About

Smith Writes is an interdisciplinary, multi-genre journal featuring the work of first-year Smith College students in writing intensive courses. It is edited and produced by students and staff at The Jacobson Center for Teaching, Learning, and Writing, with the purpose of providing a public space for the best, most engaging writing produced by early-career students at Smith.

Smith Writes accepts nonfiction in any genre or area of study, including but not limited to academic research papers, argumentative/persuasive essays, creative nonfiction/memoir, and journalism. We are especially interested in work that engages a public audience beyond the gates of Smith and academia; we look for work that demonstrates an awareness of an educated, but lay, reader and employs an arresting authorial voice. We also welcome work produced in digital platforms and that incorporates the use of image or video elements.

Recent Essays

Essays recently published in Smith Writes.

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Editorial Board

Meet the people behind Smith Writes.
Sara Eddy, PhD
Sara Eddy, PhD

Jacobson Center Assistant Director, Managing Editor

    Ella Gagne '21
    Ella Gagne '21

    Government and History, Editorial Assistant

       

      Ari Jewell '21
      Ari Jewell '21

      Study of Women & Gender, Editorial Assistant

        Lauren Low '21
        Lauren Low '21

        Mathematics and Statistics & Data Science, Editorial Assistant

          Hyla Maddalena '21
          Hyla Maddalena '21

          English Language & Literature, Editorial Assistant

            Caty Maloney '22
            Caty Maloney '22

            Sociology and Chinese Languages & Cultures, Editorial Assistant

              Jackie Richardson '21
              Jackie Richardson '21

              English Language & Literature, Editorial Assistant

                Charlotte Rubel '22
                Charlotte Rubel '22

                English Language & Literature and Spanish, Editorial Assistant

                  Madeline Turner ’21
                  Madeline Turner ’21

                  Anthropology, Editorial Assistant

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