Mission Statement

Artifacts is a refereed journal of undergraduate work produced in all Writing Intensive and composition courses at the University of Missouri. The journal celebrates writing in all its forms by inviting student authors to submit projects composed across different genres and media. Artifacts promotes a public exchange of ideas by providing MU students with audiences outside their own classrooms. Additionally, faculty in all disciplines are invited to view Artifacts as a potential site for collaborative teaching projects.

The essays, reviews, and media texts featured in Artifacts are chosen from a range of Writing Intensive and composition courses, from introductory classes to senior capstone courses within individual majors. Projects are selected not because they meet some universal standards for writing but because they meet with creativity and intelligence the particular demands of given assignments. Artifacts is a collaborative effort of faculty who are affiliated with the Campus Writing Program. Each board member plays an active role in selecting texts for publication, choosing the journal’s digital design, and setting future goals.

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