Diversifying in the Publishing Industry

Module code: EN2192

Are you interested in working in publishing or another area of the creative industries after graduation? If so, this module will enable you to gain some valuable experience and find out more about the options open to you. The module focuses on the sector of the book trade that deals with fiction and poetry (publishing and publishing related). It combines the study of literary texts and the circumstances of their production with hands-on involvement in the work of independent publishers and literary organisations, exploring the methods and processes through which writers share their work with the public. You will have an opportunity to glimpse the book trade from the inside by means of an e-placement with one of the following organisations: 

  • Peepal Tree Press
  • Inscribe
  • Commonword
  • Sable Litmag
  • Renaissance One
  • Tilt
  • Dahlia Publishing
  • Kube Publishing
  • HopeRoad Publishing
  • Own It!
  • Cassava Republic

The module introduces you to the world of contemporary British publishing and considers the most urgent concerns of today’s writers and publishing/literary professionals in the independent sector.

Learning

  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 6 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 8 hours of external visits
  • 70 hours work-based learning
  • 56 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Essay, 1,250 words (40%)
  • Reflective commentary, 1,250 words (60%)