Writing on the Edge

University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

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Writing on the Edge publishes articles on writing and writing instruction. For example, we seek

  • articles discussing pedagogical theory, especially as it relates to classroom practices.
  • articles on the psychology of writing and the teaching of writing.
  • articles focusing on the issues of race, gender, and ethnicity in the classroom.
  • articles on unusual groups of students such as handicapped students, recent immigrants, or veterans.  
  • dialogues or debates on controversial issues in composition.
  • interviews with established writers and writing teachers. (Query first if you wish to submit an interview.)
  • fiction, poetry, and imaginative nonfiction related to the teaching of writing.
  • humor, parodies, drawings, and cartoons that make a serious point about writing or the teaching of writing.

We do not publish literary or rhetorical criticism, articles on primary and secondary education, articles that are primarily practical in nature, such as lesson plans or descriptions of new exercises, or book or textbook reviews.

Submission requirements

Manuscripts should be submitted via our online submission system (see link below). The contributor information page will request all contact information, so there is no longer a need to submit a separate title page. Do please include the title at the top of the first page of the manuscript.   Because submissions are blind-reviewed, no other identifying information should appear in the manuscript itself. Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF, typed double-spaced, including headnotes, footnotes, and references. Authors should use MLA style of documentation. We prefer manuscripts that are less than 7000 words, but will make exceptions for articles of outstanding interest. Short articles are very welcome.  Please allow 3-4 months for review.

If you have questions or queries, email us  

Submit your article here.   

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