Submission Guidelines

Spring 2020 Call for Papers:

The Dangling Modifier invites papers for its Spring 2020 issue. The issue’s theme is underrepresentation in the writing center.

Topics to consider when submitting your paper include but are not limited to tutors and/or clients in underrepresented groups (LGBTQIA+ writers, multilingual writers, nontraditional students, writers with disabilities, and writers of color), linguistic inclusion in the writing center, interdisciplinarity in the writing center, and more. We also welcome papers that interpret the theme of underrepresentation broadly and creatively. Please see “The General Idea” below for detailed submission guidelines.

We will be accepting submissions from December 15, 2019, to March 01, 2020. Email submissions to danglingmodifier.psu.edu@gmail.com.

The General Idea:

We generally prefer shorter submissions (500-1000 words), but we’re flexible. We also appreciate articles and stories that display the writer’s understanding of the writing center field and how their ideas connect with others (in short, try to cite some relevant literature).

We also invite submissions for our “Entertainment” section: send us your tutoring-related poems, art, comics, book reviews, videos, jokes, grammar games, and more. Our current theme — Keepers of Collaboration — invites your thoughts and creativity on any topic related to social justice, civil and civic discourse, the ways in which writing tutoring serves as a site of resistance, and more. This section is relatively new for us, so feel free to contact us with your ideas and questions.

Email submissions to danglingmodifier.psu.edu@gmail.com.

        First, you’ll need an idea…

What You’ll Need:

  • An idea!
  • To write about it!
  • A final draft of your essay or article, saved in Microsoft Word Document format
  • If you’re submitting a picture or artwork, please submit it as a JPEG
  • An author bio of about 50-100 words
  • An author photo

What Happens Next:

  • If your submission is selected for publication, you’ll be contacted by one of our peer tutor editors. The editor will collaborate with you to revise and strengthen your already-terrific work. The two of you will work closely as you prepare your writing for publication. Think of the editors as your Agent/Support System hybrid!
  • Submissions revised for publication will usually go live on the website within the first few weeks after the semester ends. So if you’re being published in a Fall Issue, expect to see your name in lights come January. If you’re being published in the Spring, think June.
Red Tree Portrait by Shaun Tan
We can’t wait to see what you create!

Questions?

Authors are not paid nor given copyright assignments so that all articles can be freely and fairly used for educational purposes. Authors may submit articles that have been published in other publications under the condition that the previous publication permits the author to do so.

Both the artworks on this page are created and copywritten by Shaun Tan.