Call for papers: Special section from CWCA 2021 session

Submission deadline extended to October 15/2021!

Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie (DW/R) will publish a special section of papers from the CWCA/ACCR 2021 conference. Guest editors welcome article submissions from all sessions from the conference. Work that was not presented at the 2021 Conference, but which is closely related to the conference theme, will also be considered for publication. The CWCA/ACCR 2021 conference’s theme, “Transformative Inclusivity: Social Justice and Writing Centres,” invites us, as writing centre professionals, to discuss our commitment to ensuring accessibility, inclusivity, democracy, and anti-racism in our spaces, our practices, and our research.

Submissions considered for publication in the special section may focus on the following:

  • How does exclusion and injustice affect students, tutors, administrators, and others who occupy our physical, virtual, and scholarly spaces?
  • How can we proactively address the impacts of racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, xenophobia, and transphobia to most effectively counter systemic injustices?
  • How can writing centres play a role in building fully accessible learning opportunities that will benefit all students, but especially students who face social barriers?
  • How can we transform access to our spaces into access to power to transform our spaces (and the world beyond)?

Articles can be around 3000 – 3500 words, and should include an abstract (< 200 words). The may follow traditional norms of academic discourse, but we also encourage non-traditional submissions that are auto-ethnographical, reflexive, or narrative, along with interviews and snapshots of ongoing research and inquiries. As many of us are working under pressure because of the COVID-19 pandemic, shorter articles (1000 – 2000 words) and vignettes will be gladly accepted. We welcome statements of positionality.

Submission guidelines

Articles will follow the conventions of the DW/R in terms of the inclusion of an abstract and keywords, the use of APA (7th edition), and use of double-spacing. Please see the DW/R website for more information for prospective authors: (scroll down for manuscript submission guidelines, but please do not submit through the DW/R website).

All articles must be formatted in Word and submitted by email to (Vidya Natarajan’s email address—again, please do not submit to the DW/R website) by October 15, 2021. Articles will be screened by the special section guest editors and then submitted to a double-anonymous review process. Please remove names and other personal identity-revealing features from the article’s text when you submit.

For more information, prospective authors may contact guest editors Vidya Natarajan (, Mandy Penny (, and Lisa Kovac (