Call to Submit: "When It's Too Hard to Say Out Loud: Students on Centers of Writing"

May 18, 2021
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Submit to the student-authored personal essay collection called When It’s Too Hard to Say Out Loud: Students on Centers of Writing. We feature the works of tutors and tutees who have discovered both rhetorical and human identity within global writing centers. Focusing on themes such as the agency gained from giving and receiving writing assistance, the identity formed from the discovery of one’s writerly voice, and the communities built within and beyond writing centers, our text positions students own academic, creative, social and personal experiences at the forefront of writing center and tutoring conversations. 

It is our hope—and our contributors’ collective hopes—that their stories said out loud will inform and perhaps reframe writing conversations shared by writing center staffs, university administrators, college first-year experience committees, and writing across the curriculum cohorts and any other groups seeking to improve or enhance curricular and community life on campus.  
We would love to invite you to contribute a piece to the book. The deadline is August to submit an essay of 1200-2000 words. Here are some of the writing prompts you can use if you feel like they would help the writing. Include a bio of no more than 50 words, including a line that shares the takeaway of your piece.

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We are still working to secure a publisher, but we're getting close.

Loren Kleinman | Assoc Dir, CAE & Dir, University Writing Center
Center for Academic Excellence | Drew University

More about the editors: Loren Kleinman & Dr. Max Orsini

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