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Book Cover: The Lifespan Development of Writing
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Book Cover: Transient Literacies
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Book Cover: Graduate Writing Across the Disciplines: Identifying, Teaching, and Supporting
Book Cover: Stories from First-Year Composition: Pedagogies that Foster Student Agency and Writing Identity
Book Cover: Diverse Approaches to Teaching, Learning, and Writing Across the Curriculum: IWAC at 25
Book Cover: Sexual Harassment and Cultural Change in Writing Studies
Book Cover: Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 3
Book Cover: Conocer la Escritura | Knowing Writing
Book Cover: Talk, Tools, and Texts

The CSU Open Press publishes books through the WAC Clearinghouse  and the Center for the Study of Academic Labor  (CSAL). Together, we provide more than 130 scholarly books in open-access formats. Recently published books are presented to the right and book series are presented below. Visit the Clearinghouse and CSAL websites to view their complete catalogs of books.

The Center for the Study of Academic Labor

The Center for the Study of Academic Labor (CSAL) promotes research and scholarship on the transformation of academic labor in higher education, including but not limited to scholarship on contingency and tenure. All books published by CSAL are available in open-access formats.

Precarity & Contingency

Launched in March 2019, this new series is seeking submissions. It will publish scholarship—broadly construed to include empirical (both quantitative and qualitative), historical, and critical/theoretical projects—on precarious academic labor. While its focus is primarily on academic labor in higher education, the series editors encourage projects that expand their scopes to include other labor issues on campuses (including K-12) and/or precarity in labor sectors outside education. ... View Books in this Series

The WAC Clearinghouse

The WAC Clearinghouse provides access to the following book series. All books are are available in open-access formats. To learn more about individual books in the series, please view the series pages.

Perspectives on Writing

The Perspectives on Writing series addresses writing studies in a broad sense. Consistent with the wide-ranging approaches characteristic of teaching and scholarship in writing across the curriculum, the series presents works that take divergent perspectives on working as a writer, teaching writing, administering writing programs, and studying writing in its various forms. ... View Books in this Series

International Exchanges on the Study of Writing

The International Exchanges on the Study of Writing Series publishes book-length manuscripts that address worldwide perspectives on writing, writers, teaching with writing, and scholarly writing practices, specifically those that draw on scholarship across national and disciplinary borders to challenge parochial understandings of all of the above. The series aims to examine writing activities in 21st-century contexts, particularly how these activities are informed by globalization, national/transnational identities, social media and social networking, and increased cross-cultural communication and collaboration. As such, the series strives to investigate how both the local and the international inform writing research and the facilitation of writing development. ... View Books in this Series

Across the Disciplines Books

The Across the Disciplines Books series is closely tied to published themed issues of the online, open access, peer reviewed journal Across the Disciplines (ATD). Typically, two such guest edited issues appear each year and contain between six and eight articles. Most volumes in this series will be edited collections containing articles from ATD's themed issues as well as several other chapters that will provide an expanded, richer, and more comprehensive treatment of the topics being addressed. In keeping with the editorial mission of ATD, these volumes are devoted to language, learning, academic writing, and writing pedagogy in all their intellectual, political, social, and technological complexity. ... View Books in this Series

Reference Guides to Rhetoric and Composition

The books in this series, edited by Charles Bazerman, Anis Bawarshi, and Mary Jo Reiff, and published jointly with Parlor Press, provide compact, comprehensive and convenient surveys of what has been learned through research and practice as composition has emerged as an academic discipline over the last half century. Each volume is devoted to a single topic that has been of interest in rhetoric and composition in recent years, to synthesize and make available the sum and parts of what has been learned on that topic. These reference guides are designed to help deepen classroom practice by making available the collective wisdom of the field and will provide the basis for new research. The Series is intended to be of use to teachers at all levels of education, researchers and scholars of writing, graduate students learning about the field, and all who have interest in or responsibility for writing programs and the teaching of writing. ... View Books in this Series

Practices & Possibilities

The Practices & Possibilities Series addresses the full range of practices within the field of Writing Studies, including teaching, learning, research, and theory. From Joseph Williams' reflections on problems to Richard E. Young's taxonomy of "small genres" to Adam Mackie's considerations of technology, the books in this occasional series explore issues and ideas of interest to writers, teachers, researchers, and theorists who share an interest in improving existing practices and exploring new possibilities. ... View Books in this Series


The #writing Series publishes open-access and print books in digital rhetoric, new media studies, digital humanities, techno-pedagogy, and similar areas of interest. The editors seek single- or co-authored monographs of any length that address themes, methodologies, and/or pedagogies in these areas. This series will publish two books a year as open-access PDFs as well as ePubs and short-run prints. The open-access publications can have interactive media elements, as needed, while the bound imprints will be designed with static screenshots that refer readers to interactive elements in the online version. ... View Books in this Series

Foundations and Innovations in Technical and Professional Communication

The Foundations and Innovations in Technical and Professional Communication series publishes work that is necessary as a base for the field of technical and professional communication (TPC), addresses areas of central importance within the field, and engages with innovative ideas and approaches to TPC. ... View Books in this Series

USU Press on WAC

The Utah State University Press on WAC series offers open-access digital editions of leading books on WAC published by Utah State University Press. The books in this series are part of a larger collection of open-access books available through the USU Press Digital Commons. ... View Books in this Series


The NCTE on WAC series offers open-acces digital editions of leading books on WAC published by the National Council of Teachers of English. Many of these books can be purchased in print editions through NCTE. ... View Books in this Series

Landmark Publications in Writing Studies

View a collection of republished books that have made a significant impact on writing-across-the-curriculum theory and practice. Many of these books are published with permission of their authors. Others are still available in print and are published here with permission of the publisher. ... View Books in this Series

Studies in Writing and Rhetoric

The CCCC Studies in Writing & Rhetoric series seeks to influence how writing istaught at the college level. In partnership with the WAC Clearinghouse, CCCC and the series editors are making selected books from the series available in open-access formats. ... View Books in this Series

Writing Spaces

The books in this independent series, edited by Charlie Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky, and published jointly with Parlor Press, present peer-reviewed collections of essays—all composed by teachers for students—that explore important topics about writing in a manner and style accessible both to teachers and students. ... View Books in this Series

Excellence in K-12 WAC

The Excellence in K-12 WAC Series addresses cross-disciplinary writing studies in K-12. Consistent with the more general Perspectives on Writing Series in its wide-ranging approaches characteristic of teaching and scholarship in writing across the curriculum, this K-12 series will include works that focus on writing in a variety of disciplines, the teaching of writing at the primary, middle or secondary level across disciplines, WAC partnerships, the administration of a WAC program in K-12 schools, and the study of writing in relation to curriculum, ESL, writing/learning centers, NWP, other literacies, or standardized assessments. This recently announced series is now accepting proposals. ... View Books in this Series