New Online Course: Submit in Seven Weeks


Got an article you've been sitting on that you really should be getting out the door?

Ever heard of or used Wendy Belcher's excellent "Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks?" 

This class is for you. 

In just 7 weeks, our guest facilitator and experienced writing coach Dr. Michele Eodice will walk you through the highlights of Belcher's book and help you get your seminar paper, dissertation chapter, or latest data set written up and out the door. This is your chance to commit to getting an article finished and submitted once and for all. 

Course Philosophy

We firmly believe that the most important factor impacting the potential for an academic publication is not your amazing research finding - it is getting the article submitted. In this course, we encourage you to consider all the writing you have that has not been gathered into a publishable piece yet. We'll tell you to look around at the many abstracts and conference papers you have generated that have not made it to print. Then, over seven weeks, we will move you toward hitting submit and prepare you for the publication process, including:

  • journal selection

  • query letters

  • fitting your work into a journal's scope and tone

  • understanding (and being able to face) revise and resubmit reviewer notes.

This 7-week pace is designed to keep you on track and focused. If you have not yet tried Wendy Belcher’s Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks, we very much recommend that book.  If you have tried the Belcher method and now want to make that process more compressed, this workshop is for you.

Dr. Michele Eodice

Michele Eodice is the Associate Provost for Academic Engagement and Director of the OU Writing Center ( at the University of Oklahoma. She earned a Ph.D. in English, writing her dissertation on co-authoring and collaborative writing in the classroom. Eodice’s ongoing research interests include co-authoring, collaborative writing, adult and higher education, developing faculty writing at universities, and student engagement and learning through writing practices.

Currently at OU, she focuses on supporting graduate and faculty writers and forwarding the goals of the Writing Enriched Curriculum program. Her upcoming publications include a book on graduate student writing experiences (co-edited with Shannon Madden and Kirsten Edwards) and a faculty guide to teaching meaningful writing.

Weekly Schedule

Each week we will check in on progress (accountability + affirmations), then jump to a  relevant topic based on each individual writer's needs. This is also a great opportunity to build a writing community of like-minded writers who can join you in our Slack channel daily as you complete the course.

Dates: Dec 7, 14, 21, 28 and Jan 4, 11, 18  (Times are TBA and based on the group's preferences and availability.)

Location: our Quick Brown Fox Zoom room. Participants will be expected to use the free Zoom software and have access to high-speed broadband video and audio for that purpose.

Pricing: $75

For more information or to inquire about whether your writing needs would fit with the course's scope and purpose, contact us at or (480)-359-7485 before 12/1/18. Write to us today! 

Carrie Gillon