The Write Now Academy is a writing group designed for faculty and staff who are writing academic articles. The Director is Dr. Michael Rifenburg. Apply now for the Write Now Academy.

Participants will

  • Gain community and support for developing, drafting, and submitting an academic article.
  • Attend monthly in-person meetings to discuss progress and offer support to group members
  • Develop a clearly articulated writing plan
  • Research and identify potential publication outlets
  • Structure an effective literature review
  • Revise for sentence-level clarity with the Belcher diagnostic method
  • Learn how to respond to editorial feedback

Under the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership and its Write@UNG initiative led by Dr. Rifenburg, the Write Now Academy offers participants a shared community in which to cultivate, draft, and submit an academic article. Participants will work through Wendy Belcher’s Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks. Once a month, participants will meet in person to discuss their progress, support other participants, and troubleshoot the challenges of academic writing and argument. In addition, participants will use a shared Google document to offer support and build a sense of community. At the end of the twelve weeks, participants are encouraged to submit their academic article for publication. In-person meetings will be held on the Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Oconee campus.

To apply now for Write Now Academy, please submit

  1. A statement of interest that includes why you think this academy will benefit your scholarly productivity. In statement of purpose, please briefly describe the article you plan to workshop.
  2. Curriculum vitae

The Steering Committee will review faculty applications and select a cohort for each campus.

Application Process and Dates

Application available:  Third Friday of July
Application deadline: Last Friday of August
Notification: Second Friday of September

For questions, please email Dr. Michael Rifenburg at