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Work Sample Requirements - Academic Writing Residency


Required: A portion of a book chapter or journal article published in the last five years, where you are the primary author.

When uploading work samples, please use the file naming convention below:
SURNAME_First Name_Work Sample Title.filetype  (ex: TOLSTOY_Leo_War and Peace excerpt.pdf)

Book chapters or journal articles with a forthcoming publication date does not meet this requirement. 

Work samples may be up to 20 pages maximum; only 20 pages of a work sample will be reviewed.  Only PDF and Word files may be submitted; PDFs are strongly preferred.

If none of your previous work is published in English, please provide either a translation (indicating who provided the translation) or summary of the work in English. We understand that you would not likely have a word for word translation of previously published work, however providing a longer summary than a few sentences or a short one paragraph abstract is helpful for our reviewers.
Applications submitted with work samples that do not meet the requirements will not be reviewed.
If you have any questions about the application requirements, please reach out to the application administrators at
Please note: If we have problems downloading or otherwise accessing your work sample we will reach out to you. It is important that you reply within the given time frame.