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(ENGL 418) Writing for Publication

Advanced creative writers will develop and polish manuscripts for publication. Students will also learn professional skills such as writing query letters and finding a publisher.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Pre- or corequisite ENGL 318
Offered Fall
Programs English (BA), Creative Writing Minor

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Read, understand and appreciate a range of works in one or two genres of creative writing (fiction, and/or poetry, and/or creative nonfiction).
  2. Demonstrate a developed awareness and understanding of the history, evolution, and cultural significance of the genre or genres studied in class.
  3. Produce original work and increasingly proficient work in one genre (poetry, and/or fiction, and/or creative nonfiction) that incorporate techniques and principles from class readings and examples.
  4. Demonstrate a mature willingness and ability to revise their writing toward excellence, and a capacity to recognize and utilize valuable feedback from readers.
  5. Provide thoughtful and useful observations and critiques of other people’s creative writing.
  6. Demonstrate a basic, newfound understanding and awareness of the small magazine literary market for the chosen genre; know how to prepare and submit their work to a literary journal.