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The Polishing Cloth, a publication of Georgia Perimeter College, collects the best student essays from English composition, developmental studies, English as a second language and other disciplines, complementing the textbook with accessible student models.

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The Polishing Cloth won third prize in the southern division of the 1997 literary magazine competition of the Community College Humanities Association.

The Polishing Cloth is produced and distributed by the Kendall / Hunt Publishing Company: ISBN 978-1-4652-1149-1. It is published by Georgia Perimeter College, English Department, 2101 Womack Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338-4497.

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Sarah Larson founded The Polishing Cloth in 1984. An annual reception honors the student writers, and awards are given to three students whose essays are judged best in category. Faculty members are asked to submit the best writing from their classes for the next edition. The editorial board consists of  Reggie Abbott, Na Keya Bazemore, Kathleen DeMarco, Michael Diebert, Richard Diguette, Valerie Dotson, Sherry Durren, Hank Eidson, James Faucett, Alcia Guarracino, Barbara Hall, Michael Hall, Jean Hakes, Ken Johnson, Nancy Kojima, Muriel Lange, Sarah Larson, Kenneth McNamara, Scott Mitchell, Stuart Noel, Carol Raybourn, Tamara Shue, Kim Sisson, Corbin Stephens, Kirk Swenson, Ted Wadley, Shellie Sims-Welch.

For more information, see our 2003 report.
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