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Welcome to the WAC Clearinghouse

Supporting Scholarly Exchange About Communication Across the Disciplines

Help Support the Clearinghouse

Please help us continue our mission of making high-quality scholarly publications available at no cost to everyone. Last year, we received more than three million visits to our website and three million downloads of our journal articles and books. To make that possible, we rely on the volunteer labor of more than 180 people for nearly all of our work (keeping our production costs to less than 10% of those borne by the average scholarly press). We still incur costs, however, including modest payments for copyediting and designing our books, charges for ISBN numbers and DOI registration, and software and equipment expenses, to name a few.

We know that many of our readers, like us, are dealing with unusual challenges at this time, which is why we are thankful that the Colorado State University Foundation, which manages our charitable giving, can accept donations of as little as $10. As few as 15 sustaining contributions of $10 per month will cover the cost of producing one of our books, and 75 one-time contributions of $20 will cover the cost of copy editing one journal issue. We hope you’ll help us continue to make the CompPile database available to the writing studies community, expand our collection of more than 125 open-access books, support new and established journals, and grow our rich set of resources for the WAC and writing studies communities. To find out how to contribute, see


The Clearinghouse offers more than 125 open-access, scholarly books, including original monographs and edited collections. View our books.


The Clearinghouse publishes, hosts, or provides access to the archives for several refereed, open-access journals. View our journals.


The leading database in the field of writing studies, CompPile allows ready reference to writing studies scholarship from 1939 to the present. View CompPile.


Our peer-reviewed resources support the use of writing in courses across the disciplines.


Learn about the many organizations and groups, that comprise the WAC community.


Catch up on the latest news in the WAC and writing studies communities.


The Clearinghouse relies on a large, distributed network of colleagues who work together to publish our books and journals in open-access formats. If you would like to support these efforts, please view options for one-time and sustaining donations as well as institutional and organizational sponsorships.