Call for Papers: The Peer Review

Nov 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Publications

We are excited to share a Call for Papers for The Peer Review: A Journal for Writing Center Practitioners, an International Writing Centers Association publication. Emerging writing center studies’ scholars​ and their collaborators are invited to submit their scholarly work for consideration in Issue One, ​R(evolutions) and Revisions: From Presentation to Publication, which will feature […]

WCJ Live! on Friday, November 13 at 3:00 Eastern, 2:00 Central

Nov 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Publications

“Lessons from Data: Avoiding Lore Bias in Research Paradigms” Join us for the final WCJ Live for issue 34.2! Roberta Kjesrud will discuss her recent article “Lessons from Data: Avoiding Lore Bias in Research Paradigms”–Friday, November 13th at noon Pacific, 1pm Mountain, 2pm Central, and 3pm Eastern. Even if you aren’t currently engaged with a study, this article is […]

WCJ Live! Friday, October 30

Oct 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Publications

“Evaluating the Effectiveness of Writing Center Classroom Visits: An Evidence-Based Approach” Join author Holly Ryan as she discusses her recent WCJ article, co-authored with Danielle Kane. WCJ Live will take place on Friday, October 30 at 12:00 pm Pacific, 1 Mountain, 2 Central, and 3 Eastern. Visit for information on how to join the […]

IWCA Launches The Peer Review Online, Open Access, Multi-Modal Journal!

Oct 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Publications

The IWCA was proud to launch it newest journal, The Peer Review, at the 2015 IWCA Conference in Pittsburgh! Co-Managing Editors Rebecca Hallman and Sherry Wynn Perdue presented the journal’s first edition, “Issue Zero: Modeling TPR’s Mission,” to a crowd of several hundred attendees at the organization’s Friday evening reception. More information about The Peer […]

The Dangling Modifier Newsletter Fall 2015 Will Launch a Major Overhaul

Oct 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Publications

Penn State has long hosted and edited The Dangling Modifier, an online newsletter by and for peer tutors produced in association with NCPTW. We are excited to announce a major makeover to our site starting with the Fall 2015 issue. While we will continue to welcome scholarly articles on peer tutoring, we will begin to […]

Call for Proposals for a special issue of WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship

Oct 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Publications

“Sharing Common Ground? Writing Centers and Learning Commons” Guest Editors: Hillory Oakes and Steven J. Corbett As schools look to develop students as sophisticated communicators across disciplines and media, more and more writing centers are becoming—or considering becoming—part of multiliteracy-focused learning commons enterprises (Koehler; Deans and Roby). In fact, the success of writing center programming […]

WCJ Live! September 11 at noon CST

Sep 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Publications

Join us as we kick off WCJ Live for issue 34.2! Beth Godbee, Moira Ozias, & Jasmine Kar Tang will discuss their recent article, “Body + Power + Justice: Movement-Based Workshops for Critical Tutor Education,” Friday, September 11th at noon CST. Read more and download the article at

The Southern Discourse in the Center: A Journal of Multiliteracy and Innovation Fall 2015 Call for Proposals

Jul 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Publications

Fall 2015 Theme: “Policy and the Center” Deadline: September 30, 2015 We invite you to submit manuscripts that address/engage the intersections between public policy (whether at the state, national, or institutional level) and the writing center. Possibilities for articles could include the following foci: ·      Cost/benefit analyses of centers and different methods within them (e.g. […]

Basic Writing e-Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline: December 1, 2015)

Jun 29th, 2015 | By | Category: Publications

Accelerated Learning in Basic Writing: Investigating the Successes and Challenges of ALP Models Submissions due by December 1, 2015 Guest Editors: Leah Anderst, Jennifer Maloy, and Jed Shahar Queensborough Community College, CUNY This special issue of BWe will focus on accelerated models of basic writing and college composition, particularly the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) model […]

WCJ Live!

Apr 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Publications

  WCJ Live gives our readers a chance to hear from and interact with recent authors. Sessions last around an hour and are hosted via Zoom. To login, go to For links to the articles,visit (Click on “WCJ Live!” at the top of the rotating banner.)

Call for Papers: The Internationalization of U.S. Writing Programs

Mar 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Publications

Editors: Shirley K Rose and Irwin Weiser American universities are becoming increasingly attractive to undergraduate students from other countries. According to the 2014 Open Doors Report from the Institute for International Education, there are 51% more international students in the U.S. now than there were a decade ago, and there have been eight years of […]

The Writing Lab Newsletter’s Writing Center Online Resources Database, or WcORD, is open for business!

Mar 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Publications

WcORD provides links to a variety of electronic resources (writing center websites and blogs, individual WCenter posts, full-text journal articles, videos, and more) in an open-access, searchable database. Right now, WcORD contains bookmarks to almost 1000 articles, conversations, and other resources, but to be a truly useful community resource, it needs to grow! That’s where […]

May/June 2016 Special Issue of WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship: “Religion in the Writing Center”

Feb 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Publications

Proposals will be accepted though May 30, 2015. Invitations to submit full articles will be issued by July 1, 2015. Manuscripts will be due on December 31, 2015. Guest editor: Lisa Zimmerelli, Assistant Professor of Writing and Writing Center Director, Loyola University Maryland View the full call for proposals.

Call for Proposals: Special Issue of Across the Disciplines, Fall/Winter 2015

Dec 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Publications

Writing Across the Curriculum and High-Impact Practices Guest editors: Neal Lerner, Northeastern University Elizabeth Boquet, Fairfield University A central tenet of writing across the curriculum and in the disciplines is that the use of writing (or composing broadly understood, including speaking and visualizing) goes far beyond improvement of students’ skills. Instead, writing is essential to […]

Call for Blog Editor, WLN

Nov 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Publications

Call for a Blog Editor for “Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders” The Writing Lab Newsletter (which will become WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship, beginning with vol. 40, the Sept. 2015 issue) is looking for an editor for the Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders (CWCAB) blog. CWCAB, as the name implies, is an international […]

Tutors: A Multiliteracy Journal about Tutoring

Nov 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Publications

The Fall issue of Tutors: A Mutliliteracy Journal About Tutoring is available at

“Reflections”: New Section in WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship (Deadline: December 12, 2014)

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Publications

The Writing Lab Newsletter (as of Sept., 2015 WLN will be WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship) inaugurates its “Reflections” section that invites you to respond to an older article published in WLN. First, a general introduction to Reflections, and then an invitation to respond to Jeff Brooks’ “Minimalist Tutoring”: Mickey ———————– General introduction […]

CFP: Southern Discourse in the Center

Oct 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Publications

In anticipation of the first issue’s release on October 30th at the International Writing Center Association conference in Orlando, Southern Discourse in the Center: A Journal of Multiliteracy and Innovation (SDC) is issuing an additional call for manuscripts that address the journal’s broader mission. SDC is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published biannually by the Southeastern […]

Call for Proposals: Nov/Dec 2015 Special Issue of WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship

Oct 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Publications

Guest edited by Susan Lawrence, Director, George Mason University Writing Center Terry Zawacki, Director Emerita, George Mason University Writing Center Supporting Graduate Student Thesis and Dissertation Writers in the Writing Center Writing centers are key participants in increasingly vigorous campus conversations focused on improving graduate student completion rates and time to degree, and the role […]

Changes coming from WLN

Sep 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Publications

The Writing Lab Newsletter editorial staff has had an interesting summer thinking about expanding and improving WLN. And now we have some announcements and requests for your feedback. Here’s an overview of what we’re about and what questions we have for you. I’ll space out fuller explanations in several posts over the next few days […]