Our mission statement: to celebrate and promote reading and writing on campus. WUD Publications aims to offer Badgers various leadership opportunities to gain experience in publishing-related fields. We provide creative outlets for UW-Madison students through our journals, lectures with established authors, mentoring program with professionals in the journalism and publishing industries, plan an awesome literary festival and more.

Other opportunities to get involved: Emmie, our music magazine; Illumination, our literary and arts journal; Souvenirs, a collection of reflections and photography from fellow Badgers who have studied abroad; Moda, our fashion and style magazine; UW Flash Fiction, where we publish short fiction; and The Dish, an original food blog created with hungry Badgers in mind. PubCom also includes Fade In, a screenwriting writers' group.

You can view our entire collection of publications at http://issuu.com/wudpublications.

Now accepting applications for Associate Director positions 

Application open until filled.

Big news, folks! WUD Publications is hiring the next round of Editors and Assistant Directors. That means you could be the next Editor-in-Chief of your favorite magazine or journal! A brief reminder—WUD Publications prints four magazines and three journals each semester. And we’ve got two writing groups, UW Flash Fiction and Fade In, a screen-writing group. On top of all that, WUD Publications plans the annual Harry Potter themed charity dance, Yule Ball. And Lit Fest. And UW Fashion Week. And Lit After Dark. So if writing, editing, and photography isn’t your deal, we’ve got plenty of programming and special events opportunities for you, too. Check it out, friends!   

Editor in Chief General Responsibilities:

The following responsibilities are general for all publications. To view specific position descriptions (PDs) of each publication, please visit: http://go.wisc.edu/publicationspds


- Build a leadership staff for business, marketing, layout, editorial, and online aspects, working with WUD Publications Committee director to facilitate staff selection process
- Chair staff meetings
- Work closely with the Special Events Coordinator to plan effective and well attended functions
- Connect campus arts and humanities leaders to maintain a relationship and attempt to co-sponsor events outside of the University
- Promote the publication to different campus groups and private groups to try to gain new resources and expand what the publication has to offer, seeking co-sponsorships
- Ensure that all staff members are executing their tasks effectively
- Create a social media strategy and calendar for successful marketing alongside the Social Media Manager
- Provide training for staff members as needed
- Actively maintain communication with the WUD Publications Committee Director and Program Advisor

Print Production:
- Oversee the production of the print journal each semester
- Maintain a positive relationship with University Marketing and the Wisconsin Union’s Marketing and Graphics Departments
- Negotiate a final agreement on the content of the journal with the staff of the publication

WUD Publications Committee Executive Board:
- Attend weekly Publications Committee Executive Board meetings
- Assist with WUD Publications Committee events throughout the year
- Actively promote WUD Publications and full committee programing

Ends on September 14, 2017

We’re a student publication that is building the next big thing for undergraduate work in the humanities. Help us make it possible.

Our staff is made up entirely of undergraduate students that want to do more than discuss Shakespeare’s first folio and take notes during presentations based on text books made before the moon landing.

We are 17 students (and growing!) that care about writing, art, and public service and want the humanities to be more than something that comes up in think-pieces on public education.

Positions are filled on a rolling basis, depending on staff vacancies and the needs of the publication. We encourage you to apply before September 14 if you would like to be considered for the 2017-2018 Academic Year, and would love to have you join us!

You can find out more about each position at: http://www.uwilluminationjournal.com/get-involved/

Be bold - Apply today.

Ends on September 14, 2017
Ends on September 14, 2017
Ends on September 14, 2017

The Dish is Madison’s food and dining publication within the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Publications Committee. It is made up of four different sections: Food for Thought, In the Kitchen, No Reservations and The Dish Blog.


The Food for Thought section is all about seeing food from a different perspective. In the past, the Food for Thought writers have covered food documentaries, interviews with chefs and organizations such as the Slow Food Movement. The In the Kitchen section has historically focused on recipes – appetizers, entrees and desserts—for our readers to try at home. However, this section has the capability to go above and beyond that as well. Whether it is writing about different kitchen gadgets, food features, kitchen disaster stories or food how-to’s; if it happens in the kitchen, we will write about it. The No Reservations section strives to update our readers about the restaurant scene in Madison. This section is responsible for covering new restaurant openings, interviewing owners/chefs and encouraging our readers to broaden their horizons and experience Madison’s unique culinary culture. The Dish Blog section is a recent addition to The Dish and features everything from crazy food fads and cooking hacks, opinions from international students on the local culinary scene and an undergrad’s journey through the food science major. Laugh, cringe, and ultimately be entertained by the eating experience through relatable stories told by writers passionate about all things food.


Each section will meet individually with the section editors to brainstorm article ideas, develop story angles and go over food writing tips. We also have committees for marketing, photography, web-design and layout.


Below you will find an application for all of the available positions with The Dish. Please note that all returning staff members must reapply. Time commitments vary by position, but we are looking for a dedicated and consistent staff. In addition to producing the online magazine and biannual print issue, The Dish runs a marketing campaign and holds promotional events which require staff participation.


After reviewing the position descriptions listed below, please submit a resume and completed application, along with the supplementary materials via Submittable or to thedish.wudpublications@gmail.com.


Applications will continue to be accepted until positions are filled.


For more information regarding any of these positions, feel free to contact Meghan Horvath, 2015-2016 Editor-in-Chief of The Dish at thedish.wudpublications@gmail.com

If you’re interested in writing for any of the sections, also let Meghan know.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Ends on September 29, 2017
When submitting a manuscript, doc/docx format is preferred. If your manuscript is in Latex or another format that is not easily transferred into doc/docx format, please submit your manuscript as a PDF.

For additional information about the submission process, see justjournal.org/submissions.

Email contact@justjournal.org with any questions.

Stories from #theRealUW aims to provide a platform for students to voice their stories and experiences of oppression on the UW-Madison campus. Illumination can provide space for fiction, poetry, prose, and artwork that relates to the experiences of students who face any form of discrimination on campus. We want to encourage and safeguard the outpouring of stories that have been silenced for too long.

This is an open-call for students to continue the discussion of inequality and marginalization through art and writing.

All students are encouraged to submit their work to be featured on the website. Every story and piece we receive will have space on Stories from #theRealUW.

Ends on August 31, 2017
This will be used to create a complete profile of all our editors and their fields of knowledge.
Ends on August 31, 2017
Every manuscript published by JUST has been thoroughly peer-reviewed and edited by multiple teams of UW students that specialize in spelling and grammar, life science communications, and the specific field of research detailed in the manuscript.
In addition to this student-run editing process, we wish to have each manuscript read over by a UW faculty member familiar with the category of research described in the manuscript.
For this process, we are scouting faculty members that wish to be on reserve as potential readers. If you choose to become a reserve faculty editor, and if we receive a manuscript in your field, you may be called upon to read it over. Manuscripts typically range from 5 - 10 pages single-spaced and will have been edited extensively before being sent to you. You will have approximately a week to read the manuscript and send it back with any comments you deem necessary.
If you select this postition, you will be kept on reserve indefinitely until you email our contact email (contact@justjournal.org) and cancel your position.
  • PDF, DOC, DOCX files accepted
  • Title and your email on first page
  • Number your pages
  • 1,000 words or less

In the Cover Letter form, please include the following:

  • your name, year, major, and email
  • a small, 3rd  biography (100 words or less)
  • word count

We are now operating on a rolling submission schedule. Please wait at least thirty days before inquiring about the status of your piece. We look forward to reviewing your work!