We invite you to write for us. We publish original articles on topics of interest to writers and writing teachers. We also invite you to pitch rewrites of existing articles.
With the launch of the 4th Edition (see About), we aim to publish syllabi and projects at Courses. We invite you to share your syllabi with our readers with the hope of learning from one another and not locking content down behind paywalls.
We aim to be responsive to changes in literacy practices. These are, after all, exciting times for writers. Revolution is afoot. Writing spaces are changing, evolving. The essay is losing ground to the blog, video, and podcast. Writing is becoming more visual, interactive, dynamic. We welcome multimodal compositions.
Our audience is a global community of aspiring writers as well as teachers and researchers in Writing Studies. Writing Commons is used by both professionals in workplace contexts and students in undergraduate composition, business, STEM/Technical Writing, and creative writing courses.
|Our primary audience is undergraduate students in writing courses in the U.S., particularly undergraduate courses in academic, business, and technical writing courses.||College & University Faculty. ||Independent scholars and professionals.|
Before beginning your project, we encourage you to submit a brief proposal to
Submissions should be sent in .doc or .docx files. You can include videos or images to supplement the text; please submit video links or .mp4s, and all images as .jpeg or .png. You can include hyperlinks to other sources that might be useful for students, including, but not limited to, other Writing Commons articles.
- should be saved as a .doc or .docx file with any images saved as .jpeg or .png format. Please name files according to the following conventions: “Title of webtext.”
- should be 750-1000 words in length
- should be free of internal references to the author’s identity.
- should include a brief cover letter introducing your webtext and its title; you might use this letter to voice any concerns/questions you have about the text.
If you are submitting podcasts, videos, or composing a multi-page hyperlinked text (which we strongly encourage), please e-mail Cassandra Branham (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly for specific directions.
Once we receive your article and confirm it matches our needs, we will begin the peer-review process. Articles will be reviewed by at least two members of the staff, review editors, or editorial board. You will then receive our decision to publish as is, publish with revisions, or reject.
We try to have a quick turnaround time with our peer-review process. From initial submission to notification of the submission status, please allow approximately four weeks. If you don’t hear from us by then, please do shoot us a reminder. Thanks!
Suggestions for Contributors
Prior to pitching an article idea, we encourage you to take a moment to learn about Writing Commons. Please check out whether we already have an article on your proposed topic.
Prior to publication, following peer review, authors are required to complete our Publishing Agreement. In brief, writers may choose traditional copyright (i.e., copyright resides with the author yet gives Writing Commons LLC permission to publish the work or Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).