Southern Discourse in the Center: A Journal of Multiliteracy and Innovation

Rebecca Day Babcock, University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Cole Bennett, Abilene Christian University
Alan Benson, University of Wisconsin, Eau-Claire 
Teena Carnegie, Eastern Washington University
Pete Carino, Indiana State University
Rusty Carpenter, Eastern Kentucky University
Ben Crosby, Iowa State University
Harry Denny, St. Johns University
Sue Doe, Colorado State University
Michele Eodice, The University of Oklahoma
Kristen Garrison, Midwestern State University
Anne Ellen Geller, St Johns University
Jenn Goddu, Queens University of Charlotte
Brandy Grabow, North Carolina State University 
Sherrie Gradin, Ohio University 
Jackie Grutsch McKinney, Ball State University
Muriel Harris, Purdue University
William Hart-Davidson, Michigan State University
Emily J. Isaacs, Montclair State University
Jesse Kavaldo, Maryville University 
Noreen Lape, Dickenson College
Sohui Lee, Stanford University
Nicole Munday, Salisbury University
Stephen Neiderheiser, Kent State University
Val Pexton, University of Wyoming
Tallin Phillips, Ohio University 
Stacey Pigg, University of Central Florida
Malea Powell, Michigan State University
Holly Ryan, Penn State University
Daniel Sanford, University of New Mexico
Carol Severino, University of Iowa
David Sheridan, Michigan State University
Mary Traschel, University of Iowa
Joanna Wolfe, Carnegie Mellon University
​Advisory Board

Rusty Carpenter, SWCA President
Stacia Watkins, SWCA Vice President
Shanti Bruce, SWCA Webmaster

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The Southern Discourse in the Center: A Journal of Multiliteracy and Innovation Fall 2015 Call for Proposals Fall 2015 Theme: “Policy and the Center”
Deadline: October 30, 2015

​We invite you to submit manuscripts that address the intersections between public policy (whether at the state, national, or institutional level) and the writing center. 

Possibilities for articles could include the following foci:

  • Cost/benefit analyses of centers and different methods within them (e.g. length of sessions, hard copy v. digital sessions, etc.) 
  • Evaluation of foundational scholarship in light of new trends and practices 
  • Blending new scholarship and foundational articles in center training 
  • Using foundational center scholarship to build cross-disciplinary collaborations 
  • The place of theoretical discourse in defending the distinctive mission of the Center 
  • Discussions/comparisons of verbal literacy, digital literacy, multiliteracy, and/or literacy in multiple languages 

We also welcome queries, ideas, and proposals connected to other potential aspects of this theme. Please submit all questions to
You should submit your article via email at Generally submissions should be fewer than 20 pages. If you have something longer, please send a query to the editor with an explanation of the project. 

You should send two copies of your article—one without any identifying information, one with your complete information. MLA is our preferred style, but you can reformat later if the article is accepted. For the initial submission, we would like the article as a PDF. 

Your article will be blind-reviewed by three peers. We do our best to respond in a month.
Submission Guidelines: