The Classic Journal promotes the extraordinary achievements in writing and research by undergraduates in the Writing Intensive Program (WIP) at the University of Georgia. Our purpose as a journal is twofold. First, The Classic Journal is a cross-disciplinary publication, fostering a community of diverse writers throughout the arts, humanities, and sciences. Second, this journal aims to provide undergraduates with the chance to experience the publishing process. This will benefit students by offering them a greater understanding of academic publishing. Through these roles, The Classic Journal provides an important platform for undergraduate student writing at UGA.

The Classic Journal is a collaborative effort by faculty and graduate teaching assistants who are affiliated with the Writing Intensive Program. The journal accepts submissions from all WIP courses, past and present. There are three types of submissions: “Classic Features,” “Classic Reviews,” and “Classic Alternatives.” The Classic Features are 1500-word essays that exhibit excellence in writing and research throughout the arts, humanities, and sciences. Classic Reviews are shorter submissions of approximately 750 words that provide insight about other creative works, including concerts and artwork. The Classic Alternatives are submissions that require a particular flair of creativity accompanied by a short, written description about the creative piece. Through these submission types, the journal aims to promote a larger conception of writing and research that expands learning and offers the ability for knowledge to transfer across disciplines, genres, and styles.