News, Events, and Calls

Traci Gardner
- Traci Gardner, News Editor

We publish news from the WAC and writing communities. Visit to catch up on upcoming conferences, see calls for proposals, notices of newly published books and other scholarly projects, stories of WAC programs and practitioners in the news. If you have WAC news you want to share, please send a note to

May 16, 2024
Iris D. Ruiz Wins CWPA Outstanding Scholarship Award

Iris D. Ruiz has won the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the Council of Writing Program Administrators for her chapter, “Critiquing the Critical: The Politics of Race and Coloniality in Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies Research Traditions.” The chapter is in the book Race, Rhetoric, and Research Methods, which she co-authored with Alexandria L. Lockett, James Chase Sanchez, and Christopher Carter.

May 16, 2024
The WAC Journal Releases Volume 34

The WAC Journal has released volume 34, a special issue on Transforming WAC at 50: What, How, and for Whom? The special issue is edited by Cristyn L. Elder and the issue contains work from 18 authors. View the new issue.

April 18, 2024
Journal of Writing Analytics Release Its Latest Volume

The Journal of Writing Analytics has released Volume 7, Writing Analytics in Context. This marks a shift for the journal to a rolling publication schedule. The first articles in the new volume are written by Kristin E. Black, Alex Rudny, and Saurabh Anand. Read the new volume.

April 10, 2024
Double Helix Releases Its Latest Issue

Double Helix has released its 11th volume. Exploring the theme "Critical Thinking, Writing, and Artificial Intelligence," the contributors to this issue take up the implications of generative artificial intelligence for writers, writing instructors, and writing classes. View the new volume.

April 8, 2024
RLEE Releases Its First Issue

The first issue of Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios de la Escritura (RLEE) is now available on the Clearinghouse. RLEE, an international, semi-annual, open-access, peer-reviewed, multilingual journal, publishes original empirical research articles on writing in Spanish, Portuguese, or English. View the new issue

March 8, 2024
Prompt Journal Seeks Site Editor and Associate Production Editor

Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments seeks applications for a Site Editor and for an Associate Production Editor. This call will remain open until positions are filled, but preference will be given to applications received by April 19, 2024.

March 3, 2024
WLN Releases A New Issue and a New DEC

WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship has released volume 48, number 3. View the new issueWLN has also published its fourth Digital Edited Collection. The Post-Pandemic Writing Center, edited by Sarah Rice, John Katunich, and Noreen Lape, can be viewed on the DEC series page.

February 16, 2024
Prompt Releases Its Latest Issue

Volume 8, issue 1 of Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments  is now available. View articles by Tolonda Henderson, Adrian Villalta-Cerdas, Carolyne M. King, Natalia Andrievskikh, Chadene Z. Tremaglio, and Michelle L. Kraczkowski. 

February 1, 2024
All Issues of WLN Are Now Available

All 48 volumes of WLN (A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship) are now available in open-access format and searchable from the journal's homepage as well as the "Past Issues" page at

January 24, 2024
Mini-Conference Announced: Not Just a Number: Student Age in WAC/WID Classrooms

To accompany the upcoming special section guest edited by Macy Dunklin of Texas A&M University, The WAC Journal is sponsoring the Inaugural Journal-based Mini-conference in WAC and WID. The conference, to be held virtually May 9, 2024, serves as another opportunity for WAC scholars and practitioners to gather and share research and experiences.