The Writing Instructor is a peer-reviewed journal publishing in print since 1981 and on the Internet since June, 2001. Its distinguished editorial board consists of over 150 scholars- teachers- writers representing over 75 universities, community colleges, and K-12 schools. For more information about acceptance rates, the annymous peer-review process, guidelines for review committees, and the editorial board, please read our Editorial FAQs or write us.
In “Queer and Now,” published in 1993, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick gestured to what queer can refer to: “the open mesh of possibilities, gaps, overlaps, dissonances and resonances, lapses and excesses of meaning, when the constituent elements of anyone’s gender, of anyone’s sexuality aren’t made (or can’t be made) to signify monolithically.”
Twenty years later, our special “Queer and Now” issue seeks to keep alive the possibilities and tensions of queer by inviting submissions that explore the state of “queer and now” and/or the possibilities of queer and/or the contradictions and contestations around queer and/or queer intersections with literacy, writing studies, pedagogical practices, rhetoric, social/cultural/historical contexts, politics, and ideology.
We are especially interested in formally queer, experimental, multi-genre, and multimedia submissions. Written submissions should be between 2500 and 8500 words in length.
The Writing Instructor is an anonymous, peer-reviewed online journal that fosters born-digital publication. Submissions should follow MLA citation conventions and be prepared in HTML format with embedded audio/visual assets.
August 31, 2013: First Drafts Due
October 31, 2013: Acceptances, Revisions, Rejections announced
January 31, 2014: Revised Drafts Due
Editor's Introduction Shirley K. Rose
“Process and Intention”: A Thirtieth-Year Reflection Richard Gebhardt
WAC Revisited: You Get What You Pay for Les Perelman
Re-Viewing Peer Review Elizabeth A. Flynn
“Interdisciplinarity After Three Decades: A Conversation” Deborah Holdstein and Shirley Rose
Answer this Simple Question J. Elspeth S. Smith
Epilogue Elizabeth A. Flynn
Citation Format: Rose, Shirley K. The Writing Instructor. December 2011. http://www.writinginstructor.com/30anniversary (Date Accessed).