Praxis: A Writing-Center Journal welcomes clearly written, scholarly essays on writing-center consulting, research, administration, and training. The Praxis editorial review board especially encourages article submissions related to the upcoming issue's Call for Papers (listed below). Article submissions are sent on to reviewers for a double-blind review.
Praxis also welcomes responses to previous issues' articles (in the form of letters to the editor), column essays on tutoring and consulting, and book reviews on subjects pertinent to writing-center work.
Recommended length is 3000 to 4000 words for articles and 1000-1500 words for column essays and reviews. Please include Works Cited and footnotes as you do a word count (and use endnotes rather than footnotes). Articles should conform to current MLA style (7th edition). Please use double spaced, Times New Roman, 12pt. font and one inch margins. Send submissions as Word document, e-mail attachments to Andrea Saathoff at email@example.com.
We ask that all authors send two copies of each submission. The first should include the author's name, email address, phone number, affiliation, and a 2-sentence bio on a cover page. The second should not contain any indentifying information.
Because Praxis is a web-based journal, please do not send paper; we do not have the resources to transcribe printed manuscripts. Images should be formatted as jpeg files and sent as attachments. Tables should be formatted as both jpeg and as a 'word' document.
- Article length is under 4000 words
- Column & review length is under 1500 words
- Include Works Cited & Footnotes (please format as Endnotes)
- Send 2 documents: One including identifiable information and one without; title of article should be included on both.
- Email your submission to Andrea Saathoff, Editor-in-chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Issues and Deadlines
Fall 2011: From Triage to Outreach (part 2).
- Deadline: August 15, 2011
CFP: Fall 2011 Issue of Praxis: From Triage to Outreach: Raising the Institutional Profile of Writing-Center Work
Our Fall 2011 issue continues the theme of our Spring issue. Praxis invites authors to reflect on the various ways writing centers serve student populations and wider communities. We are concerned that when writing centers are perceived only as writing hospitals, places that universities expect will "fix" student writing, they are more susceptible to budget cuts and funding crises. This makes it difficult for centers to sustain non-directive, non-evaluative consultation practices and to serve large, diverse communities of writers.
Praxis understands that, despite common institutional perceptions, many writing centers already assume more than a "triage" role. We welcome articles that describe existing efforts to carve out a broader purview for writing centers, as well as speculative essays about how writing centers help host institutions realize their pedagogical and cultural missions.
We are especially interested in how writing centers can raise their institutional profiles. Praxis believes that non-directive consultation practices, outreach initiatives, and extracurricular writing-center work can be powerful and economically savvy ways to bring accolade to universities, colleges, and high schools. We ask contributors to consider how, in the interest of securing funding, writing centers might present such an argument to institutional audiences.
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