Manuscript & Big Question Submissions

WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship welcomes clearly written, useful essays and big questions on all aspects of writing center theory, pedagogy, and writing center administration.

Submit a Manuscript

Before submitting a manuscript, please click here to read the IMPORTANT SUBMISSION INFORMATION compiled by the editors as our attempt to help your essay be accepted for publication. Also be sure that your manuscript complies with the requirements below. In 2015-2016 and 2014-2015, WLN accepted 12% of submitted manuscripts for publication.


Article is under 3000 words (under 1500 if a Tutor Column or review), including Works Cited and endnotes. Endnotes may have to be counted separately, depending on your word processor. Do not send file as PDF.

Article, Tutor Column, and review contain a complete "Works Cited" page, now in the 2021 9th edition of the MLA Handbook.

Any notes are formatted as endnotes, in arabic numerals, rather than footnotes and placed before the Works Cited.

All personal/identity information has been removed from the manuscript and running head, but remain on the title page.

Submission is accompanied by a cover note comment that briefly explains your goals and intentions in sending your piece to WLN in particular.

The Editorial staff of WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship assumes that authors whose research involves human subjects have obtained the approval of the IRB at their institution before submitting an essay to this journal reporting on that research. If required by their institution to obtain an IRB, authors should indicate in their essay that they received approval. If an author is unsure about needing IRB approval, the editorial staff recommends that the author consult the local IRB at that institutional to see if approval is needed.

Fill out the form below in order to submit your manuscript for consideration. If you run into any problems or if you need help, please email Fields marked with a * are required. If your submission was written by multiple authors, only include your name above and include the names of the other authors both on the manuscript and in the "Cover Letter" field below.

(Include address, city, state or province, postal code, and country.)

Submit a Big Question

Use the form below to pose BIG QUESTIONS you have about writing center work that need BIG answers. Click here to define what is a BIG QUESTION. Note that all submissions are displayed publicly.


Current Reviewers

"The folks listed below are the giants for WLN and its authors. They illustrate the best practices of our writing center work, and we thank them on behalf of all our WLN writers and readers." - Muriel Harris, Editor

Aguirre, Aurora - IU Internationale Hochschule
Scudder, Shana - University of North Carolina Greensboro

Rodolfo Barrett - James Madison University
Kim Ballard - Western Michigan University
Lisa Bell - Utah Valley University
Marianne Boeckenstedt - Founder, MyWriteAdvice
Margie Bohan - Dalhousie University
Beth Boquet - Fairfield University
Heather Carrol - Carthage College
Jody Cardinal - SUNY Old Westbury
Jessica Clements - Whitworth University
Cynthia Cochran - Illinois College
Sarah Corcoran - independent scholar
Jason Custer - Minnesota State University Moorhead
Katherine DeLuca - UMass Dartmouth
Jenelle Dempsey - Miami University
Susan DeRosa - Eastern Connecticut State University
Bonnie Devet - College of Charleston
Grant Eckstein - Brigham Young University
Nicole Emmelhainz - Christopher Newport University
Kathy Evertz - Carleton College
Elliott Freeman - Virginia Tech
Dan Gallagher - University of Maryland Global Campus
Shareen Grogan - University of Montana
Mariya Gyendina - University of Minnesota
Emma Hage - University of Minnesota
Jim Hamby - Middle Tennessee State University
Jennifer Hewerdine - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Erin Higgins - Harper College
Brad Hughes - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hope Jackson - North Carolina A&T State University
Megan Jewell - Case Western Reserve University
Christina Klimo - University of Dayton
Daniel Lawson - Central Michigan University
Mark Latta - Marian University
Neal Lerner - Northeastern University
Aimee Maxfield - University of Maryland Global Campus
Mike Mattison - Wittenberg University
Annie Malady - Boston College
Margie Mika - UW Milwaukee
Susan Mueller - ret., St. Louis Community College
Heidi Nobles - University of Virginia
John Nordlof - Eastern University
Rebecca Nowacek - Marquette University
Molly Parsons - Keene State College
Enrique Paz - Miami University
Matthew Perakovich - Bloomsburg University
Sarah Prince - Walden University
Elizabeth Powers - University of Maine at Augusta
Chuck Radke - CSU Fresno
Stacia Rigney - Lipscomb University
Kandy Robertson - Washington State University Vancouver
Ellen Schendel - Grand Valley State University
Catherine Siemann - NJ Institute of Technology
Megan Suder - Former tutor at Loyola University Maryland; currently Social Media Specialist at CareFirst BCBS
David Stock - Brigham Young University
K. VanProoven
Jennifer Wells - New College of Florida
Scott Whiddon - Transylvania University
Heather Willard
Jessa Wood - University of Minnesota
Lisa Zimmarelli - Loyola University Maryland

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