Nominations for IWCA Outstanding Article Award Due January 25, 2013
By January 25, please nominate articles for the 2013 IWCA Outstanding Article Award. The award will be given at the IWCA Collaborative @ Cs in Las Vegas, on March 13, 2013. Please note the policies, criteria, and nominating process below.
The following policies should be noted:
*Nominated publications must be dated within the calendar year for which awards are being considered (2012).
*Publications may appear in print or digital venues.
*The IWCA welcomes submissions from scholars and researchers at all stages of their academic careers, including undergraduate students, graduate students, and adjuncts, but notes that all submissions will be evaluated in the same way and with the same criteria.
*The IWCA welcomes single-authored and collaboratively authored works, but self-nominations will not be accepted.
Criteria for the IWCA Scholarship Awards:
*The publication addresses one or more issues of long-term interest to writing center administrators, theorists, and/or practitioners.
*The publication discusses theories, practices, or policies that contribute to a richer understanding of writing center theory and practice.
*The publication shows sensitivity toward the situated contexts in which writing centers exist and operate.
*The publication makes a significant contribution to the scholarship of and research on writing centers.
*The publication will serve as a strong representative of the scholarship of and research on writing centers.
*The publication embodies the qualities of compelling and meaningful writing.
Send your nominating rationale and attach a digital copy of the article in an email addressed to Paula Gillespie firstname.lastname@example.org, 2012 IWCA Best Article Award Chair and Nathalie Singh-Corcoran Nathalie.Singh-Corcoran@mail.wvu.edu, IWCA President. If no digital copy is available to you, send your rationale and a complete citation.
Submit Papers on Writing for the WSU Vancouver Writing Center Journal, Centerpoint.
VANCOVER, WASH. – Centerpoint, a journal published by the staff of the Writing
Center at Washington State University Vancouver, under the supervision of Kandy
Roberston, Ph. D., is currently seeking articles on writing and the writing process. Artist-
poet Richard F. Yates, and humorous newspaper columnist Richard O’Brien helm the
current incarnation of the journal, which is dedicated to publishing materials dealing with
all forms of writing from crafting academic papers to writing fiction, creative nonfiction,
and poetry. The audience for the journal is comprised of students, faculty, professionals,
and technical writers.
The journal is currently publishing four issues per year, and runs between 16 and 32
pages per issue. Unfortunately, there is no pay for accepted articles at this time, but
publication credit can be just as important. Individual journal issues will be published as
downloadable PDF files on the WSU Vancouver Writing Center website.
To submit work for consideration, please email your article in .doc or .rtf format as an
attachment to the Writing Center’s address: email@example.com. Please
include the phrase “Submission – Centerpoint” and your name in the subject line. In
addition, include a brief biographical statement in the body of the message. The editors
are seeking articles of up to 1,200 words maximum. International articles written in
English are welcome. Articles from professors and other faculty are encouraged.
Richard F. Yates, Writing Center Consultant, 360-546-9650,
Richard O’Brien, Writing Center Consultant, 360-546-9650,