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 […]

Writing Lab Newsletter TOC for Volume 39.1-2

Sep 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Publications

“What a Difference Three Tutoring Sessions Make: Early Reports of Efficacy from a Young Writing Center” – L. Lennie Irvin “Creating a Space for Business Communication” – Elizabeth Tomlinson “Review of Researching the Writing Center, by Rebecca Babcock and Therese Thonus”- Reviewed separately by Sherry Wynn Perdue and Sarah Littlejohn Tutor’s Column: “The Writing Space: […]

Selected WLN and WCJ Articles for Best of Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals Series (Parlor Press)

Jul 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Publications

The 2013 Selected Essays for Parlor Press’ Best of Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals Series announced. SELECTED ESSAYS Across the Disciplines, “Re-Framing Race in Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum,” Mya Poe Community Literacy Journal, “What’s Writing Got to Do with It?: Citizen Wisdom, Civil Rights Activism, and 21st Century Community Literacy,” Michelle Hall Kells Composition […]

Call for Proposals: Fall 2014 Special Issue of Praxis: A Writing Center Journal

Mar 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Publications

Theme: Course-Embedded Writing Support Programs in Writing Centers Guest Edited by: Russell Carpenter, Scott Whiddon, and Kevin Dvorak Course-embedded writing support programs have existed since the development of the Brown University model in the 1980s. While scholars such as Carol Severino, Brad Hughes, Jill Gladstein, and others have charted the development of embedded tutoring pedagogy, […]

Call for Papers: Academic Exchange Quarterly Winter 2014 Issue on Writing Center Theory and Practice

Feb 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Publications

The Winter 2014 (Vol. 18, Iss. 4) Issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly, an independent double-blind-peer-reviewed print journal, is now accepting submissions for its special section on Writing Center Theory and Practice.  Articles may explore issues of theory, practice, and experience in writing center work, including qualitative and empirical studies and discussions of pedagogy. Articles may […]

CFP: September 2016 Special Issue of Computers and Composition

Jan 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Publications

Call for Papers September 2016 Special Issue of Computers and Composition: An International Journal Guest Edited By: Russell Carpenter, Eastern Kentucky University Sohui Lee, Stanford University Theme: Pedagogies of Multimodality and the Future of Multiliteracy Centers While multimodal composition is not new, writing centers have only recently begun to institutionally embrace the “new” idea of […]

TOC for November/December Writing Lab Newsletter

Nov 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Publications

The November/December 2013 issue of the Writing Lab Newsletter should have reached subscribers’ mailboxes by now, and you’ll find the following articles there: “Going Global, Becoming Translingual: The Development of a Multilingual Writing Center” – Noreen G. Lape Book Review of Changing Spaces: Writing Centres and Access to Higher Education, by Arlene Archer and Rose […]