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Writing in Practice: The Journal of Creative Writing Research, Volume 8

Deadline for submissions: midnight (GMT), 27th June 2021

NAWE's Writing in Practice 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 encourages the investigation of a broad range of approaches to practice research, focusing on critical discussion of creative process, and critical examination of research contexts, and Creative Writing’s history and pedagogy. Creative Writing itself is welcomed when integral to an article.

Submissions should be 4-10,000 words long and include an abstract of up to 200 words. A biographical note of up to 200 words should be provided in a separate document. Nowhere in the submission should your name, initials or any other indication of your identity be given as all submissions will be anonymously peer reviewed.

Before submitting your work, please ensure that you read the style guide, downloadable to the right. Ensure your submitted document is anonymised. Submissions that ignore these guidelines may be rejected. Submit your work using the online system below. Please ensure that you are submitting to the correct journal (Writing in Practice, not Writing in Education) and the correct Volume number. 

The deadline for submissions to Volume 8 is midnight (GMT), 27th June 2021.


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Further information

The aim of this journal is to encourage research in the field of Creative Writing. We recognize that this research is principally undertaken through the act of creating. Creative Writing academics invest knowledge and understanding into their creative practice and utilise existing knowledge to help innovate and evolve their own work and the broader subject. The articulated results of this practice research demonstrate and develop existing subject knowledge.

We seek scholarly articles about practice and process that contextualize, reflect on and respond to existing knowledge and understanding in the form of poetics and/or exegesis. Creative Writing itself is welcome when integral to an article. While we also welcome critical examinations of the international history and pedagogy of Creative Writing, such work must evidence a wide reading and contextualization of the existing literature and make a significant and well-articulated contribution to knowledge in those fields.


Writing in Practice: Editorial Board

Jenn Ashworth, Yvonne Battle-Felton , David Bishop, Helena Blakemore, Celia Brayfield, Jessica Clapham, Sue Dymoke, Carrie Etter, Francis Gilbert, Michael Green, Oz Hardwick, Holly Hewitt-Dring, Andrea Holland, Lisa Koning, Fiona Mason, Andy Melrose, Derek Neale, Kate North, Amy Spencer, Christina Thatcher, Amy Waite, Jennifer Young.

Principal Editor: Derek Neale

Executive Editor of NAWE Publications: Lisa Koning

Style Guide
For further guidance on submitting your work, together with a full style guide, please download and refer to the document below.

 

Peer Review
We are 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 info@nawe.co.uk.

Copyright

Copyright remains with individual contributing authors (with NAWE reserving the right to reproduce materials in other NAWE publications and in the members-only area of www.nawe.co.uk). We request that any other use of the materials by the authors should make reference to the original publication in Writing in Practice.