Call for Applications: Associate Editors for Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments

Prompt seeks applications for a number of openings for Associate Editors. The two central tasks of the Associate Editors are (1) providing initial feedback and suggesting potential reviewers for new submissions to the journal; and (2) helping copy edit and proofread accepted manuscripts. Additionally, Associate Editors attend our annual editorial board meeting via Zoom and help publicize the journal to members of their fields.

Based on past submission and acceptance rates, Associate Editors in most disciplines can expect to be involved with 5 or fewer submissions per year. And, though Associate Editors are not directly involved with the revision process, their contributions certaintly shape the overall quality and focus of the journal’s published work. 

If you're unfamiliar with the journal, Prompt is a scholar-run, open-access, peer-reviewed online journal. It publishes academic writing assignments aimed at both undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines. Its articles bring together theory and praxis in ways that should help promote better teaching of writing as well as illuminate the complexities of teaching writing in context. To learn more about the journal and read recently published articles, please visit our website:

We are currently seeking expertise in all areas, but have particular needs in the following: 

  • Writing Studies 

  • Engineering/STEM 

  • Literary Studies

  • Criminal Justice/Law

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences  

  • Education, particularly English Education 

To be considered for a three-year term as Associate Editor, please send your vitae and a brief (1-2 page) letter of interest explaining your credentials to Our call will remain open until our needs are filled, but preference will be given to applications received by Monday, October 2, 2023. Questions about this role can be directed to the editors at the address above.