Journal of College Writing

Call for Papers

The Journal of College Writing (JCW) is a refereed publication of the Louisiana Association for College Composition, an affiliate of the Conference for College Composition and Communication. JCW promotes scholarship, research, creative writing, and the effective teaching of writing at the college level, with particular interests in topics, issues, and authors related to higher education in Louisiana and the Deep South.

JCW encourages faculty, graduate students and advanced undergraduates to submit scholarly and creative work for publication. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to the following fields:

composition and rhetoric • instructional policy, writing curricula, and pedagogy •
business and technical writing • creative work

Submission can take a variety of traditional and innovative forms, including

  • scholarly articles
  • research reports
  • reports of instructional practices
  • assessments, and outcomes
  • program profiles
  • book reviews
  • annotated bibliographies
  • poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction

JCW provides an open forum for discussion. Publicity accorded to any particular point of view does not imply endorsement by the Louisiana Association for College Composition membership, its Executive Committee, or the JCW Board of Directors, Editors, or Reviewers, except where the endorsement is clearly specified.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, free of internal references to the author’s identity. Please follow the current edition of The MLA Handbook for documentation and manuscript formats. The Editors of JCW are solely responsible for the final selections of work for publication, and reserve the right to edit publications as needed.
Please send all submissions by email:

Dr. Jason S. Todd, Editor, JCW
Department of English, Box 89
Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans LA 70125 


The Journal of College Writing is published annually
and is listed in the MLA International Bibliography