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Writing and Editing Resources

Suite Lab

The Suite Lab is comprised of two student computer labs: the Teaching Lab in Ray B. West 101 and the Open-Access Lab in Ray B. West 102. Both labs are available to all students in English courses that pay a computer lab fee, all instructors teaching those courses, and any student who wishes to gain access to the lab by paying a $65.00 fee (which includes 200 printouts).

Writing Center

The primary goal of the USU Writing Center is to help students become independent writers for life. While tutors offer guidance about personal writing such as essays, stories, resumes, or graduate school application materials, students are in control of their papers at all times. The aim is to create an open environment where students can find answers to their writing questions. To make an online or in-person tutoring appointment, or for more information, visit the center’s site.

Writing Fellow Program

Each semester, top students across the university are hired as writing fellows. They are assigned to assist with specific classes and work with students to revise their papers and help improve their writing, similar to consultants in the Writing Center. Writing Fellows meet with the professor and discuss the expectations and requirements for each of the assigned papers and review first drafts of assignments for students. Writing Fellows are awarded a small stipend for the editing services.


Links to Writing Contests, Journals, and Conferences

USU Creative Writing Contest

The USU Creative Writing Contest is open to all USU students from all departments and majors. Each year, the contest receives hundreds of entries, and the judging is often competitive and close, so we want to thank and congratulate all the students who have participated.  We urge all USU students to cultivate their talent and to keep writing--for love of the word and the craft. The submission deadline each year is the first week in February.

Submit your work online so that publishers can have access to what you've been writing.

Get information on upcoming writing conferences and other updated writing news from the Association of Writing & Writing Programs.

Poets & Writers

Sign up for a free newsletter and get up-to-date information on new writers, conferences, and literary contests.

Western Humanities Review (U of U)

This is a publication that the University of Utah has published since 1947. See what local writers are producing.

Quarterly West (U of U)

Local literary magazine that includes a diverse look at writers and writing styles.

Weber Studies

A quarterly journal that expresses the culture and environment of the contemporary west.

National Undergraduate Literature Conference (Weber)

Listen to keynote speakers and submit your work.

Creative Writing Resource Guide

Tools, resources, and opportunities to bring out your creative side as a writer.