UReCA: The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity is actively accepting submissions for publication. Any student currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or associate’s undergraduate degree program is eligible to submit their work. Students from any institution are welcome to submit their work, however we request that foreign language submissions be accompanied by an English language translation.

When reviewing submissions, the UReCA Editorial Board looks for pieces that identify and meet a specific goal with a central idea outlined in the artist or author statement. The piece’s content should take risks and push the reader to think differently while demonstrating a mastery of style with a distinctive voice.

We are a triple-blind, peer-reviewed journal, that is managed by a team of undergraduate students from honors programs across the United States. Submissions are judged solely on the basis of content. Submissions must be void of all identifying information in order to ensure our blind review process is successful. Do not include your name as part of the file name. Do not include your college affiliation, the name of your advisor, or any other identifying information within your work. The reviewers will only see the documents you attach, so please be sure to include an artist statement briefly describing your creative piece. If your piece is selected, this statement will be used in the journal as a description of the piece. We may ask that you send files unembedded from within your document. 

Our panel of editors may request that certain edits be implemented as a condition of publication. Should you have any questions about the submission process, please email us at editor@nchc-ureca.com. 

Submissions for the 2021 edition will close on October 9th, 2021 at 12:00 am EST. All submissions after that date will be considered for the 2022 edition.The UReCA Editorial Board looks forward to your submission. 

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