What is Scribe?
Scribe stands uniquely as an entirely student-operated online academic journal, born from USC’s Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. Scribe strives to exhibit diversity and academic excellence through its publications, showcasing the finest literary and academic works penned by USC students. In so doing, it has accrued a readership in the thousands.
We, the editors of Scribe, are undergraduate students of USC who represent different colleges, majors, and interests. Nevertheless, we are joined together by our mutual respect for pertinent issues and our love for the written word. We seek to present the contents of this journal so that the unique blend of Trojan and Los Angeles culture shines through every word. Scribe represents the USC experience.
Thus, we proudly present to you what is current, what is USC, but most importantly, what is Scribe.
How are articles selected for publication?
A team of student editors cull through the submissions, awarding every article an evaluation by at least two editors, each of whom makes a recommendation either for or against publication. If both reviewing editors favor the article, they bring it before the entire editing team in a panel-like discussion for a final review and approval. After selections are made, editors are assigned to work with each writer on editing the article for publication.
Most of the articles published by Scribe originate from Writing 340: Advanced Writing, a course that satisfies USC’s upper-division writing requirement. We thank Dornsife faculty for sending us the work of some their most talented and thoughtful students.
Scribe also warmly welcomes submissions of other varieties—both visual and literary— for consideration, as we aspire to publish submissions from nearly every college discipline and point of interest.