This unit prepares student writers to submit their works of fiction and creative non-fiction for publication. Lectures will focus on publishing outlets and opportunities, conditions in the contemporary publishing industry, publishers' expectations, layout, copy-editing and editorial polish. An assessment task, the Publishing Report, will enable students to identify and explore potential avenues for publication. In workshops, students will receive critical feedback on their own work and refine their skills in critiquing peer work.
|Unit name||Creative Writing: Professional Practice|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Coordinator||Doctor Danielle Wood|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- produce short works of carefully crafted and polished fiction or creative non-fiction.
- demonstrate a command of sentence-level writing in english, to a standard expected for advanced level study.
- analyse the content of contemporary literary magazines, and show understanding of the protocols and practices involved in seeking publication for your work.
- analyse the shortcomings of a work of supplied creative work in draft form.
- redraft and improve a short work of fiction/creative non-fiction in response to feedback, and polish the work through proofreading and attention to detail.
- reflect critically on your own creative work and on peer responses to it.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HEN218
|Assessment||Publishing report (30%)|Portfolio (50%)|Critique (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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