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Intertext aims to represent the writing of Syracuse University students through publishing exemplary works submitted from any Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition undergraduate course. The Intertext staff carefully selects writing that best represents the interests and concerns of Syracuse students through content and style. This collection embodies both the goals of the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition and the thoughts of promising writers of tomorrow. Intertext hopes to fulfill the needs of our readers by providing a fresh look at both long-existing and more contemporary issues on our campus, in our cities, and around the world. —the Intertext student staff


How to Contact Intertext

To contact Intertext, please send an e-mail to Patrick Berry at If you are submitting a text, please review the Submissions tab before sending the e-mail. We love feedback!

Intertext is located in the Writing Program at Syracuse University. The address is

Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
239 Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244

How to Submit an Essay to Intertext

Intertext, the student-run magazine of the Syracuse University Writing Program, features outstanding undergraduate Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition essays, and is published yearly in the spring.

To submit an essay, attach your work to an e-mail message in which you state the WRT course number, instructor, your address, phone number. Include “Intertext Submission” in the subject line and send the e-mail to Patrick Berry at Submissions are accepted on a continuing basis.

Selected essays will be considered for the annual Louise Wetherbee Phelps Writing Award for best lower- and upper-division essays of the year.

Louise Wetherbee Phelps Awards

The Louise Wetherbee Phelps Awards recognize excellence in Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition courses. All Intertext authors are considered for this award, and submissions are based on the following criteria:

  • depth, complexity of thought, and technical control
  • intellectual or emotional appeal to readers
  • successful enactment of assignment goals
  • the piece must have been written for an undergraduate Writing Program course and accepted for publication in Intertext