What Readers Are Saying about Issue 1.1:

I love this journal already—can't put it down!—Pauline Felicia Baird

The issue is great. Thanks for creating this publishing space.—Laura Gonzales

This is fantastic! What a terrific addition to our knowledge-making spaces.—Sara P. Alvarez

So awesome! A wonderful job to everyone involved in producing this. Gracias for continuing to create and nurture hope.—Karrieann Soto Vega

I love this issue so much! Thanks for starting this, you all!—Sharon Yam

After receiving a particularly scathing review, I found your introduction a breath of fresh air. So glad you have started WCC.—Giovanna Montenegro

I LOVE this issue!!! It’s AWESOME!!! KUDOS to you!!!—Keith Miller

I can't remember the last time I read an entire issue of ANY journal, and I happily read every piece in this issue, and would have kept going.—Paula Mathieu

Accepting Submissions!

Our inaugural issue was published on August 13th!  We are so grateful for the writers, reviewers, and experts in OU Libraries Scholarly Communication and Resources involved with this project.

We accept submissions on a rolling basis and are eager to see your work.

Writers: Craft & Context is a new open-access interdisciplinary journal that publishes a wide array of material focused on the lived experiences of writers: the work they do, the contexts in which they compose and circulate their work, how they are impacted by policies and pedagogies (broadly conceived) and how they develop across the lifespan. 


  • We welcome work by, about, and for writers that pushes the boundaries set by existing journals about writing.  
  • We seek writing that is answerable to communities,* writing that does not speak for or over others but rather features the voices of writers themselves.** 


We invite submissions from writers representing a range of academic fields such as writing studies, cultural studies, education, psychology, sociology, literature and modern languages. We equally welcome submissions from community members outside academia, including program leaders, activists, volunteers, artists, editors, and others who see, support, and do the work of writing in non-academic contexts. We are eager to publish traditional and creative genres including research articles, reflections on methodology, pedagogy pieces, collaborative or multi-voice works, collages, poems, essays, vignettes, creative nonfiction, interviews and more. 


We are eager to hear from writers doing innovative, critical work in a range of contexts, including those who may not have previous experience with publishing. To that end, we are committed to mentoring less experienced writers and manuscripts in development through the publishing process. Visit our “About” page for more about the commitments driving WCC Journal (


* Patel, Leigh. Decolonizing educational research: From ownership to answerability. Routledge, 2015.

* Gumbs, Alexis Pauline.(2019, August 7). “Brilliance Remastered: About.” Brilliance Remastered. Retrieved from

** “Open Letter” Black, Latinx, American Indian, Queer Caucus, Asian/Asian American Caucuses, NCTE & CCCC, December 2018.