Students in this course will develop practical, hands-on skills related to editing, producing, and promoting the online literary magazine Short Vine, the undergraduate literary journal of The University of Cincinnati. We will focus on the art and craft of evaluating and editing fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, art, and photography as well as layout, production, and all the business aspects of publishing a literary journal including subscriptions, marketing, and distribution, as well as creating a stronger online presence. This course also provides an introduction to the larger literary market, and we will discuss the process of building a career as a writer, including topics such as literary contests, colonies and conferences, agents and editors, book production, readings, marketing, and the publishing environment overall. In addition to producing Short Vine, students will gain substantial experience in editing and preparing manuscripts of their own creative work and learn how to submit work for publication.
Please note that this course is not intended to replace or substitute for an internship required by a specific program, such the Rhetoric & Professional Writing track of the major or the Copyediting & Publishing certificate. However, ENGL 3096 is a practicum/internship course, and therefore WILL count toward the A&S Experiential credit requirement.