Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing is an open textbook series for composition seeking proposals for essays for our 3rd volume. Each Writing Spaces book contains peer-reviewed collections of essays all composed by teachers for students, with each chapter freely available for download from our website under a Creative Commons license.
Writing Spaces received many great proposals for essays (over 100 proposals total) for our first CFP for first-year composition. Consequently, we will be publishing two volumes, one after the other, in January and March of 2010. Each volume will contain 25-30 essays on topics such as writing as a process, invention, primary research, collaboration, web 2.0 technologies, revision, citation, peer response, new media, rhetorical theory, writing centers, topic development, conducting secondary research, ethnography, metacognitive/reflective writing, and personal narrative writing, to name a few.
Even with putting two volumes into production, we still had many strong proposals that we could not include in the collection. Thanks again to everyone that contributed a proposal. We very much appreciate your time and effort in helping to begin the Writing Spaces open textbook project.
The deadline for proposal submission to the first volume of Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing has been changed from April 10 to April 15. This is due to conflicting information that appeared in one of our earlier listserv posts announcing the project. We hope that the extension will give those contributors who had read that information the opportunity to work on the proposal for a few more days.
We do encourage early submissions, though.