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Submit your paper to Tortoise

May 7th, 2015
Submission request for the Tortoise writing journal. Courtesy of Kelly Rafey, class of 2016.

Tortoise publishes excerpts from Princeton’s scholarly community who demonstrate excellence in writerly moves. We are soliciting writing from all disciplines – the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences – at all levels and will publish the writing with reflective commentary on the writing process.

Submission Guidelines:

Email submission to

Attach the full draft as a .doc file if possible.

Include a brief cover letter that:

  • States the author's name, netID, class year, and the course/project for which the paper was written.
  • Includes 1 - 2 paragraphs of reflection on the process of writing the piece, what is successful about it, and why.
  • Directs the editorial board to the specific page numbers on which exemplary writing moves can be found.

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