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• Select, edit, and proofread manuscripts for publication
• Help design and layout a literary magazine
• Participate in magazine distribution and marketing
• Research the literary and publishing markets
• Analyse literary magazines for content and approach
• Design their own literary magazine and explain their rationale
• Develop their own criteria for what makes a successful manuscript submission and a successful literary magazine.
• Compare web-based vs. print journals
We will examine the history of magazines in Ireland and elsewhere to the present day and investigate their impact on literary culture. We will take stock of the current magazine landscape, print and digital. We will also study the art and technique of editing through reading essays by editors, editor-author correspondence, and original and edited texts, and produce our own literary journal online.
The aim of this module is to:
• facilitate your engagement in analysis and discussion of a variety of literary journals and magazines
• develop your understanding of the editorial process of journal publishing creative writing
• introduce you to a range of theoretical and aesthetic debates concerning the craft of editing
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Portfolio: Portfolio will be made up of an analysis paper, journalling, and final project / publication.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities
There will be a combination of feedback strategies including: feedback individually to students, post-assessment, peer reviews, and self assessment.
|Dr Priscilla Morris||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|