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.


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. 

WUD Publications Committee