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.)

Big Questions

The following big questions have been submitted to WLN. Return to the submission page.

There are no big questions currently available.

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