Tompkins Cortland Community College

ENGL275 - Getting Published - Prose & Poetry

Creative Writing Course: This course examines the approaches creative writers use to get their work read and published by writing markets, including literary presses, book publishers, magazines, and online publications. Major topics include researching and targeting appropriate markets and developing letters of inquiry, book proposals, and other tools. Literary agents, writers' groups, conferences, fellowships and competitions, and writers' guides are discussed. Basic legal concerns, such as contracts and copyright issues, are introduced. Prerequisites: ENGL 102; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 1 Cr. (1 Lec.) Spring semester.