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TCID 344 Writing for Publication and Profit

This course examines writing as a full-or part-time business. Students learn to market their writing to appropriate publications, create effective book proposals, understand the conventions of the publishing industry and edit their own work.

Special information

Note: Formerly known as WRIT 344. Prerequisite: A 300-level writing course or instructor's permission.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 4, 2021 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Able to market ideas at an advanced level in business correspondence, such as professional query letters.
  • Advanced analysis of publication needs of a book publishing house.
  • Advanced understanding of how to analyze a magazine's needs and determine which publications are appropriate markets for student's creative works.
  • Recognize original, salable ideas.
  • Translate ideas into salable form.
  • Understand how to organize an idea into a book proposal.