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The Ashen Egg

Publishing Opportunities: The Ashen Egg

The Ashen Egg is an annual journal publishing analytical essays on literature, rhetoric, linguistics, film, and popular culture. Any current WKU undergraduate student may submit scholarly work to The Ashen Egg. Submissions must be endorsed by a WKU English faculty member confirming that the submission is a piece produced for one of the faculty member's courses and that it is worthy for publication.

Manuscripts may range from 750 to 3000 words, though exceptions may be made for submissions of stellar quality. Essays must follow the Modern Language Association style guidelines as defined in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (latest edition). All submissions must be in Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides, and be free of typographical and grammatical errors.

Submissions must be received in CH 135 or emailed to Dr. Alison Langdon at by the May deadline each academic year, and must be accompanied by the submission cover sheet to be considered.

Cover sheets are also available in CH 135. In the case of electronic submission, an email from the endorsing faculty member may count as their signature.

View the past editions of The Ashen Egg.


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 Last Modified 8/30/17