The Wisconsin English Journal

About WEJ

The Wisconsin English Journal is a bi-annual publication. Started in 1959 by the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, WEJ has published a variety of topics surrounding the English language arts. For more information, visit our about page.

Write For Us

WEJ is currently open for submissions and critical book reviews. We have recently opened up our submission guidelines to accept creative work, such as poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction, along with the scope of topics surrounding teaching practices. For more information on submitting, take a look at our guidelines and style guide here.


Suggested 2021 – 2022 publications for review for WEJ

Akhavan, N. (2021). Literacy Walks: A Collaborative Process to Transform Teaching and Learning Across the School. Scholastic.

Bryan, N. (2021). Toward a BlackBoyCrit Pedagogy: Black Boys, Male Teachers, and Early Childhood Classroom Practices. NCTE-Routledge Research Series.

Burkins, J., and Yates, K. (2021). Shifting the Balance: 6 ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom. Pembroke.

Crovitz, D., Devereax, M.D., and Moran, C. (2022). Next Level Grammar for a Digital Age: Teaching with Social Media and Online Tools for Rhetorical Understanding and Critical Creation. Routledge.

Dean, D. (2021). What works in Writing Instruction? Research and Practice, 2nd ed. NCTE.

Eickholdt, L., and Vitale-Reilly, P. (2022). Writing Clubs: Fostering Community, Collaboration, and Choice in the Writing Classroom. Stenhouse Publishers.

Fletcher, J. (2021). Writing Rhetorically: Fostering Responsive Thinkers and Communicators. Stenhouse Publishers.

Hall, C. (2021). The Writer’s Mindset: Six Stances that Promote Authentic Revision. Heinemann.

Harper, R.G.. (2021). Write Now & Write On, Grades 6-12. Sage Publications.

Kinloch, V., Nemeth, E.A., Butler, T.T., and Player, G.D. (2021). Where is the Justice? Engaged Pedagogies in Schools and Communities. Teachers College Press and NCTE.

Koutrakos, P. (2022). Mentor Texts that Multitask: A Less-is-More Approach to Integrated Literacy Instruction. Corwin.

Lillge, D. (2022). Pursuing Social Justice in ELA: A Framework for Negotiating the Challenges of Teaching. Routledge.

Mobry, T. (2022). Perspective! The Secret to Student Motivation and Success. Corwin.

Mohan, N., Jukes, I., and Schaaf, R.L. (2021). Literacy is Still not Enough: Modern Fluencies for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. Corwin.

Newkirk, T. (2021). Writing Unbound: How Fiction Transforms Student Writers. Heinemann.

Quigley, A. (2022). Closing the Writing Gap. Routledge.

Soto, I. (2021). Shadowing Multilingual Learners, 2nd ed. Corwin.

Tour, E., Creely, E., and Waterhouse, P. (2022). Enhancing Digital Literacies with Adult English Language Learners. Routledge.

Tovani, Cris. (2021). Why Do I Have to Read This? Literacy Strategies to Engage our Most Reluctant Students. Pembroke.

Waring, S.M. (2021). Integrating Primary and Secondary Sources into Teaching: The SOURCES Framework for Authentic Investigation. Teachers College Press.

Whitney, A.E. (2021). Growing Writers: Principles for High School Writers and Their Teachers. NCTE.Wolter, D.L. (2021). Restorative Literacies: Creating a Community of Care in Schools. Teachers College Press.