Submissions to The Drover Review, vol. 3 (2020), are now closed. Submissions to vol. 4 will open in September 2020.


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

1. Work written for Writing I (IDS 1113)
2. Work written for Writing II (IDS 1213)
3. Work written for a cross-disciplinary range of upper-level courses at USAO

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.

Submissions to vol. 3 are due by Friday, February 28, 2020. 

Link to online submission form