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EGL 48 W — Magazine Writing: Becoming the Writer That Editors Need

Quarter: Fall
Course Format: Online (System Requirements)
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 23—Dec 6
Drop Deadline: Sep 26
Units: 3
Tuition: $910
Instructor(s): Kerrie Flanagan
Limit: 17
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class the week of November 25

Online courses have a new refund policy. The full tuition refund deadline for this course is September 26th at 5:00 pm (PT); 50% tuition refund deadline is October 1st at 5:00 pm (PT).
Fall
Date(s)
Sep 23—Dec 6
10 weeks
Drop By
Sep 26
3 Units
Fees
$910
Instructor(s):
Kerrie Flanagan
Limit
17
Closed
Please Note: No class the week of November 25

Online courses have a new refund policy. The full tuition refund deadline for this course is September 26th at 5:00 pm (PT); 50% tuition refund deadline is October 1st at 5:00 pm (PT).
There are thousands of print and digital magazines and they all have one thing in common: they need writers. In this course, we will go step-by-step through the process of writing and publishing magazine articles, from idea to publication. Through lectures, discussions, activities, and weekly writing assignments you will learn what it takes to be the kind of writer that editors want to work with. During this course you will learn how to create and refine ideas, study a magazine, read submission guidelines, learn about the different types of articles, become familiar with submission etiquette, discover what to look for in contracts, learn how to write a query letter that gets assignments, and understand what makes a great article. As the course unfolds, there will be opportunities to get constructive critique and feedback on the assignments, which will include a query letter, a service piece, a profile, and a personal essay. When the course is completed, you will have the tools, knowledge, and understanding of how the magazine world works and be well on your way to seeing your byline on articles and getting paid for them.

Kerrie Flanagan, Author; Writing Consultant

Kerrie Flanagan is the author of Writer’s Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing and the creator of the Magazine Writing Blueprint. Her articles and essays have appeared in Writer’s Digest, Alaska, The Writer, FamilyFun, and six Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She is the author of twelve other books in a variety of genres, and is a coordinator of Writing Day Workshops and founder of Northern Colorado Writers.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Kerrie Flanagan, The Writers Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing (ISBN 978-1440351242)
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