Submission Guide

Best of Freshman Writing relies on faculty members from across the University College to submit the outstanding student essays that they read in their first-year composition courses: Engl 004, Engl 015, or Engl 030.

Faculty should obtain permission from the student author before submitting. A Publishing Agreement* is signed by the student and the essay is either mailed or email to the editor.

So, it’s easy to submit:

  1. Identify outstanding student writing.
  2. Contact the student-writer to receive permission to submit and to obtain a signature on the Publishing Agreement.
  3. Then either:

Email the essay along with a scanned publishing agreement to Ron George


Mail the essay and the publishing agreement to

Ron George

Penn State Mont Alto

1 Campus Drive

Mont Alto, PA 17237


*The updated publishing agreement will be emailed to faculty along with a request for submissions during each fall semester. Email if you need a copy of our publishing agreement.


Submissions are greatly appreciated!

Ron George, Editor, Best of Freshman Writing






*Although electronic submissions are preferred, paper versions can still be mailed to

Ron George,Penn State Mont Alto, 1 Campus Drive, Mont Alto, Pennsylvania 17237