WLN Resources

In addition to the WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship journal, the editorial team works to create additional resources for the community.

Digital Edited Collections

"The term DEC is meant to encapsulate what each DEC brings together—chapters on a particular topic, written by writing center scholars, reviewed by outside readers, refined in collaboration with editors, and available as open access on a digital platform. And because these DECs are digital, the authors have enriched them with links to more sources, graphics, video clips, and other multimodal documents that offer resources for you to read, watch, listen to, and learn from."

– Muriel Harris, Editor

View the Digital Edited Collections on their WAC Clearinghouse books series page.

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Periodically, WLN editors meet in real-time with prospective authors to discuss and workshop issues related to publishing in the journal. The following links lead to videos of past sessions.

#1: Jan. 15, 2019

In this first webinar in the WLN workshop series, Associate Editors Elizabeth Kleinfeld, Sohui Lee, and Julie Prebel provide general information about publishing in WLN and WLN's submission guidelines, acceptance rates, and author resources housed on the WLN website.

#2: Sept. 7, 2020

The second webinar presented by Elizabeth Kleinfeld, Sohui Lee, and Julie Prebel, covers strategies for drafting an article for WLN, including how to find time to write, how to understand the lit review process, and how to find or start a writing group.

#3: Sept. 7, 2020

In this third webinar, we focus on the "Call to Publish" step in the scholar's journey and identify three key topics for consideration when preparing to publish: being relevant to readers, meeting the scope of WLN, and offering appropriate methodology.

#4: Sept. 7, 2020

Hosted by Elizabeth Kleinfeld, Sohui Lee, and Julie Prebel, this webinar covers WLN expectations for Tutors' Column submissions, and how to research, structure, and revise an article.

Studies of WLN

"The Writing Lab Newsletter: A History of Collaboration" by Kim Ballard and Rick Anderson

"The Writing Lab Newsletter as History: Tracing the Growth of a Scholarly Community" by Michael Pemberton

"Our Documented Growth as a Field and Community: An Analysis of the Writing Lab Newsletter" by Molly Phelan and Jessica Weber

WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship is an open-access, peer-review scholarly journal, published on the WAC Clearinghouse and supported by Colorado State University. Copyright © for the journal is held by its editorial staff. Articles are published under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs).