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Writing in Practice: Submissions

Submission to Volume 4 is now closed. Submissions to Volume 5 are invited.

We are seeking 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. 

Submissions should be in the region of 4000–10,000 words, and include an abstract of up to 200 words. 

Before submitting your work, please ensure that you read the style guide, downloadable to the right. Submissions that ignore these guidelines may be ignored.

Submit your work using the online system below.

The deadline for submissions to Volume 5 is 5pm (GMT) on 1 June 2018.


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 use existing knowledge to help innovate and evolve their own work and the broader subject. The articulated results of this often practice-led and/or practice-based 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

Craig Batty, Helena Blakemore, Celia Brayfield, Maggie Butt, Liz Cashdan, Carrie Etter, Kathy Flann, Graeme Harper, Holly Howitt-Dring, Keith Jebb, Derek Neale, Kate North, Shelagh Weeks, Harry Whitehead.

Principal Editor (from Spring 2016): Harry Whitehead

Executive Editor of NAWE Publications: Paul Munden

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.