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Writing in Practice
Mon 24 Mar 2014
NAWE is delighted to announce the launch of its new Journal of Creative Writing Research, a peer-reviewed journal that aims to explore the nature of the art of writing, highlighting current academic thinking and practice, and reflecting on this with an international outlook.
The journal will encourage the investigation of a broad range of possible approaches to Creative Writing, focusing in particular on critical discussion of creative processes, and critical examination of the history and pedagogy of Creative Writing in all contexts. It also aims to encourage research in the field of Creative Writing, including practice-based and practice-led research. Creative Writing itself is welcomed when integral to an article.

The Editorial Board has been drawn from the NAWE Higher Education Committee as follows: Craig Batty, Helena Blakemore, Celia Brayfield, Maggie Butt, Kathy Flann, Graeme Harper, Holly Howitt-Dring, Keith Jebb, Derek Neale, Shelagh Weeks, Harry Whitehead. Chair of the HE Committee (Maggie Butt) will be Principal Editor, working on each edition with three guest editors from the Board. Paul Munden is involved as Editor in Chief of NAWE Publications. An Advisory Board will also be appointed.

The first edition of Writing in Practice will be published in February 2015.


Submissions for the second edition will be invited in the Spring of 2015, with a July deadline.

Submissions should be in the region of 4000–10,000 words, and include an abstract of up to 200 words. All submissions will be peer reviewed, with feedback given by early October 2015. For accepted submissions, we will subsequently request an author's biographical note, and keywords for inclusion in a subject index. A document giving full submission guidelines,  together with a style guide, is downloadable to the right.

Please submit your work as a Word document by email to:

Peer Reviewers

We are also inviting NAWE members with appropriate academic experience to put themselves forward as peer reviewers. Please send your expression of interest, together with details of your specific areas of expertise, to

Writing in Practice is an open access, online journal that complements Writing in Education, the NAWE magazine distributed to its members.

As the Subject Association for Creative Writing, NAWE aims to further knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Creative Writing and to support good practice in its teaching and learning at all levels.

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