WRIT 344

Writing for Publication and Profit

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 16, 2017 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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

Prerequisite: A 300-level writing course or instructor's permission.

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.

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
50 Writing for Publication and Profit Perry, Susan L Books Course details