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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, PDF, or plain text document file format. Contact us if your submission is not in a text file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Contact us if your genre or writing goals call for alternative formats.
  • The submission is accompanied by a cover letter addressing points described in Author Guidelines.
  • Author has reviewed the Copyright Notice and Privacy Statement.

Accepting manuscripts on a rolling basis

Please Note: Before submitting for the first time, authors must email writerscraftcontextjournal@gmail.com to have an account set up. You will receive an email from OU Libraries notifying you that your account is ready.  At that point, you will log in with temporary credentials to set up a profile and permanent username and password.

When you are ready to submit, please include a letter to the editors in which you introduce yourself (and any co-authors) and your work.  In particular, please address the following:

1) Specify the genre of work you are submitting: research article, creative submission, etc.

2) Provide some context about yourself as a writer, researcher, artist, etc. 

In addition, given our commitment [WCCJ About page] to inclusive publishing practices, we invite you to share your demographic information, including race, educational experiences, languages, identity, pronouns, etc. 

Copyright Notice

Writers: Craft & Context (ISSN 2688-9595) provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. All content in Writers: Craft & Context is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Works published in Writers: Craft & Context will be distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY-NC). By granting a CC BY-NC license in their work, authors retain copyright ownership of the work, but they give explicit permission for others to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the work, as long as the original source and author(s) are properly cited (i.e. a complete bibliographic citation and link to the JLSC website), and the re-use of the work is not for commercial purposes. No permission is required from the author(s) or the publishers for such use.

Exceptions to the application of the CC BY-NC license may be granted at the editors’ discretion if reasonable extenuating circumstances exist. Such exceptions must be granted in writing by the editors of the Journal; in the absence of a written exception, the CC BY-NC license will be applied to all published works.