Sample Submissions

Poem Sample

"Elegy for a Thousand Books Drowned in Floodwater" by Casey L. Ford

Creative Nonfiction Essay Sample (memoir, personal essay)

"Hurricane Harvey, 2017" by LU Student

Short Fiction Sample

"Chicxulub" by T. C. Boyle

Journalistic Sample

"Resilience is an unfortunate requirement for emerging journalists of color" by Anissa Durham (a hybrid journalistic essay/article, contains interview material)

Scholarly Essay Sample

Chadwick, M., Harris, S., & Hopson, M.H. (2010). A critical issue for school leaders: Promoting math achievement through the development of student resiliency. In B.J. Irby, B.J. Alford, G. Perreault, & L. Zellner (Eds.), Promoting critical ideas of leadership, culture, and diversity (pp. 271-84). DEStech Publications, Inc. (link to invited book chapter)