ISSN: 17535190
Online ISSN: 17535204
First published in 2008
3 issues per volume
Current Issue:
Volume 8 / Issue 2-3 Free Issue
Volume 3 | Issue 1
Call for Papers

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Aims and Scope

Welcome to the official organ of Writing PAD (Writing Purposefully in Art and Design), a network founded six years ago. See

This journal is designed to foster new relations, strengthen existing ones, and offer a new space in which received models of writing in creative practice can be explored and surpassed. By questioning the purposes of writing in creative practice we invite a rich variety of aims, approaches and styles. Hence, where some journal issues are likely to be characterised by images rather than words, others may adopt a strongly practice-oriented, philosophical, critical, or even fiction-based approach. Whether you are a practitioner, a theorist, or a conference organizer wishing to guest-edit a special edition, please contact us. Ultimately, we are interested in writing that functions ‘as’, or that operates ‘for’, or ‘in’ practice, whether this practice is art, craft, designing, or performance. This raises issues of procedure. As academics, we are accustomed to an individual-centred assessment system designed to monitor and uphold ‘standards’, rather than help us to co-create a better world. We welcome good writers, but we also wish to support practitioners whose quality of thought surpasses their current skills as authors. Thus in cultivating a co-authoring network, our aim is to replace our current double-blind reviewing system. We are aware of the risks this may bring. Please let us know what you think.

Call for Papers

The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice covers the following themes:

    * Writing as/for/in art
    * Writing as/for/in craft
    * Writing as/for/in designing
    * Writing as/for/in performance
    * Writing, ethics and practice

If you would like to submit a paper on one of the above topics, please send your full article to the Editors at the address below:

Julia Lockheart and John Wood
Goldsmiths, University of London
London, SE8 4JQ

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