Journal of Creative Writing Studies is a peer reviewed, open access journal. We publish research that examines the teaching, practice, theory, and history of creative writing. This scholarship makes use of theories and methodologies from a variety of disciplines. We believe knowledge is best constructed in an open conversation among diverse voices and multiple perspectives. Therefore, our editors actively seek to include work from marginalized and underrepresented scholars. Journal of Creative Writing Studies is dedicated to the idea that humanities research ought to be accessible and available to all.

Journal of Creative Writing Studies is a publication of Creative Writing Studies Organization (CWSO), which also hosts the annual Creative Writing Studies Conference. See the conference homepage to view its CFP for the 2016 conference. To comment on any of our articles, please visit our facebook page and find the related post.

Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1 (2016)

From the Editors


Editor's Note
Trent Hergenrader

Research: Qualitative and Quantitative

Theory, Culture, and Craft



The Terrain of Prewriting
Alexandria Peary

Digital and Multimodal/Multimedia