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Track: Publishing

Students in Book Design for Publishing class

The English Department Publishing Track exposes its students to the history and practice of literary publishing while developing their skills in editing, proofreading, and writing with clarity and purpose. Courses range across print and digital media, and students who complete the track will have experienced hands-on work in the field and gained insight into career opportunities.

The Literary Publishing Track is open to any student majoring in English or English and Creative Writing. The track courses will count towards the English major but will, in most cases, involve taking extra hours beyond the standard major. 

The English Department Publishing Track Course of Study: A two course sequence in literary publishing (6 s.h)

• CNW 2991: Publishing I: Introduction to Literary Publishing 3 s.h.

• CNW 2992: Publishing II: Advanced Literary Publishing 3 s.h.

One course in editorial practice and import, text revision, or book design (3 s.h.)

Choose from:

• ENGL 2900: Book Design for Publishing 3 s.h.

• ENGL 3145: The Contemporary Literary Magazine and Editorial Practice 3 s.h. or _____________

• ENGL 3148: Literary Editing 3 s.h. 

• CNW 3632: Prose Style 3 s.h.

CNW:3600: Issues in Nonfiction (when the subject is: How to Be a Writer) 3 s.h.

One course on economic / social history of the book and publishing industry (3 s.h.)

Choose from:

• ENGL 3140: Literature and the Book

• ENGL 3142: Topics in Book History

• ENGL 3180: Topics in Digital Media

• ENGL 3181: Digital Media and Poetics

• ENGL 3182: Digital Cultures and Literacies

• ENGL 4150: Introduction to Book Studies

* ENGL 2901: The Book in Global History 

One course in career preparation (1-3 s.h.)

Choose from:

• ENGL 2040: English at Work 1 s.h.

• ENGL 4010: Internship 1-3 s.h.

• CCP:1201: Academic Internship 1-3 s.h

Important information regarding Editing and Publishing careers. 

Post-Graduation Summer Programs:

Denver Publishing Institute (4 weeks long, approximately $6000 for tuition/room in 2017)

New York University Summer Publishing Institute (6 weeks long, approximately $7000 for tuition/room in 2017)