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

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. 

January 22, 2024
Special Issue CFP on Poverty in Academia

ALRA has issued a new call for a contributions to a special issue on poverty in academia.

January 15, 2024
New Associate Editors Announced

Four new associate editors have been selected for two Clearinghouse book series: Across the Disciplines Books and Perspectives on Writing. Their appointments emerged from a highly competitive international search. We are delighted to welcome them to the Clearinghouse team.

January 8, 2024
TextGenEd Shares Sixteen New Assignments

A little over four months after the publication of TextGenEd: Teaching with Text Generation Technologies, we're thrilled to highlight another 16 open-access assignments that enable teachers to integrate text generation technologies into their courses and respond to this crucial moment. Here, we publish the first of our planned semi-annual addendums: Continuing Experiments is a sustained response to the constant change that is built into teaching writing with text generation technologies. Explore all of the January 2024 experiments.

January 2, 2024
Across the Disciplines Releases a Special Issue on ePortfolios Across the Disciplines

The new issue, guest edited by Christopher Basgier, Helen L. Chen, & Amy Cicchino, contains work by more than two dozen author. View the special issue

December 24, 2023
New Additions to the Practices & Possibilities Editorial Team

Kelly Ritter, Chair of the School of Literature, Media, and Communication and Professor of Writing and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Jagadish Paudel, doctoral candidate and Instructor at the University of Texas at El Paso, have joined the editorial team of the Practices & Possibilities book series.

December 22, 2023
WLN Releases a New Issue

The Winter 2023 issue of WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship is now available. View the issue.

December 18, 2023
Open Words Releases a New Issue

A special issue on multilingual student writers in higher education, edited by Jagadish Paudel, is now available. View the issue.

December 11, 2023
Across the Disciplines Releases its Twentieth Volume

Across the Disciplines reached a milestone this month, releasing its twentieth volume. Edited by Michael Cripps and Julia Voss, the new issue includes work by more than a dozen scholars. View the issue.