Zoe Snider

Young Scholars in Writing

Young Scholars in Writing is pleased to announce that Dr. Doug Downs at Montana State University will be taking the reins as editor of the journal beginning with volume 13. The author (with Elizabeth Wardle) of the influential Writing about Writing textbook as well as countless essays and book chapters, Dr. Downs will bring his keen intellect, boundless energy, and astute eye for ground-breaking ideas to the work of editing YSW. Dr. Downs has been a member of YSW’s editorial board since 2008, and he helped launch the journal’s “Spotlight on First-Year Writing.” The editorial board is feels fortunate indeed to have such an outstanding scholar, teacher, and colleague serving as YSW’s leader.

All editorial queries and submissions for volume 13 can be directed to Dr. Downs at

Young Scholars in Writing new website can be found at Montana State University.


Young Scholars in Writing has three features:

     Spotlight on First-Year Writing
     Comments and Responses

Use the links to the right to learn about these features and how you might publish your research.

Congratulations to the many young scholars who have published in the
pages of our journal!