Prologue: A First-Year Writing Journal is an annual journal of academic essays created to showcase first-year writing at Denison. The journal provides many of these students with the opportunity to have their works published for the first time. The selection process begins with first-year students submitting their essays anonymously during the fall and spring semester submission periods. Next, the editorial board carefully reviews the collection of pieces submitted and selects several quality pieces for publication. Then each of Prologue’s editors review one of the selected essays, work with the writer to make revisions, and write a commentary to accompany the piece. These commentaries highlight the strengths and growth of each essay.