Accepting Submissions!

Look for our inaugural issue coming in spring 2020.

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