IWAC offers a space for us to come together as a community to consider the complex and complicated histories of WAC and the potential evolutions of the field. In publishing the conference proceedings, we aim to provide an opportunity to extend and refine our conversations beyond the five days over which the conference will be held. We envision a collection of texts in dialogue with the various trajectories of WAC—as a practice and as a movement—a collection that helps us to better understand the lessons we have learned and to determine what we might take with us into the future.

As we honor the successes and reflect on the challenges after 50 years of WAC programming, we invite IWAC 2020 participants to submit revisions and interpretations of any conference presentation, roundtable, workshop, teaching demonstration, or poster. The editors of the proceedings welcome submissions from the practical to the theoretical, from the pedagogical to the public. We hope the collection captures the diversity of our perspectives as students, faculty, and administrators occupying a range of institutional, disciplinary, and cultural contexts. We particularly encourage submissions that inform and are informed by critical and social justice approaches to WAC.

We anticipate releasing the collection, published as part of the WAC Clearinghouse Perspectives on Writing Series, in 2022. Draft submissions will undergo a comprehensive peer review process. Submissions should be 2,000-5,000 words, formatted in APA style. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2021. Submissions should be sent to the collection editors at

The editors—Jill Dahlman, Heather Falconer, Megan Kelly, and Caleb González—are also available to answer your questions at any time. At the conference, we will host a roundtable for those interested in discussing how they might revise for submission (Session C.3).

We look forward to seeing you online!


  • Drafts Due: October 1, 2021 
  • Acceptances sent: January 15, 2022
  • Revisions due: April 1, 2022

Collection Editors

Jill Dahlman, California Northstate University,

Heather Falconer, University of Maine,

Megan Kelly, University of Denver,

Caleb González, Ohio State University,

Questions about the collection should be sent to: