Your Public Voice

Your Public Voice is a Self-Paced Writing Course for Scholars and Advanced Professionals

You are an expert in your field. You’ve spent years doing research and crafting rigorous scholarly articles.

Have you ever wished you could share your work outside of academic or professional journals? Write for an audience beyond your peers?

Maybe you’re a full-time professor or advanced professional who wants to deepen your commitment to public scholarship. Or you’re an adjunct or recent graduate who’d like to keep your research alive and make money at the same time.

Writing for the public is a very different genre than writing for others in your field but we promise we can help you do it!


What you’ll learn:

Each Unit Includes:

  • How to find a story with public stakes in your research
  • How to structure an article for a general audience
  • How to craft a pitch that will get editors’ attention
  • How to find paying venues that welcome public scholars
  • A PDF slideshow
  • A downloadable MP3 audio lecture
  • Suggested readings
  • Exercises to help you apply what you’ve learned
  • Includes a resource guide with suggested outlets, where to find calls for pitches and editor contacts, and networking resources!

A sample from our intro to pitching slideshow


What Your Public Voice costs and how to enroll:

Get lifetime access for $115.00. AND if you enroll before August 9th you can use the code “EARLY-BIRD-DISCOUNT” and get 25% off!

AND Patreon patrons will always get discounts — on this and all Dismantle Education offerings (stay tuned!)

Enrolling is easy! Just click the button and you’ll be taken to our Dismantle Education site, powered by Teachable.


Meet Your Instructors


Elise M. Chatelain, PhD and Sara Tatyana Bernstein, PhD are the co-founders of Dismantle Magazine. They created Dismantle to be an accessible forum for critical fashion, popular culture, and cultural studies. Transforming scholarship into engaging magazine articles that reach a broad and diverse audience — that’s what they do every day!

In addition to her work on Dismantle, Sara’s writing has been published in Vox, The Outline, BuzzFeed Reader, Catapult, Inside Higher Ed, and more. She also teaches fashion and cultural studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

As editor for Dismantle Magazine, Elise has worked with dozens of writers from academic backgrounds to help their brilliant ideas shine in a web magazine format. Elise’s experience as an academic coach also helps her find and present your best work.


Frequently Asked Questions

Will you be running another workshop version of this course? Yes! Stay tuned for updates.

Can I bring a workshop version of this class to my institution? Yes! That’s how this course started. We’ve tailored it to a variety of settings and time frames.

Can I get a refund if something goes wrong? Yes! We use a platform called Teachable, which has a 30 day guarantee on every class.

How long do I have access to the class? Your enrollment does not expire. You can come back anytime.

If you have other questions email dismantlemedia AT gmail.

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