The Apprentice Writer


Thank you to those of you who submitted your work for the 2017 issue of The Apprentice Writer. Our submission period is closed and will reopen in January of 2018 for the 2018 issue. The print edition has been mailed out and has been made available online.
Updated guidelines have been for the 2018 submission period. Please feel free to contact Codie Nevil Sauers at with any questions.


An Introduction:

Welcome to The Apprentice Writer, which annually features the best writing and illustrations from nearly 4,000 entries we receive each year from secondary schools throughout the United States.  Every September we send copies printed as a public service by The Daily Item in Sunbury, PA to nearly 3,500 schools.

The Department of English & Creative Writing’s established program in Publishing and Editing gives our creative writing majors an opportunity to showcase what they have learned by working on one or more of the four magazines the Susquehanna University Writers Institute publishes each year.

Susquehanna’s Creative Writing major now enrolls over 150 undergraduate students who are taught primarily by six widely-published writers.  Our program in Editing and Publishing gives our majors an opportunity to showcase what they have learned by working on one or more of the four magazines the Susquehanna Writers Institute publishes each year. If you are interested in learning more about the creative writing major and programs related to writing sponsored by the Writers Institute, visit the Writers Institute at


Susquehanna University invites high school students to submit fiction, memoir,  personal essay, photography, and or poetry for the Thirty-fifth volume of The Apprentice Writer.

The Apprentice Writer is now online as well as in print. View last year’s issue here: Volume 35.

Accepted poets, writers, and photographers come from an impressive variety of backgrounds spanning the globe.

Send material to be considered for next year’s The Apprentice Writer to Please be sure that you have carefully read and followed our Submission Guidelines before submitting your work for consideration.

Submission Dates: January 1 through March 15, 2018
Acceptance announcements will be emailed by May 15, 2018
Publication and distribution: August/September 2018

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