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  • Congratulations to Aja Martinez, whose article,

    “A Plea for Critical Race Theory Counterstory: Stock Story versus Counterstory Dialogues Concerning Alejandra’s ‘Fit’ in the Academy,” originally published in 42.2, has been selected for inclusion in The Best of the Independent Journals in Rhetoric and Composition!

  • Where We Are submissions for HBCUs and Writing Programs due July 15th. More info at
  • We are suspending new submissions until September 15, 2016 because the journal is full through fall 2017. Please come back and visit us next fall!

Thank you for visiting the companion website to the print journal, Composition Studies, a peer-reviewed, biannual journal currently housed at the University of Cincinnati. This website includes submission policies and subscription information. It also hosts the journal’s archives, comprising full-text access to issues published five years prior to the present.

The oldest independent periodical in the field, Composition Studies is an academic journal dedicated to the range of professional practices associated with rhetoric and composition: teaching college writing; theorizing rhetoric and composing; administering writing related programs; preparing the field's future teacher-scholars. We welcome work that doesn’t fit neatly elsewhere.

The journal currently has an acceptance rate of 10-12%. It is indexed in EBSCO, ProQuest, ERIC, Gale/Cengage, and JSTOR.

Please explore this site for further information about the journal, its staff, and its history in the field. And be sure to check out the contents of our current issue!