Within the field of writing studies, a growing number of publishers are offering offer peer-reviewed, scholarly book in open-access formats. We are pleased to provide links to several of these innovative series.
View than 180 open-access books published prior to the merger of Utah State University Press and University Press of Colorado. Provided by Utah State's Digital Commons, you will find books focusing on rhetoric and composition, folklore, Western studies and history, and religion, among other topics.
The WAC Clearinghouse is pleased to direct its visitors to the Computers and Composition Digital Press Web site. This innovative press promises to remap our understanding of online publishing of book-length projects. The founders of the press write that they are "committed to publishing innovative, multimodal digital projects. The Press will also publish ebooks (print texts in electronic form available for reading online or for downloading); however, we are particularly interested in digital projects that cannot be printed on paper, but that have the same intellectual heft as a book."
Intermezzo is a series dedicated to publishing essays that are too long for journal publication but too short to be a monograph. Published by enculturation, the series asks writers to consider a variety of topics from within and without academia and also to be creative in doing so. Authors are encouraged to experiment with form, style, content, and approach in order to break down the barrier between the scholarly and the creative.
WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarshipoffers open-access Digital Edited Collections focused on topics relevant to the field of writing center studies. These multimodal texts, which are rich with graphics, links to sources, videos, and teaching resources, extend learning beyond printed texts. In addition to its enhanced ability to engage and educate readers, this digitalscholarship is accessible to international audiences and easily shareable through digital links.
Parlor Press is an independent publisher and distributor of scholarly and trade books and one of the Clearinghouse's first publishing partners. In addition to the books it has co-published with the Clearinghouse (and which are available in the Perspectives on Writing and the Reference Guides to Rhetoric and Composition series), Parlor Press offers access to several other open-access books.
The Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Book Series publishes texts that investigate the multiliteracies of digitally mediated spaces both within academia as well as other contexts. Published in association with the University of Michigan Press, books are available in both open access and print formats.