Undergraduate Refereed Journal Needs Reviewers

deadline for submissions: 
May 6, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Queen City Writers / University of Cincinnati
contact email: 

Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by

undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. We seek faculty

reviewers to complement our current staff. Graduate students, contingent faculty, and

tenured faculty are welcome. Reviewers for our journal need two characteristics: 1. A

commitment to undergraduate writing, digital composing, and publication; 2. A

professionalism that means submitting thorough reviews that meet our journal’s guidelines by

deadlines. We ask that our reviewers offer rigorous feedback aimed at facilitating

publication-quality work, but also show sensitivity and an encouraging attitude toward

undergraduate (and inexperienced) writers.

Our reviewers are generally asked to complete one to three reviews (of two pages or less) per

academic year. You will be provided with peer review guidelines, and you will have constant

access to editors if you have questions. We operate on a rolling deadline basis, so we review

submissions year-round. Our three reviewed sections include Inquiry, critical essays informed

by research; Multimedia, video, audio, or mixed media pieces accompanied by an artist’s

statement; and Storming the Gate, essays by first-year writers in any discipline. We also

publish reviews; snapshots of writers and/or their experiences; and responses to work in

current issues. We publish thought-provoking pieces from any disciplinary perspective that

explore questions and problems related to writing, rhetoric, reading, pedagogy and teacher

training, literacy, popular culture and media, community discourses, and multimodal and

digital composing. Please note that we do not publish creative writing, including poetry.

For a full explanation of our focus, mission, and submission guidelines, and to see the work

that we have published to date, please see us at http://qc-writers.com/. If you are

interested in becoming a reviewer for Queen City Writers journal, please send the following

information to editors at qcwriters@gmail.com: your name, college or university affiliation,

email address(s), and indicate your expertise in any or all of these areas – rhetorical theory,

literacy studies, community-based research, writing practices, writing research, reading

practices, theories of reading, reading research, popular culture, media studies, comparative

media studies, multimodal composition, and digital media.