Faculty Publication Workshop

The Faculty Publication Workshop is a year-long faculty development seminar designed to assist York College faculty in their scholarly writing, from proposal to publication. The workshop will enable faculty scholars to develop their current academic writing projects, whether they are books, articles, book chapters, or other scholarly pursuits, intended for publication in peer-reviewed journals, academic presses, or other scholarly venues. Providing a structured, disciplined environment, the workshop is an opportunity for participants to support one another in various writing stages and phases of publication preparation through constructive criticism and exchange. The workshop welcomes applications from full-time faculty in all disciplines and departments, including the library.

Workshop participants will meet once a month, in person, for two hours on Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00, from September 2023 to May 2024, excluding January. At each meeting, participants will discuss each other’s work and offer written and oral feedback based on a guided peer review process.

The workshop’s purpose is to create a collaborative community in which colleagues commit to supporting each other through careful reading of drafts, peer discussion, and, very importantly, written comments. The focus of the workshop is for participants to get feedback on their writing. Additionally, we will discuss identifying publication venues, the submission process, the revising process, and interacting with editors.

The workshop will be led by Dr. Linda M. Grasso (English).

Six applicants will be chosen by the Faculty Publications Workshop Committee, an interdisciplinary group of York College faculty scholars, who will also serve as publication mentors and consultants.

Eligibility Requirements

To apply, faculty must:

  1. Be full-time tenure-track or tenured professors, or lecturers;
  2. Commit to working on a scholarly project intended for publication in their discipline;
  3. Commit to attend monthly meetings in person on Tuesday 2:00-4:00, and provide criticism, orally and in writing;
  4. Submit an application by April 17, 5:00 pm.


Applications are due by April 17, 5:00 pm. Accepted applicants will be notified by May 12.

300 word maximum
Provide a 300-word description of a scholarly project you are currently working on for publication.
Provide a 300-word description of the status of the project. What stage are you in?
Provide a 300-word explanation of why you want to participate in the workshop. How do you think it will benefit you?