student writing

In addition to having an active faculty who publish books, articles and creative works, the Department of English also sponsors or is affiliated with the production of several other publications.

Number One

The official lit magazine of the students, by the students, and for lit lovers everywhere, Number One   collects the snazziest, slickest, hippest work coming out of UMKC and puts it all together in one death-defying journal. Oh, and because we're just that cool, now you can find us on Facebook (NmbrOne Mag) and Twitter (NumberOneMag). Send all of your best fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, your archest comments and questions, and your most generous offers of coffee and pie to

Sosland Journal

The Sosland Journal is an annual publication, funded by Rheta Sosland-Hurwitt, that features essays by student winners of the Ilus W. Davis Writing Competition. The journal allows exemplary writing from both composition courses and University-wide Writing Intensive courses to be published and distributed to a larger audience, including UMKC students who use the journal as a textbook in select writing courses and the Kansas City community at large.

The Sosland Journal is now available online.

The scholarships page has a detailed description, application instructions, and deadlines for the Ilus W. Davis Writing Competition.

Young Scholars in Writing

Young Scholars in Writing is a peer-reviewed journal for undergraduates. The title is not a marker of a scholar's age but rather of his or her experience with discursive inquiry in writing, rhetoric and related topics. Thus, we invite all scholars in the field to submit their work.

Click here to go to the Young Scholars in Writing website.