A free, comprehensive, peer-reviewed, award-winning Open Text for students and faculty in college-level courses that require writing and research.

Welcome to Writing Commons, the open-education home for writers. Our mission is to help college students improve their writing, research, and critical thinking. We publish a variety of webtexts on writing pedagogy. Major topics include Academic Writing, Information Literacy, Evidence and Documentation, Research Methods & Methodologies, Style, New Media Communication, Professional and Technical Communication, and Creative Writing. Writing Commons also publishes a monthly newsletter, unCommon News.

Students in a variety of writing courses may use Writing Commons, including composition, business writing, STEM/technical writing, and creative writing. Widely adopted, Writing Commons is used worldwide by numerous institutions, including Georgia Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, Duke University, Malmö University, and the University of Tartu. Writing Commons sponsors the Aaron Swartz Best Webtext Award for the best original OER published by Writing Commons. Our 2015 winner was Angela Eward-Mangione for her webtext, ??.

We are fortunate to have a team of volunteers who work hard to make our commons project a popular, global resource. The Editorial Board and the Advisory Board, composed of distinguished academics, review submissions on a rolling basis. In the first round of peer review, submissions are reviewed by our Staff. Reviews are conducted by our Review Editors. Members of the Editorial Board serve primarily in an advisory capacity, yet they may also review submissions.

Original webtexts published by Writing Commons are licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 NC ND. In addition, Writing Commons reprints works with permission and publishes some works under a CC 3.0 SA.

Writing Commons was founded in 2008 by Joe Moxley (more).