Tuesday3Apr 2018

Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop

The windup, and the pitch

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 4:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. PST
2018-04-03 16:00 2018-04-03 18:50 America/Los_Angeles Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall Allison DeVries devries@chapman.edu

RSVP is required

Graduate Students can enroll in this workshop through my.chapman.edu. Course number is GUS 530.

Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall


are invited to attend.

TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018 4-6:50PM

The windup, and the pitch

Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall 121


Publishing articles in quality publications is the building-block for an academic career, and it is also what defines the life of a writer. A few skilled freelance writers even manage to make a living from it. How do you figure out the right publication, and how do you craft a convincing pitch for the editor? This workshop will go over the basics of how to write a query letter and how to frame your article in ways that make it more likely to stand out from the crowd.


Tom Zoellner, Associate Professor, Department of English

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Tom Zoellner is the author of five nonfiction books, including Train. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling book An Ordinary Man, and his book Uranium won the 2011 Science Writing Award from The American Institute of Physics. Tom has worked as a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and The Arizona Republic, and as a contributing editor for Men’s Health magazine. He is now an associate professor of English at Chapman University and the politics editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books. Tom is a founding member of the journalism collective Deca, and a teacher in the OpEd Project. Tom has received residencies from the Mesa Refuge, The Millay Colony for the Arts, the Corporation at Yaddo, and a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship


You can contact the event organizer, Allison DeVries at devries@chapman.edu or (714) 997-6752.

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