Writing and Publishing Industry

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Writing and Publishing Industry

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Creative Writing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit provides an introduction to the function and structure of the writing and publishing industry.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. Develop techniques and critiquing skills, through working independently and in an entrepreneurially collaborative manner, to help understand the function of the literary public sphere and the institutions of print culture
    2. Locate, assess and approach potential publishers and be aware of the possible vocational choices within a writing and publishing career.
    3. Critically analyse and discuss the developmental history, practices, policies and conventions of the various facets of the writing and publishing industries.
    The unit includes content such as: practical and professional knowledge considered integral to career of a writer or a publisher: the function of the writer and the practice of writing; the status of text, the book & the book market; the publishing industry; the publishing house; submissions, commissions, agents & contracts; Australian print culture policy; professional organisations and support services for writers; other markets: journalism, corporate writing, self-publishing, e-literature; the freelance business: invoices, ABNs, resumes, accounting, tax and legal matters; public sphere of literature: events, the literary media and promotion for writers.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.