Diversity & Inclusion, Journal of Creative Writing Studies

deadline for submissions: 
May 16, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Creative Writing Studies
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The Journal of Creative Writing Studies invites submissions of scholarship that examine the teaching, practice, theory, and history of creative writing. This peer-reviewed, open access journal is a publication of the Creative Writing Studies Organization. Submissions of up to 10,000 words (including Works Cited and Notes) are accepted. While the journal as a whole is committed to supporting submissions in all sections by writers from multiple perspectives, the Diversity and Inclusion section is specifically devoted to works that directly address race, ability, culture, class, language, and gender/sexuality difference as experienced and studied in the creative writing academic arena. Topics might include:

  1. thriving in PhD, MFA, and undergraduate programs as an “other”
  2. observations/reflections on workshop or peer-review dynamics and conflicts related to issues of difference
  3. pedagogy and praxis for supporting multiple identities and perspectives creatively
  4. technology and reading accessibility in creative writing classrooms
  5. case studies of inclusive teaching
  6. addressing diversity issues in the workshop and on the page
  7. administrative actions concerning diversity and inclusion
  8. academic status and paradigms; writing creatively in academia as an act of privilege
  9. adjunct and tenure politics as they concern issues of difference
  10. authority, identity, and power in creative writing studies
  11. history and current state of diversity and inclusion in academic creative writing settings
  12. the rise of the culture-specific writing retreat vs. the MFA
  13. globalization and immigration in the creative writing classroom
  14. code-switching, language, and literacy for non-traditional writers and readers

The Journal of Creative Writing Studies can be accessed here: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/jcws, and its guidelines can be accessed here: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/jcws/aimsandscope.html.