Do you have a course essay that could become a journal article?

Are you thinking about applying to graduate school and want to bolster your C.V.?

Are you presenting at an academic conference and need help developing your paper?

Have you been writing about some ideas or research that you think deserve a wider audience?

Do you want to publish an academic essay but don’t know how?



Remove the mystery and anxiety from academic publishing with the Writing for Publication Working Group. This writing group will provide the knowledge, structure, and support to help get your essay ready to send to a journal.  We will be learning, step by step, how to publish academic texts while also practicing the strategies that make academic writers successful.

This working group is designed to help students revise existing texts (e.g., a completed course essay, pieces of previous writing) into a publishable text.  We do also welcome writers whose writing is at the idea stage or early draft stage. Target publications could include

  • undergraduate journals
  • undergraduate symposia or conferences
  • refereed journals
  • professional journals
  • academic blogs

We will meet for an hour and a half each week for four weeks. The content and activities of each workshop build on the previous week to keep moving your paper and your writing forward.

January 18, January 25, February 1, and February 8, 2018.  4:10-6:00 pm, Wilson Hall, 2007D. 

Suitable for students in the Humanities, Social sciences, and Sciences. For academic writing only. We will not be working with creative or journalistic writing. Please note that this writing group is open only to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Priority will be given to New College students or undergraduate students who are reworking a paper from a New College course (WGS, NEW, HMB). Non-New College students are welcome to register; we will let these students know if there is space in the course a week before the course start.

Please register below: 

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I am a New College student

I am an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Science

Please indicate your year of study

Your student number (required)

Your UTORid (required so we can register you on BlackBoard. Please do not type your password)

Is this paper from a New College program course (i.e., NEW, HMB or WGS course)? Please specify the course. (required)*

In what discipline is the essay you want to publish? (required)

What kind of publishing are you hoping to do (e.g., an undergrad journal article, a refereed journal, a conference paper, a blog)?

What is the title of the paper you are revising?(required)

Please add any additional comments (E.g., What do you hope to get out of this working group? Is there anything specific you would like to learn?


For more information, contact Liz Newbery.