Publish in the Journal of Basic Writing

The Journal of Basic Writing is published twice a year, in the spring and fall, with support from the City University of New York, Office of Academic Affairs. We welcome unsolicited manuscripts and ask authors to consult the detailed "Call for Articles" in each issue.

Manuscript Submission Information

To be considered for publication inJBW, manuscripts must focus clearly on basic writing or ESL and must add substantively to the existing literature. The manuscript should be between 15-25 pages in length and should follow current MLA guidelines. Manuscripts are submitted for blind review; therefore, include author information on cover page only. The second page should include the title but no author identification, an abstract of about 150 words, and a list of 4-5 key words.

Send manuscripts as attachments, preferably in MS Word, or as .rtf (rich text format) via email to Hope Parisi at or or Cheryl C. Smith at

If you have questions or would like to see the full call for articles, contact one of the JBW editors:

Editors: Hope Parisi and Cheryl C. Smith
Consulting Editors: Rebecca Mlynarczyk and Bonne August
Editorial Assistant: Robert Greco