Georgia Southern University. Highlighting assignments completed in ENGL 1101, 1102, and First-Year Experience (FYE), fledge’s chosen texts may also come from any course taken by freshmen and sophomore authors enrolled in either WRIT/ENGL 1101 or 1102.

And while these texts might not always be perfect, each exhibits exceptional qualities that every student should strive for when writing for their courses–and beyond.

A hard copy is currently available from the Department of Writing and Linguistics. Digital editions–including back issues–will be available soon. Use these texts as inspiration. Use them as illustrations for what constitutes “exceptional” writing. Use them as discussion pieces. Or, simply use them for your reading enjoyment.

If you would like to submit your–or your students’–work, please follow the guidelines below.

Thank you for supporting fledge, and we look forward to reading your submission!


Submission Guidelines

For Professors Submitting Their Students’ Work
  • Provide the title of the essay and the author(s) as the file name.
  • Be sure to include the following as a cover page / header / etc.:
    1. Your Name
    2. The course the student was enrolled in
    3. The author(s) name(s)
    4. Contact info–GSU email preferred–of author(s)
  • Email us with all of the pertinent information, with the essay(s) attached, at fledge@georgiasouthern.edu.
For Students Submitting Their Own Work
  1. Provide the title of the essay and the author(s) as the file name.
  2. Be sure to include the following as a cover page / header / etc.:
    1. Your Name(s)
    2. The course you are/were enrolled in–including which First-Year Writing course you are/were taking
    3. Your instructor(s) name(s)
    4. Your contact info–GSU email preferred
  3. Email us with all of the pertinent information, with the essay(s) attached, at fledge@georgiasouthern.edu.

File Format

Please submit your text files as a .doc, .docx, .rtf, or Google Doc.

If your text includes images–or is comprised of images–please send it in a file format that preserves your original formatting.

For multimedia files–such as audio or video–a link to the content will suffice. However, if you’d like, and are able to, feel free to include an .mp3, .mp4, or .mov file. (Feel free to contact us about submissions that exceed Gmail’s 25 MBfile size restriction.)


Please Note

We have format limitations, so while we encourage non-traditional essays and work, we may not be able to appropriately represent it in the publication. Of course, we’ll do the best we can and are more than happy to figure out a work-around, if possible. (This may include publication in either the online or hard-copy edition exclusively, rather than both. Email us with any questions.

Last updated: 1/26/2017

Department of Writing & Linguistics • P.O. Box 8026 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-0739