ENH 317 Publishing in Literary Magazines

Policies

Instructor:
Patricia Murphy

Course Description : The field of literary magazine publishing is specialized, varied and responsive to new technologies. Because the field is so vast and so different from other types of publishing, poets and writers wishing to see their literary works in print must learn the language and practices used by literary editors. This course is designed to give students a thorough study of the field, and will also include a writing workshop so that students can polish manuscripts for publication. Students will then analyze the history, publishing preferences, editorial staff, and submission guidelines of several magazines. Then they will prepare manuscripts, cover letters, and self addressed stamped envelopes for each of the markets. Our study will include, but is not limited to, these top 100 literary markets:

AGNI

Cold Mountain Review

Indiana Review

North American

Seattle Review

Alaska Quarterly

Colorado

Interim

Northwest

Seneca Review

American Poetry Review

Connecticut

Iowa Review

Notre Dame Review

Shenandoah

Another Chicago Mag

Crab Orchard

Journal

Ontario

Sonora

Antioch Review

Crazyhorse

Kalliope

Painted Bride

South Carolina

Arts & Letters

Cream City

Manoa

Paris

South Dakota

Atlanta Review

Cutbank

Many Mountains Moving

Partisan

Spoon River

Barrow Street

Denver Quarterly

Marlboro Review

Phoebe

Sycamore

Bellingham Review

Epoch

Massachussetts

Ploughshares

Talking River Review

Beloit

Evansville Review

Meridian

Poetry Northwest

Tar River Poetry

Black Warrior

Fence

Michigan

Portland Review

Third Coast

Blue Mesa Review

Field

Mid-American

Post Road

Tin House

Boston Review

Five Points

Minnesota

Prairie Schooner

Verse

Carolina Quarterly

Florida Review

Mississippi

Puerto del Sol

Virginia Quarterly

Chattahooche

Georgia

Missouri Review

Quarterly West

Washington Square

Chelsea

Gettysburg

Nebraska

Rattle

Water Stone Review

Chicago

Green Mtns

New England

Red Rock Review

West Branch

Cimarron

Hawaii Pacific

New Millenium

Rio Grande Review

Willow Springs

Cincinnati

Hawaii Review

New Orleans

River City

Wisconsin Review

Clackamas

Hudson Review

Nimrod

River Styx

Yale Review

Course Outcomes : Students will

Required Course Textbook :

ISBN NUMBER
AUTHOR
TITLE
Est. Retail
Price
Pub Year
Publisher
1593761902
Council of Literary Magazines and Presses
Literary Press and Magazine Directory
$15
2008
Soft Skull Press

Required Course Software :

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel.

Required Work :

Writing: Worth 10% of your grade.

Workshops: Worth 20% of your grade.

Reports: Worth 30% of your grade.

Submission Packet : Worth 40% of your grade.

Grading Scale:
Final grades are available after the end of the semester at my.asu.edu. I do not email final grades to individual students. Final grades will be based on the following scale.

Scale

Lower

Upper

A
93
100%
A-
90
92
B+
87
89
B
83
86
B-
80
82
C+
77
79
C
73
76
C-
70
72
D
60
69
E
Below 60

Important Dates: Point your browser to http://www.asu.edu/calendar/academic.html for semester dates.

Office Hours: Since this is an online course, I will not hold face to face office hours, but I am available by appointment. I check email once a day, Monday through Friday. I will answer questions through email usually within 48 hours except over weekends and on holidays. I am also happy to call you if you have a question. Simply email me your phone number and an appropriate time to call.

Attendance : This class meets online using myASU. The class asks you to complete the same work as other sections, but it has the added benefit of teaching you to communicate electronically with your teacher and classmates. This course is not self-paced. There are set due dates. Work submitted after the due dates will not receive credit. THERE ARE NO EXCUSED ABSENCES, even for emergencies or school activities.

Late Work : Other students depend on you to post your work on time, and we often cannot proceed until all the work is complete. For that reason, the policies on late work are very strict. Late work will not receive credit unless you email me in advance of the deadline.

Plagiarism : To plagiarize is to present as your own any work that is not exclusively your own. Plagiarism of all or a portion of any assignment will be strictly penalized. Penalties can range from no credit for the assignment to failing the course. Repeated offenses can lead to your expulsion from the university.

Online Environment : You will need to pay attention to a few details in order for your work to be counted. Always check your work to make sure it shows up as you intended. Also, be aware of how the things you're posting in online discussions come across--it's easy for something you meant humorously to be taken seriously in an online environment, so be careful. Above all, be kind towards and respectful of your fellow students.

The Public Nature of Writing and Confidentiality Issues : Part of becoming a good writer is learning to appreciate the ideas and criticisms of others, and in this course our purpose is to come together as a community of writers. Remember that this is a workshop, and you will be getting feedback from others. Avoid writing about things you may not be prepared to subject to public scrutiny or that you feel so strongly about that you are unable or unwilling to listen to perspectives other than your own. This class is about discussing the writing, not the subject of the writing.

Incomplete Grades : I do not offer incomplete grades.

Accommodations for Disabilities : ADA Statement The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal antidiscrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. One element of this legislation requires that all qualified students with documented disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation please contact the Disability Resource Center at ASU Polytechnic located in Student Affairs Quad # 4 or call 480-727-1039 / TTY: 480-727-1009.  Eligibility and documentation policies online: http://www.asu.edu/studentaffairs/ed/drc/

Student Conduct: Students are required to adhere to the behavior standards listed in Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual Chapter V Campus and Student Affairs: Code of Conduct), ACD 125: Computer, Internet, and Electronic Communications, and the ASU Student Academic Integrity Policy. Students are entitled to receive instruction free from interference by other members of the class. If a student is disruptive, an instructor may ask the student to stop the disruptive behavior and warn the student that such disruptive behavior can result in withdrawal from the course. An instructor may withdraw a student from a course when the student's behavior disrupts the educational process under USI 201-10 http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/usi/usi201-10.html.

Student Support Services
Polytechnic campus site: http://www.poly.asu.edu/students/services/

The Writing Center at the Polytechnic Campus The Polytechnic Writing Center offers tutoring services to all students on any sort of writing project. Writing tutors can help with any stage of the writing process, including choosing a topic, brainstorming, clarifying a thesis, organization of ideas or paragraphs, grammar, citation styles, and more. The Center is located in the Academic Center Building on the Lower Level and will be open for the Fall 2008 semester beginning Tuesday, September 2. Tutors' availability will be posted on our website at http://studentsuccess.asu.edu/polytechnic/writingschedule . Although walk-ins are accepted, it is strongly recommended that you make an appointment. Please call (480) 727-1452 to schedule an appointment. Online tutoring is also available if you cannot come in. Visit the Writing Center 's website (http://studentsuccess.asu.edu/polytechnic /writing ) for more information.

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Patricia Colleen Murphy, MFA * Arizona State University * 240M Santa Catalina Hall * 7271 E Sonoran Arroyo Mall * Mesa, AZ 85212