Process examines the options open to writers
of literary fiction, non-fiction and poetry who want to
make their work public. Students gain an understanding of
the literary marketplace by becoming acquainted with the
independent presses, large publishing houses and self-publishing
forums. Each week, they read and review a range of literary
journals and investigate on-line resources for writers.
Because publication success is dependant on successful writing,
the class also focuses on revision, both through practical
exercises and workshops and through reading the revisions
of published writers. By the end of the course, students
will have created an electronic submission log, compiled
a file of journal reviews, and polished a manuscript for
submission to literary journals.