Publishing Opportunities

PTK Publishing Opportunities

Phi Theta Kappa gives you multiple opportunities to have your work showcased in nationally distributed publications.

Civic Scholar

Civic Scholar: Phi Theta Kappa Journal of Undergraduate Research is the first journal of its kind to feature research and community engagement by community college students.

Work with your local chapter to research an issue facing your college campus or greater community. Then, turn your research into action — create a project or event that meets a specific community need and leaves a lasting impact.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation proudly supports Civic Scholar. 

Change Makers

Change Makers: Phi Theta Kappa Journal of Student Leadership features the work of community college students collaborating with their college administrators to implement projects that support the mission of their colleges and generate positive changes on their campuses.

Nota Bene

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Nota Bene publishes original, outstanding writing in five genres:

  1. Poetry
  2. Personal Essays
  3. Short Stories
  4. Research Papers
  5. Plays

The literary competition opens each summer, and approximately 25 students are selected for publication. The author of the most outstanding poem will be named PTK’s International Poet Laureate and receive a $1,000 scholarship award. The author of the best overall entry will be named the Citation Award Scholar and receive a $1,000 scholarship, and authors of up to four other exceptional entries will receive $500 each.