About the GWRJournal

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Cover of the Fall 2014 issue of the Grassroots Writing Research Journal

The Grassroots Writing Research Journal is produced twice each year by the Writing Program at Illinois State University. The print issue of each journal is used as a primary text in two of ISU’s undergraduate general education writing courses. Digital versions of previous issues are available online. The title of the journal reflects our aspirations—to present writing research by different authors and in a wide range of different topics, forms, and media. The journal solicits authors from within and outside of our institutions and other academic institutions. We’ve published faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, high school students and non-students—all Writing Researchers. We encourage authors to share not only what they’ve learned about writing, but how they learned it. Thus, each new volume brings together a diverse collection of articles that all enact some form of writing research from a variety of authors. Authors can learn more about publishing on our websites, which offers both back issues of the journal and a range of different guides for researching and writing for the journal.

The journal solicits authors from among the students and faculty at Illinois State University as well as authors from communities beyond the university. We encourage authors to share not only what they’ve learned about writing, but how they learned it. Thus, each new volume brings together a diverse collection of articles that all enact some form of writing research from a variety of authors. We publish a new volume of the journal each semester.  However, purchasing an issue also includes access to the articles published in previous editions.