Best Student Essays (BSE) is the premier nonfiction student review of the University of New Mexico. It is published annually and solicits nonfiction work from UNM undergraduate and graduate students. All genres of nonfiction are accepted, including essays, research, scientific writing, memoirs, photo essays, foreign language with English translation, and more.

Submissions for the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 edition are currently open. For more information on how to submit, click here.

Featured photos: The photo on the home page is part of a series called “‘Roids: Mistakes, Misadventures, and Memories” by Joshua Lane that was published in the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 edition of BSE. The photo in the header of the rest of the pages is part of a series called “Disturbia” by Jace Nelson that was published in the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 edition of BSE.