IWT Journal

In 2006, IWT launched an annual journal, Writing from the Inside Out, to showcase and celebrate the writing of teachers who attend our workshops. Please see below for links to past journals.

Almost since IWT’s inception in 1982, we've wished for a forum to publish some of the thoughtful and exciting writing that happens during the workshops. If you’ve participated in a workshop, you know that much of this writing is shared during the day. But it's rare that we get to hear writers from other workshops, or to hear how a writer continues with a piece after the workshop is over—and even rarer to receive a copy of the pieces you most like. That's why IWT began Writing from the Inside Out, and why we hope you'll want to be a part of it.

The deadline for the 2014 issue (Volume 9) is November 15, 2013.

We're eager to exhibit the wide range of interests and styles that writers practice at IWT, so we hope you will take the time to send in a piece. Please see below for information about how to submit. In the meantime, we wish you the very best in your writing and teaching.

Sincerely,

Erica Kaufman
Associate Director

IWT Journal

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In 2006, IWT launched an annual journal, Writing from the Inside Out, to showcase and celebrate the writing of teachers who attend our workshops. Please see below for links to past journals.

Almost since IWT’s inception in 1982, we've wished for a forum to publish some of the thoughtful and exciting writing that happens during the workshops. If you’ve participated in a workshop, you know that much of this writing is shared during the day. But it's rare that we get to hear writers from other workshops, or to hear how a writer continues with a piece after the workshop is over—and even rarer to receive a copy of the pieces you most like. That's why IWT began Writing from the Inside Out, and why we hope you'll want to be a part of it.

The deadline for the 2014 issue (Volume 9) is November 15, 2013.

We're eager to exhibit the wide range of interests and styles that writers practice at IWT, so we hope you will take the time to send in a piece. Please see below for information about how to submit. In the meantime, we wish you the very best in your writing and teaching.

Sincerely,

Erica Kaufman
Associate Director

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Writing from the Inside Out only publishes pieces that began during a workshop or conference sponsored by IWT at Bard College or on site and led by an IWT associate, anytime since 1982. We only accept submissions not previously published elsewhere.

While submissions must have begun during an IWT workshop, we encourage pieces that have been extended, revised, or further developed since the workshop took place. Our primary goal is to produce a journal that conveys the flavor of the IWT's work, but pieces must also stand on their own. Texts that respond too narrowly to specific workshop prompts may need revision to make sense for a wider audience. Most pieces accepted for publication will go through an editing process during January and February. In addition, if your piece is accepted, you'll be invited to write a process piece, which will accompany your work in the final publication.

Writing from the Inside Out publishes work in almost every genre, and also work that defies genre. We seek the widest range of styles and approaches, from critical to exploratory, comic to serious, poems, stories, memoirs, essays, reviews, and beyond.

We cannot accept multiple submissions. Authors may submit one piece for consideration during any calendar year. Writing from the Inside Out is published at-cost, generating no profit to IWT. Authors whose work is selected will receive two copies of the journal, but no other payment.

TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK
To submit a piece for consideration, please e-mail IWT associate director Erica Kaufman at kaufman@bard.edu with your piece attached as a Word document. In the Word document, please be sure to include all of the required information outlined below.

  • Your name*
  • Your e-mail address*
  • Your telephone number*
  • The name of your school*
  • Your mailing address*
  • The title of the piece*
  • The name of the workshop in which the piece began*
  • The workshop leader  
  • The workshop date  
  • An approximation of the prompt or question that generated the piece
Please also include the following statement.*
  • "The enclosed submission is my own original writing, and was begun during a workshop sponsored by the Institute for Writing and Thinking."
* required information