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The WAC Journal invites article submissions. The longest-running national peer-reviewed journal dedicated to writing across the curriculum, The WAC Journal seeks scholarly work at the intersection of writing with teaching, curriculum, learning, and research. Our review board welcomes inquiries, proposals, and articles from 3,000 to 6,000 words.

We are especially interested in contributions that creatively approach a diverse range of anti-racist pedagogies, feminist rhetorics across the curriculum, intersectional contexts of feminism, and international WAC initiatives. Articles focusing on the ways WAC can be fostered in online courses are welcome as well. The WAC Journal supports a variety of diverse approaches to, and discussions of, writing across the curriculum. We welcome submissions from all WAC scholars that focus on writing across the curriculum, including topics on WAC program strategies, techniques and applications; emergent technologies and digital literacies across the curriculum; and WID.

The WAC Journal  is an open-access journal published annually by Clemson University, Parlor Press, and the WAC Clearinghouse. It is available by subscription in print through Parlor Press at http://www.parlorpress.com/wacjournal and online in open-access format at the WAC Clearinghouse via http://wac.colostate.edu/journal/. Articles are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis.

The peer review process is double-blind, which means all identifying information must be removed from the submission. Any submission notes must be included in the field provided for them, not in a separate cover letter or attachment. Submissions that aren't ready for double-blind review will be returned.

2022 Special Section: Transforming WAC at 50: What, How, and For Whom?

Call for Submissions

Special Section of the WAC Journal:

“Transforming WAC at 50: What, How, and for Whom?”

Submissions due Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 11:59pm (PST)

Guest editor:

Cristyn L. Elder, Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Writing Program, University of New Mexico

At the start of the new decade, the field of WAC marked two important anniversaries: the 25th year of IWAC (Bartlett et al., 2020) and year 50 of WAC as a disciplinary movement (Palmquist et al., 2020). Also, just prior to these events was the launching of AWAC with the goal of coordinating and sustainably supporting WAC efforts across organizations, institutions, and communities. With this celebration of WAC’s history and our looking to the future, the WAC Journal, the longest-running national peer-reviewed publication in the field of WAC, is marking the occasion with the special section “Transforming WAC at 50: What, How, and for Whom?”

For this special section, authors are invited to relate theory with research and practice in their discussion of ways we might transform the ways we do WAC and with and for whom. The following are example questions that could help guide one’s topic:

  • How do we define diverse writers?
  • What population of writers have we continued to overlook and need to support more explicitly?
  • What population of faculty or discipline(s) have we continued to overlook and need to address?
  • What theoretical approach might newly inform WAC, and what would that look like in practice?
  • How do we strengthen WAC as a tool for a deeper emphasis on social justice?


Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 11:59pm (PST)

Notification of Acceptance: by November 2022

Revised Manuscripts due: January 2023

Publication: 2023

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