We celebrate and promote reading, writing and publishing on campus. We  offer students various leadership opportunities in publishing-related fields through our 7 magazines, lectures with established authors, an awesome literary festival and more.

Other opportunities to get involved: Emmie, our music magazine; Illumination, our award-winning litmag; Souvenirs, a collection of reflections and photography from Badgers abroad; Moda, our fashion and style magazine; and The Dish, an original foodie mag created for hungry college students on a budget. In addition, PubCom hosts Sifting & Winnowing, the journal of international law & public policy; and JUST, the Undergraduate Journal of Science and Technology.

Sifting & Winnowing Submission Guidelines

The Wisconsin Undergraduate Policy Journal is currently recruiting submissions. We are looking for pieces that are relevant to topics in policy, law and politics.

This publication is student-run and will publish work written by undergraduate students from universities around the country. Our purpose is to foster scholarly and interdisciplinary discourse about law, policy and politics at the undergraduate level. We accept submissions that were written as an undergraduate, meaning authors who wrote a senior thesis or other paper last year and are no longer enrolled as an undergraduate can still submit.

We give exceptional undergraduates the opportunity to experience the peer-review and editing process of academic journals. Submissions are welcome from students of all majors. Feel free to check out our first, second and third editions.

Submitting your work:

Submit pieces as a Microsoft Word document. All submissions are reviewed anonymously, so do not include any personal information anywhere within your submission. Instead, include a cover page that includes:

  1. Your name and the names of any other contributors
  2. Title of piece
  3. Abstract of 100-250 words
  4. Email Address
  5. Graduation date

Submission Details

We will accept pieces between 8 and 30 pages. Longer papers will be accepted on the assumption that they will be shortened to meet this requirement. All submissions must follow Chicago style citations with endnotes and works cited.

References

In order to be considered for review, all submissions must follow the Chicago Style citations with references cited in endnotes (not footnotes), as well as a works cited section. Please reference the linked editions above or contact us with questions. 

Review Process

Authors should expect to be updated once a month regarding the status of their piece. Each submission is reviewed by at least 3 editors, but due to the large volume of submissions we receive, we are not able to complete the entire editorial process for every submission. However, authors of exceptional pieces that make it through each editing phase are expected to review edits and make changes in a timely manner.

We welcome any questions about the above requirements and ask that submitting authors be receptive to feedback and constructive criticism. Please consider sharing this with any and all potentially interested parties. 

Thank you for your interest,

Sifting and Winnowing Staff

This is the place to submit your monthly budget requests for supervision by our Finance AD and ultimate approval by WUD. A few guidelines:

  • Please submit your estimated expenses for the entirety of the month. If you need to submit a request for expenses you had not considered previously, you can also do so through this form, but you must indicate that they are extemporaneous. 
  • Extemporaneous requests (those not on the monthly budget form) should be filed at least 2 weeks in advance. 
  • Please wait until your request has been marked "Accepted" to confirm event bookings or make any payments. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Finance AD, Carlo Romagnolo at finance.publications@union.wisc.edu

This is the place to upload your event and/or marketing requests! 

When planning an event, we want to know that you are thinking critically and logically about your needs and the service you intend to provide to the campus. With this in mind, we ask that your events are accompanied by clear marketing strategies. 

If you are submitting only marketing materials for review (and they don't belong to a specific event), feel free to leave the Event section blank.  

Please make sure to follow the guidelines detailed in each section. 

Submission Criteria:
Thank you for your interest in submitting to Illumination! We are excited to review your piece(s), and look forward to sharing your work with the campus community. Before completing the submission, please review the following criteria to ensure that your piece meets our standards. If you have questions about these guidelines, please contact the Editor-in-Chief at illumination.publications@union.wisc.edu
A word on our submissions:
Our submissions are blind, so we are not able to see your name or contact details until after we've made a decision on your piece, and these are never a factor in choosing our pieces -- we accept works entirely on merit. We ask that you write your name in the application so that we can contact you regarding the decision we make on your piece, and so that we can give you due credit on your work at the time of publishing. We are not able to see these details until after a decision has been made on your piece. If you would like to remain unknown, write "Anonymous" or N/A on the name field.


Please, DO NOT INCLUDE ANY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON THE BODY OF YOUR WORK. This ensures that our process remains blind, transparent and fair. If you include identifying information on your text or art files, your submission will not be considered for publishing.
If you are submitting Fiction, Poetry, or Essays:
All written works should be in DOC or DOCX format. Pieces should be formatted in a way that you would like them reproduced in the journal. However, works that exceed 10 pages will be edited for length. Please note that "essays" refer to works of creative nonfiction -- Illumination does not publish academic essays. Do not include any identifying information in the body of your work. This ensures that our submission process is blind, transparent and fair.


You can submit to Illumination as many times as you want! However, only one file will be accepted per application. This ensures that all the files you upload make it to the right desk, and can be graded on individual merits. We apologize for any inconvenience!
If you are submitting Visual Artwork:
All art pieces should have an image quality of at least 300dpi with CMYK coloring. Only upload using a TIFF format to ensure maximum image quality. Images should be submitted at their full resolution to allow for proper sizing in the print issue. If your piece does not follow these guidelines it will get rejected. Do not include any identifying information in the body of your work. This ensures that our submission process is blind, transparent and fair.


Please include the media used to create the piece and its dimensions. Artists with work selected for the print journal are invited to hang their piece in the location selected for the Illumination art gallery. Previous and current galleries have been in the Open Book Cafe at College Library and the Art Department's Gallery 7 at the Humanities Building. This gallery typically runs for the later part of the ongoing semester or the beginning of next semester, and artists are celebrated at our opening reception. All artists are encouraged to submit their pieces, and all works will be returned to their authors at the end of the exhibition if retrieved by the appropriate time.


You can submit to Illumination as many times as you want! However, only one file will be accepted per application. This ensures that all the files you upload make it to the right desk, and can be graded on individual merits. We apologize for any inconvenience!
Keep in Mind:
Submissions will not be accepted after the posted deadline unless previously discussed with the Editor-in-Chief. If special circumstances prevent you from submitting your piece by the deadline, a brief extension may be issued. Contact illumination.publications@union.wisc.edu if you need more information.
Remember, do not include any identifying information in the body of your work! This ensures that our submission process is blind, transparent and fair. Also, please note that you can submit to Illumination as many times as you want! However, only one file will be accepted per application. This ensures that all the files you upload make it to the right desk, and can be graded on individual merits. We apologize for any inconvenience!
Best wishes, and good luck!

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 wander through art galleries.
We are twenty students that care about writing, art and public service to the core, 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 would love to have you join us! Be bold - Apply today.

WUD's Publications Committee is accepting applications for Marketing Associate Director positions! 

Big news, folks! WUD Publications is hiring a Marketing Assistant Director. You could be one of this year's leaders at UW-Madison's premier literary venue. 

WUD Publications prints four magazines and two journals each  semester in addition to planning  Lit Fest. So if writing, editing, and  photography aren't your deal, we’ve got plenty of special opportunities for you in Finance, Marketing, Public Relations and Creative Operations. Check it out!   

To view specific position descriptions, read here: https://tinyurl.com/ycrz3z27

We are so excited to meet you!

WUD Publications Committee