Published each fall and spring semester, Line-by-Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing recognizes outstanding work created by students in the First- and Second-Year Writing Program at the University of Dayton. Submission is open to all students in ENG 100, ENG 114, ENG 198, ENG 200, ASI 110, or ASI 120.

Submissions are now being accepted for the Fall 2018 Issue.

Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2 (2018)


  • Barbara Farrelly Award for Best Writing of the Issue ($200 award): Madison Millhouse, "Love as an Active Choice"
  • Excellence in Research Paper Writing ($100 award): Anna Rose Redgate, "The Key Versatility of Stories: Storytelling and 'Sherlock Holmes'"
  • Best Essay in Multidisciplinary Research ($100 award): Yu Zhao, "Evolution, Place, and Identity: Facing Global Crisis with a New Identity as Earthly Residents"

Coming in the Fall: Arts Immersion Contest

We're pleased to announce that this fall, the Humanities Commons will be hosting a First-Year Arts Immersion Experience writing contest in connection with the Dayton Ballet's Dracula: Bloodlines.

Line by Line will publish the winning entries. Guest editorial board and judges: Aili Bresnahan (Philosophy), Dennis Doyle (Religious Studies), Neil Florek (Philosophy), Tracey Jaffe (History), Amir Kalan (English), Sabrina Jemail (UD Class of 2020), and Nicole Perkins (UD Class of 2020). Entries will be accepted November 1-December 1, 2018. Contest winners will be announced at the end of January. For information, email Professor Bresnahan.

ASI 110/120

ENG 200

ENG 200H (Honors)


Love as an Active Choice
Madison M. Millhouse