Call for Review Editors

 Dear Colleagues,

We seek review editors to help with the peer review of submissions to Writing Commons, http://writingcommons.org.

If you are interested, please contact Quentin Vieregge, Managing Editor at quentin@writingcommons.org. Becoming an editor will be an excellent networking opportunity and a valuable service to the profession, which we will acknowledge at Writing Commons.

What is Writing Commons?

Writing Commons, http://writingcommons.org, seeks to crowdsource the wisdom of teacher-scholars involved in college-level writing classes. We seek to provide free, open-education resources that students and teachers can use for any college-level writing project, whether it’s composition, professional/technical writing, fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

Editorial Board
Steve E. Carson
Dianne Donnelly
James P. Gee
Graeme Harper
Charlie Lowe
Mike Palmquist
Daisy Pignetti
Alex Reid
Howard Rheingold
Shirley Rose
George Siemens
Gregory L. Ulmer
MC Morgan
Bronwyn T. Williams
Janice Walker
Susan Lang
David Wiley

At the heart of our project is excitement over the open education resource movement, which is about creating quality educational resources that are accessible and free to teachers and students. At Writing Commons, we want to provide instructors and teachers an alternative—or at least a complement—to the sometimes prohibitively expensive textbooks in college courses.

Like a journal, Writing Commons will be continually added to with new additions but like a book each addition will become part of a larger compendium of teaching writing and rhetoric in the college classroom. Submissions will be reviewed by our distinguished editorial board and review editors.

The current core of the book is a derivative work of Joe Moxley’s College Writing Online (Pearson 2003), which received the Distinguished Book Award from Computers and Composition in 2004.

We envision Writing Commons being a place for teachers to find short but well-crafted and researched texts on writing and rhetoric that can be used in the classroom. This material will primarily be useful in beginning and advanced level composition classes, but we will have material available for technical and professional writing, fiction, and creative non-fiction as well. Moreover, we want to encourage submissions that illustrate practical connections between the teaching of writing and New Media in the classroom. We define “text” broadly, encompassing traditionally writing scholarship but also new media creations—including PowerPoint movies or YouTube videos, podcasting, animation, or hyperlinked text. We’re hoping to create a huge, ever growing, ever evolving online resource.

We think Writing Commons will be an exciting new place for scholarship and teaching and hope that you will be a part of it.

We thank you for your consideration.