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

July 17, 2024
Prompt Releases New Special Issue

Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments has released volume 8, issue 2. The special issue—In Limine: Writing assignments at the transition from undergraduate to law school—is edited by Lindsay Head, Antonio Elefano, and Brian N. Larson. The issue includes work by Sara F. Cates, Mark A. Hannah, Tracy Norton, Kirsten K. Davis, Susan Tanner, Ryan Roderick, and Rima Sirota.

July 3, 2024
A New Issue from WLN

WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship has released its 2024 summer issue. The new issue includes work from Michael Albright, Lori B. Baker, Russell Mayo, Tina Matuchniak, and Romaisha Rahman. View the issue on the WLN main page.

June 14, 2024
Technical Writing Spaces Now Available

The sixth volume of the Writing Spaces series is now available on the Clearinghouse, on the Writing Spaces website, and in print through Parlor Press. Technical Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 6, edited by Kirk St.Amant and Pavel Zemliansky, explores writing in technical and professional communication. Like earlier books in the series, it continues the tradition of covering a wide range of topics about writing.

June 11, 2024
Across the Disciplines Releases New Issue

Across the Disciplines has released volume 21, issue 1. The issue features articles on the important role of listening in writing fellow work, on the challenges of navigating writing expectations in the first year of a doctoral program, and on undergraduates’ views of science and interventions for STEM education to expand attention to the social. The issue concludes with a series of reflections on Harvey J. Graff and his contributions to writing studies.

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.