International Exchanges on the Study of Writing: Submission Guidelines

K-12Series Editors: Terry Myers Zawacki, George Mason University; Magnus Gustafsson, Chalmers University of Technology; and Joan Mullin, Illinois State University

Submissions to the International Exchanges on the Study of Writing series should follow the guidelines provided below. If a submission is judged by the editor to be consistent with the goals of the series and possesses strong scholarly merit, it will undergo a rigorous peer review by scholars drawn from our Publications Review Board or Editorial Board. Reviews are typically completed in one or two months.

The Clearinghouse will not consider work submitted simultaneously for consideration by another publisher.

Format for Submissions

To ensure timely consideration of your proposed work, please provide the information outlined below:

Please include a copy of your current vita or resumé, as well as those for any co-authors or editors. If possible, enclose a copy of the table of contents of the proposed work, preferably annotated. You may include a sample chapter from the manuscript, if it is available, or the full manuscript, if it is available.

Where and How to Submit

You may submit your prospectus and supporting material electronically by email directly to series editor Terry Myers Zawacki at Files may be sent as PDF documents or word processing documents (Word, RTF, Open Document Format, etc.). Please combine all materials into one file where possible. You may compress the file using WinZip or a similar program. If materials are too large to be submitted as email attachments, you may use other means, such as DropBox.

Statement on Language for Submission and Publication

The series editors are aware of how research traditions are represented through our language practices. At this point in time, however, we ask that submissions be in English. That being said, we look to a future where research in languages other than English will be widely accessible for community conversation and exchange; we hope that creative technologies or innovative literacy brokers will work with the series editors to find ways to preserve all our research cultures while providing access and exchange. We invite colleagues in the community to send us their suggestions for addressing this issue of a multi-lingual series that is both fiscally achievable and culturally responsible.

Preparing Your Manuscript

To view our manuscript preparation guidelines, please see our Guide for Authors and Editors.

A Note on Open-Access Publishing

The International Exchanges on the Study of Writing series offers books in free digital editions and low-cost print editions. Books are offered through a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Copyright is held by the author(s) or editor(s) of the books. The publisher covers the costs of reviewing, designing, producing, and distributing the books. Any proceeds from sales of print books in the series are used to support the publication of subsequent books. Our goal as a publisher is to make work available to the widest possible audience while maintaining the highest standards in scholarly publishing. We welcome contributions to the series and to the larger goal of supporting open-access scholarly publishing. If you have questions about the goals of the larger WAC Clearinghouse project, please contact Mike Palmquist at or 970 491-3132.