Writing in Practice: The Journal of Creative Writing Research
NAWE's Writing in Practice aims to explore the nature of the art of writing, highlighting current academic thinking and practice, and reflecting on this with an international outlook.
The journal encourages the investigation of a broad range of approaches to practice research, focusing on critical discussion of creative process, and critical examination of research contexts, and Creative Writing’s history and pedagogy. Creative Writing itself is welcomed when integral to an article.
Submissions should be 4-10,000 words long and include an abstract of up to 200 words. A biographical note of up to 200 words should be provided in a separate document. Nowhere in the submission should your name, initials or any other indication of your identity be given as all submissions will be anonymously peer reviewed.
Before submitting your work, please ensure that you read the style guide, downloadable to the right. Ensure your submitted document is anonymised. Submissions that ignore these guidelines may be rejected. Submit your work using the online system below. Please ensure that you are submitting to the correct journal (Writing in Practice, not Writing in Education) and the correct Volume number.
The aim of this journal is to encourage research in the field of Creative Writing. We recognize that this research is principally undertaken through the act of creating. Creative Writing academics invest knowledge and understanding into their creative practice and utilise existing knowledge to help innovate and evolve their own work and the broader subject. The articulated results of this practice research demonstrate and develop existing subject knowledge.
We seek scholarly articles
about practice and process that contextualize, reflect on and respond
to existing knowledge and understanding in the form of poetics and/or
exegesis. Creative Writing itself is welcome when integral to an
article. While we also welcome critical examinations of the
international history and pedagogy of Creative Writing, such work must
evidence a wide reading and contextualization of the existing literature
and make a significant and well-articulated contribution to knowledge
in those fields.
Writing in Practice: Editorial Board
Jenn Ashworth, Yvonne Battle-Felton , David Bishop, Helena Blakemore, Celia Brayfield, Jessica Clapham, Sue Dymoke, Carrie Etter, Francis Gilbert, Michael Green, Oz Hardwick, Holly Howitt-Dring, Andrea Holland, Lisa Koning, Fiona Mason, Andy Melrose, Derek Neale, Kate North, Amy Spencer, Christina Thatcher, Amy Waite, Jennifer Young.
Principal Editor: Derek Neale
Executive Editor of NAWE Publications: Lisa Koning