The WAC Clearinghouse, in partnership with the International Network of Writing Across the Curriculum Programs, publishes open-access journals, books, and other resources for teachers who use writing in their courses.


The Clearinghouse offers open-access, scholarly books, including original monographs and edited collections. To date, we have published more than 80 books. Visit our books main page or view one of our book series.

Perspectives on Writing
International Exchanges on the Study of Writing
Across the Disciplines Books
Reference Guides to Rhetoric and Composition
Practice and Pedagogy
Excellence in K-12 WAC
Landmark Publications in Writing Studies
Writing Spaces
RhetNet Books


WAC Journal
Double Helix

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

Across the Disciplines
The WAC Journal
Double Helix
Journal of Writing Analytics
Language and Learning Across the Disciplines
Journal of Basic Writing


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

An Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum
Statement of WAC Principles and Practices
The WAC Bibliography
WAC Conference Proceedings
WAC Programs
Announcements and Calls
Conferences and Events
Writing Fellows Programs
Second-Language Writing
The Teaching Exchange
WAC Links
Scholarly Journals
Email Lists
Bedford Bits


Association for Writing Across the Curriculum

A new organization for writing across the curriculum—the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum (AWAC)—is being planned. To learn more about AWAC, view its information page on the Clearinghouse.

International WAC Network

The Network is an informal community of teachers, researchers, and institutions with shared interests in WAC.

Northeast Writing Across the Curriculum Consortium

NEWACC supports research-based WAC practices, program development, and assessment.


CompPile is the leading bibliographic database in composition studies, providing listings of work published in composition and rhetoric since 1939.


REx (the Research Exchange) supports scholars who seek mentoring and a public forum for sharing their work. This peer-reviewed site is sponsored by the WAC Clearinghouse and CompPile.


WAC-GO seeks to increase mentoring to and support for graduate students with an interest in Writing Across the Curriculum. WAC-GO is supported by the WAC Clearinghouse. Visit its pages on the Clearinghouse and on Facebook.

Consortium on Graduate Communication

The Consortium on Graduate Communication is an international association whose members provide professional development in written, oral, and multimodal communication to students before and during their (post-)graduate academic and professional programs. CGC members work with graduate students in their first and second/additional languages.

Bedford Bits

Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition provides access in archival form to teaching tips and observations on teaching and learning created by leading scholars, authors, and editors.

Writing Programs Worldwide

Writing Programs Worldwide is an open-access platform for teachers and scholars to talk about individual or departmental initiatives that assist how writing is taught and learned in their locales. It grows out of the same team and project that brought us the Perspectives on Writing collection, Writing Programs Worldwide.

Base Internacional Bibliográfica Sobre Lectura y Escritura

Base Internacional Bibliográfica Sobre Lectura y Escritura ("International Database of Reading and Writing") is a searchable database of publications on reading and writing in higher education in Spanish-speaking countries. Learn more at our information page for the database.


Help Launch a New WAC Organization

Following a series of initial conversations about the formation of a national organization for WAC, progress has been made by the planning committee for the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum. You can learn more about the status of planning efforts for the new organization on its information page at the Clearinghouse or by contacting Michelle Cox, Jeff Galin, and Dan Melzer via email.

CWPA Book of the Year Award

Asao B. Inoue's book, Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future, was awarded the Council of Writing Program Administrators Outstanding Book Award at this year's conference. This award is given every two years. Read the book in PDF format or download it in PDF or ePub formats for free.

WAC-GO Leadership Opportunities

WAC-GO has announced available Leadership Team positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Details about the open positions and the application process can be found on Google Docs.

The Lucille M. Schultz 19th Century Composition Archive

This collection houses high-quality reproductions of materials that Professor Schultz gathered during her 26-year career at the University of Cincinnati. With 257 entries representing the period from 1785 to 1916, it includes rhetoric textbooks for college students, picture books for early primary school students, and more than 100 grammar handbooks. It is available in both digital and print formats (for access to the physical archive, please contact Russel Durst at Visit the archive ...

CCCC Book of the Year Award

Asao B. Inoue's book, Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future, is the winner of the 2017 CCCC Outstanding Book Award. This is Dr. Inoue's second award for outstanding book from CCCC. Read the book in PDF format or download it in PDF or ePub formats for free.

The 25 Collective Project: 29 Books Published ... and Counting

More than 80 books. Seven journals. Please join us in celebrating 20 years of open-access publishing on the Clearinghouse. Learn more about the successful conclusion of the Sustainable Publishing Initiative's first project, the 25 Collective. Learn more ...

Bedford Bits Released in Archival Form

The Clearinghouse is pleased to announce the availablility of the archival site for Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition, a multivocal weblog featuring leading scholars, authors, and editors. The original Bedford Bits blog was created by Bedford/St. Martin's to feature teaching tips from a range of contributors -- Bedford/St. Martin's authors, faculty from a number of institutions, adjuncts, and graduate students.Learn More ...

CCCC Endorses the Statement of WAC Principles and Practices

The Executive Committee of the Conference on College Composition and Communication has endorsed the International Network of Writing Across the Curriculum Programs statement of WAC principles and practices. View the Statement ...

About IWAC 2018

The International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference will be held at Auburn University on June 4-6, 2018. The conference theme, "Making Connections," emphasizes how WAC fosters connections: within and across institutions and programs, between people and positions, and among ideas and practices. In a historical moment when divisiveness, rancor, and disconnection are so pervasive on the national and international stage, our theme aims to underscore the power of collaboration, integration, inclusion, and the search for common ground. The conference organizers invite participants to remember together why we chose—and continue choosing—our work, and then to envision more connected futures. View the Conference Website ...

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