CFP: New Writing: Creative and Critical Writing (7/1/09)

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New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

Call for Papers (critical or creative work)

The first independent journal of its kind in the world, New Writing publishes both critical and creative work - offering a forum for debate, as well as an avenue for the publication of the best stories, poems, works of creative non-fiction or works for the stage or for the screen, in all its contemporary varieties.

New Writing investigates the nature of Creative Writing practice and practice-led research in Creative Writing. It publishes key articles about Creative Writing, specifically relating to Creative Writing activities in universities and colleges, articles on the processes of creative writers, and about the "footprints" left by Creative Writing practice throughout history, and in various cultures. And it bridges the gap between Creative Writing in the university and Creative Writing in the wider world. It links Creative Writing pedagogy with key investigations in Creative Writing knowledge.

Since its launch, the journal has attracted great support from a wide range of those involved in Creative Writing throughout the world, and has already included contributions from leading experts and prominent creative writers, including Robert Pinsky and Anthony Minghella. In 2006, the journal warmly welcomed the Poet Laureate of Great Britain, Andrew Motion, to its Board.

New Writing offers an international forum for Creative Writing of the highest quality and a platform for debates about Creative Writing teaching and practice in universities and colleges.
The Editor and Editorial/Peer Review Boards invite submissions of critical articles and creative work in any of the areas mentioned above, and in all genres. Articles should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words in length; creative work should be not be more than 5,000 words in length.

Refereeing procedures

All submissions to New Writing are subject to peer review.