Workshop: Getting Your Health Writing Published

Do you want to see your writing in magazines? Would you like to receive a check for what you write? If your goal is to share your patient leader lessons and get paid for them, this is the workshop for you.

In this webinar replay, patient leader and freelance writer Rebecca Chamaa and writing instructor and professor Joyce Hayden will provide a step-by-step overview on just how to get your work published. We go through idea generation, how to find publications that are right for your idea, and how to pitch to editors and locate their e-mail addresses.

You will finish the class with several ideas for essays, where to pitch them, and a list of resources to build those bylines!


Stay tuned for more – we’ll be building out a full writing course on the WEGO Health Platform this fall.

Meet Your Hosts

Rebecca Chamaa
Rebecca Chamaa is a former social worker turned freelance writer, patient leader, instructor, and public speaker. She has written for Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Teen Vogue and writes regularly for Insider and Strength and Grace. She has a blog about living with schizophrenia and anxiety at

Joyce Hayden
Joyce Hayden is a former university English professor. She has led private writing classes for teenagers and adults for over 20 years. Her work has been published in The Manifest-Station, Cimarron Review, Maximum Middle Age, The Dandelion Review, and many other journals. In 2020, she published four essays centered on domestic violence at Al Jazeera English. She recently completed her memoir about Dissociation called The Out of Body Girl.


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