Philip J Heldrich
Studies small literary magazines from the editorial perspective. Covers how to establish and defend editorial policy, assemble literary selections, collaborate with writers and editors, conceive of magazine design, and evaluate contemporary literature within the context of current publications. Credit/no credit only. Recommended: one course each of upper division writing and literature.
This class explores the field of literary arts publishing and the practices of literary magazine editors. Readings will explore the history, aesthetic considerations, and issues faced by literary journals in print and in emerging or established online media. Students in the class will also craft interviews, book reviews, and prefaces as well as explore funding, promotion, and how literary journals play a critical role in the greater cultural dialogue. Lastly, students will work to shape writing assignments for possible inclusion in the UWT student print journal, Tahoma, or for possible publication elsewhere.
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