Led by your own interests, this module will enhance your knowledge of commercial and independent publishing, community writing and online publishing.
You will contact and engage with an external organisation, person or literary context and then reflect on your creative writing in relation to this ‘world’ experience - you will be encouraged to expand your reflections to include wider social, cultural and economic issues.
Skills acquired will include the ability to present yourself professionally in a literary, creative or cultural industry context and the means to assess the criteria for literary awards and competitions. You’ll also enhance your knowledge of community writing settings and the role of funding.
Fortnightly presentations on aspects of the writing industries and various ‘writing worlds’ will be interspersed with seminar discussion of your projects or placements, including suggestions for further reading or background research.
Indicative study themes:
Commercial publishing and the role of the agent
Live theatre and festivals
Writing in community settings
AHRC and funding
Independent and regional publishing
Competitions and journals
eBooks and online writing