Publishing Your Work

If you want readers to read your writing, you have a range of options and tools you can use to make your writing public, shareable, and widely-accessible. Publishing writing is perhaps easier nowadays than it ever has been—you can publish your writing using web-based platforms like ePortfolios and blogs, submit your writing for publication in an academic journal, send your work to book agents and publishers, self-publish a print book or eBook, along with other extant and emerging publication avenues.


Digication, DePaul's official e-Portfolio platform, is a great way for you to showcase your writing online. DePaul community members can build an unlimited number of e-Portfolios featuring work done both inside and outside the classroom. DePaul students have access to their accounts after graduation, allowing you to access your ePortfolio and continue to use Digication beyond DePaul.

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Tumblr is a free, ad-supported blog platform. Tumblr is built with default social media features like following other blogs and liking posts.

For more information on using Digication, see our "Get Help" guide DePaul's Career Center offers a helpful guide to creating career-oriented ePortfolios the First Year Writing Program at DePaul has a range of resources for students working on their WRD eportfolios.


If you want to publish your writing, consider a blog. Blogs can focus on any topic, genre, or subject matter. Many blog platforms are free (either because they are ad-supported or use open-source software) and allow you to "post" a wide range of content (e.g., written text, images, video, and audio). Blogs also give you control over the length of whatever you publish and the frequency with which you post new content. Most platforms allow you to invite readers to comment on posts or pages, to choose not to allow comments, or to do so only for certain posts or pages.

There are manyblog platforms you can use, with a wide range of feature sets, required-expertise, and costs.

Wordpress is the most widely-used blog platform. You can set up a free, ad-supported blog or load wordpress software onto your own server.
Tumblr is a free, ad-supported blog platform. Tumblr is built with default social media features like following other blogs and liking posts.
Medium is a free ad-supported blog platform and social network. It's designed to make reading online enjoyable, but offers limited customization and design.
Blogger is a free ad-supported blog platform offered by Google. It offers a range of free themes and templates to customize the design and layout of your blog.
Ghost is designed to be fast and simple and, similar to Wordpress, offers both free software you can install on your own server or a hosted service (but with no free option).
Jekyll is a free and open-source "blog-aware, static site generator" that allows for fast-loading blogs. It requires familiarity with code and accessing a web server.

Submit to a Publication

If you have written something that you are particularly proud of and want to be published in a publication, try finding a journal or literary magazine. Whether your writing is academic, journalistic, or creative, there are countless publications that you can find to accept your work. This route will call for some research and searching. Because there are so many different publications, you will need to make sure that you find one that is aligned with what you are writing about. For instance, if you have a research article on language acquisition, an academic journal in literary criticism won't be a good place to send your work.

No matter what you are submitting to be published, you want to make sure that you revise and edit your work and that you make sure to follow any submission requirements.