Manuscript Preparation: As an electronic journal, FYHC does not prescribe any particular length for articles, though 8-10,000 words is a conventional guideline for scholarly articles. In addition to traditional scholarly essays, FYHC solicits reflective essays (see Diogenes, FYHC: Issue One) on relevant issues, theory, practice, and classroom experiences regarding first-year honors composition classes. We also solicit WPA viewpoints which may follow more informal guidelines (see Hall and Miller, FYHC: Issue One), as well as reflections from scholar/teachers on their experiences with honors-level student writers in any phase of study. FYHC also welcomes student viewpoints on first-year honors composition (see Pierce et al., FYHC: Issue One) in a variety of modes. Traditional scholarly essays will be subject to double-blind peer review; reflective pieces and nontraditional submissions will be considered on a case by case basis. 

Source Citation: Conventional scholarly articles requesting double-blind peer review (including student submissions) follow MLA citation guidelines with end notes and an abstract. Illustrations and other media included in submissions must follow academic standards for source attribution. Authors are responsible for securing reprinting permissions for copyrighted images and other media.
Manuscript Submissions: All submissions should be submitted via email to and attached as MS Word (.doc/.docx) or rich text format (.rtf) files. Submissions must include a statement indicating that the document is not currently under review at another publication, as well as a statement indicating what section of the journal the work is intended for. All student submissions must be sponsored by an instructor and include proof of vetting through as well as a statement verifying the student submissions as original to the best of their knowledge.

Book Reviews: While FYHC does not publish conventional book reviews, we do welcome essays centered on the use of a singular text in an honors first-year composition course, which may include substantive review of the text as an element of the essay (see Coleman, FYHC: Issue One.)
Copyright: Authors retain all copyright privileges including the right to reproduce any work in textbooks or edited collections.

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