WordPlay - The English Subject Centre Magazine [ISSN 2040-6754]
About the magazine
Inside the English Subject Centre magazine you will find articles, reviews, news and reports which collectively aim to provide a discursive, reflective forum for teaching and learning issues. We also keep you up to date on developments and innovations in teaching English by evaluating existing and new teaching materials, textbooks and IT packages.
The magazine is published twice a year and is distributed free to all UK English departments with the intention that one copy is given to each member of staff. We reach an audience of at least 3000 readers in the UK while anyone in the world with a highspeed connection can download past issues from our website. Although HE Lecturers are our primary audience, please feel free to share the magazine with other staff and with your students, especially your postgraduates.
Download the final issue (5) (requires Adobe Acrobat reader)
Read the previous one online (issue 5 will be available to read online shortly)
Contribute to the magazine
There are several ways you can to contribute to our magazine:
- write an article
- write a textbook review
- write a software review
- write an event report
- respond by letter to someone else's article
- suggest an interview subject
Submission guidelines & style sheet
If you have an idea for an article, review or interview please contact magazine editor Nicole King.
- Submission deadlines for all materials are 30 January and 30 June for the spring and autumn issues respectively.
- Articles can be up to 3000 words on any subject of relevance to the pedagogy and study of English literature, language or creative writing.
- Textbook and software reviews should not exceed 750 words. We have many materials to be reviewed so please do get in touch. Perhaps one of your postgraduates would like to write a review?
- If your article gets accepted please provide a high resolution digital photo of yourself, a one-sentence article abstract and a 25-50 word biography, listing your primary teaching areas and, if applicable, your most recent publication.
- Please read and follow our style sheet before submitting your materials to the editor.
Current and past issues can be read in three formats:
- On screen - via our online (HTML) version of the magazine (convenient for clicking on weblinks etc) see below..
- In hardcopy - as a downloadable 'pdf' file (this requires the free acrobat reader program from Adobe) see below..
- Through our new e-reader software as you can see on the bookshelf below!