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RhetTech—founded at James Madison University by the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication in 2017—is a revamp of JMU’s longtime online journal for work generated in university writing courses. RhetTechshowcases exemplary work being done in undergraduate writing, rhetoric, and technical communication courses around the country. This journal is run by young scholars in JMU’s School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication.

The name ‘RhetTech’ refers to the genres of works our journal accepts: ‘Rhet’refers to Rhetoric, and ‘Tech’ refers to Technical Communication. We accept a variety of content, including: text-based essays, videos, podcasts, photo essays, reviews, websites, blogs, and many more. We encourage student writers to utilize all of the tools at their disposal to communicate the messages they wish to share with readers.


2018-2019 Journal Staff
Managing Editor
Abby Mumma
Karina Calderon
Jenny Lloyd
Social Media Editors
Griffin Day
Jessie Wiggins
Faculty Adviser
Dr. Cathryn Molloy
Submission Guidelines

We accept submissions from young scholars in the Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication (WRTC) program at JMU as well as from students in comparable, stand-alone programs across the United States. We also welcome and encourage submissions from first-year writers. 

Submissions are accepted during the fall semester of each academic year, and each new issue is published near the end of the spring semester.

Why submit?

  • A chance to be published in a peer-reviewed journal
  • An opportunity to start a dialogue with other student writers
  • Exposure in a national undergraduate journal
  • Bragging rights
  • Feedback from a dedicated team of editors

Our submission form can be found [here.] Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Please submit alphabetic text essays in MLA or APA style. Include a "References" or "Works Cited" page with multimodal submissions.

We are happy to accept the following file types: 

  • Audio: .mp3 or .wav
  • Word: .docx or .doc
  • Images: .jpeg or .png
  • Videos: link to YouTube or Vimeo
  • Website: link
Submitting Your Work: What to Expect

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