Submissions to The Drover Review, vol. 4 (2021), are now CLOSED. The journal will reopen for submissions in Fall 2021.

The Drover Review invites essayistic and scholarly writing by current USAO students. Entries considered for publication should fit one of two categories:

  1. Work written for USAO’s first-year writing courses, Writing I (IDS 1113) and Writing II (IDS 1213)
  2. Work written for a cross-disciplinary range of other courses at USAO (including both IDS courses and those in the majors)

We welcome a wide variety of writing — argumentative, analytic, narrative, evaluative, scholarly, academic — within these categories. Submissions to the Writing I and II sections should employ MLA-style formatting and citation. Upper-level submissions may employ MLA, APA, or Chicago style in accordance with disciplinary convention. Any charts and tables should be formatted as such in MS Word, and any images included should avoid copyright infringement.

(We also enjoy fiction, poetry, and drama — but those and other creative genres should be sent to our friends at The Accent.)

To submit to The Drover Review, complete the online submission form and email a digital copy of your entry (formatted as a .DOC, .DOCX, or .RTF) to Dr. Wetherbee ( Each student may submit up to two works each year; s/he should complete one submission form per entry.

Authors published in The Drover Review retain full rights to and ownership of their work.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submissions to vol. 4 are now due by Friday, March 12, 2021. 

Link to online submission form