The Journal of Basic Writing (JBW) publishes articles on theory, research, and teaching practices related to basic writing. Articles are refereed by members of the Editorial Board and the Editors.

Subscription Information

The Journal of Basic Writing is published twice a year, in the spring and fall with support from the City University of New York, Office of Academic Affairs.  We welcome unsolicited manuscripts and ask authors to consult the detailed "Call for Articles" in each issue.  Subscriptions for individuals are $20.00 for one year and $35.00 for two years; subscriptions for institutions are $30.00 for one year and $45.00 for two years.  Foreign postage is $10.00 extra per year.   For subscription inquiries or updates, contact:

Journal of Basic Writing

P.O. Box 465

Hanover, PA 17331

Phone: (717) 632-3535

Fax: (717) 633-8920

e-mail: pubsvc@tsp.sheridan.com

Manuscript Submission Information

To be considered for publication in JBW, manuscripts must focus clearly on basic writing or ESL and must add substantively to the existing literature. The manuscript should be between 15-25 pages in length and should follow current MLA guidelines.  Manuscripts are submitted for blind review; therefore, include author information on cover page only.  The second page should include the title but no author identification, an abstract of about 150 words, and a list of 4-5 key words.

Send manuscripts as attachments, preferably in MS Word, or as .rtf (rich text format) via email to Rebecca Mlynarczyk - rebecca.mlynarczyk@gmail.com

Hope Parisi - HopeKCC@aol.com

If electronic submission is not possible, mail five copies of the manuscript and abstract to:

Professor Rebecca Mlynarczyk

Co-Editor, JBW, Department of English, Kingsborough Community College

2001 Oriental Blvd,

Brooklyn, NY  11235

If you have questions or would like to see the full CALL FOR ARTICLES, contact one of the JBW Co-editors.

Contact JBW

Editors - Rebecca Mlynarczyk and Hope Parisi

Consulting Editor - Bonne August

Editorial Assistants - Karen Weingarten and Angela Francis


JBW Abstracts: Vol. 26, No. 1, Spring 2007

JBW Abstracts: Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring 2008