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Writing in Practice: The Journal of Creative Writing Research

Submissions for Volume 11 will open shortly. (Volume 10 will be published in late 2024. )

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. 

We are looking for articles that explore the art of imaginative writing of all kinds, from an authorial perspective, highlighting and evolving current academic thinking and practice. Creative Writing itself is welcomed when integral to an article. 

We are looking for academically rigorous research into creative writing, appropriately referenced and engagingly written.  

We are happy to receive articles that reflect on practice and process, explore writing research in interdisciplinary contexts, engage in critical analysis of writing pedagogy, explore cultural and global challenges such as diversity and inclusion and ecological sustainability through creative writing.

Submissions should be in the region of 4000–10,000 words, and include an abstract of up to 200 words. A biographical note of up to 200 words should be provided via Submittable, but not included in the document that is the submitted article. 

All submissions will be peer reviewed, with feedback given by in Spring 2024. A document giving full submission guidelines, together with a style guide, is available here.

Please note: submissions that ignore these guidelines may not be considered.



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 Howitt-Dring, Andrea Holland, Lisa Koning, Fiona Mason, Andy Melrose, Derek Neale, Kate North, Amy Spencer, Christina Thatcher, Amy Waite, Jennifer Young.

Principal Editor: Kate North

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


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 We request that any other use of the materials by the authors should make reference to the original publication in Writing in Practice.