Moving Words: Multimodal and Digital Creative Writing Pedagogies and Practices

deadline for submissions: 
October 16, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Drs. Sara K. Howe & Kristina Wright/Southern New Hampshire University



Moving Words: Multimodal and Digital Creative Writing Pedagogies and Practices

We are seeking 350-word abstracts for approximately 5,000-word chapters for an edited book collection that explores the impact(s) of multimodal and digital media on both the teaching and the craft of creative writing.

The creative writing landscape has changed dramatically in recent years due to the impact of technology on current writing, reading, and publishing practices. In order to extend beyond the traditional, higher-education workshop model of teaching only print-based, alphabetic creative writing, instructors need more diverse teaching methodologies that appeal to a wider range of students, genres, and creative approaches. Moreover, today’s emerging creative writers need practice with digital storytelling, multimodality, and new forms of writing and publishing.

Possible chapter topics may include but are not limited to:
• new pedagogical approaches to the traditional creative writing workshop that incorporate diverse multimodal and digital creative writing projects;
• assessment of multimodal and digital creative writing assignments;
• new ways of publishing and promoting one’s writing, including web-based self-publishing, fan fiction archives, digital storytelling platforms, and more;
• how to tackle matters of equity and inclusion vis-à-vis technology in the creative writing classroom;
• the creative writing possibilities that multimodal and digital media afford, and the impact those media have on the craft of writing and/or the publishing industry--for your own creative writing practices or those of your students.

Our aim with this collection is to bring together voices from distinct, but related, disciplines working with creative writing and multimodal and digital media: creative writing studies, rhetoric and composition, new media studies, literacy studies, and popular culture studies, among others. A publisher has shown interest in this collection.

Abstracts (approx. 350 words) must include a clear statement of the focus of your previously unpublished chapter, and, if applicable, an explanation of any web-based materials or multimodal samples to be incorporated. Please also attach a one-page CV and a brief (200-word) author bio, including any prior publications (scholarly or creative). Submit these materials as Word attachments by October 3, 2021 to: If accepted, full articles will be due by February 15, 2022. Anticipated book completion date: July 2022.

• Dr. Sara K. Howe, Associate Professor of English and Chair of the English Department, Southern New Hampshire University
• Dr. Kristina Wright, Associate Professor of English, Southern New Hampshire University