University of Technology Sydney

52694 Publishing Cultures

Requisite(s): 8 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10051 Creative Writing Major OR 12 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ09477 48cp Writing and Publishing Major OR 12 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ09489 48cp Writing and Publishing Major
Anti-requisite(s): 54074 Writing Laboratory AND 58313 Writing Laboratory


This subject offers an overview of the contemporary Australian publishing market. Students learn how to identify different genres and subgenres – such as literary fiction, speculative fiction, memoir – and approach editing in accordance with expectations of various readerships. Students engage with conventional and reimagined forms of written texts as cultural and commercial objects, including the book, the literary journal and online and digital publications. Theory is put into practice through student-initiated publishing projects that enable students to develop skills in areas including commissioning, editing, text design, curation, project management, marketing, social media strategy, cross-platform and transmedia promotion, distribution and the economics of publishing.

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Autumn session, City campus,
Spring session, City campus

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