Get Published in Magazines focuses on writing articles for periodical publication. Taught by veteran writer Gary Michael Smith, who has had hundreds of his articles published in dozens of technical/trade journals and magazines, students learn about subject exploration, appropriate periodical selection, advance query/writing on speculation, finding and following submission guidelines, topic research, article development, submission, revision, rights and reprints use, pay negotiation, and working with publications staff such as editors-in-chief, managing editors, and copyeditors.


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Schedule for the Spring 2012 Semester


Course Number: 2001-01

Title: Get Published in Magazines

Dates: Thursday, Monday, and Wednesday, March 22, 26, 28, 2012

Times: 6:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m.

Where: Destrehan

Registration: Pre-register by contacting St. Charles Parish Public Schools Community Education Department at 985-785-7268.

Tuition: Cost of this three-session course is $100 and includes the course text (provided by the instructor the first day of class).

Materials Provided: A syllabus and List of Handouts, along with all handouts, are provided on a CD on the first day of class.

Course Text: Writing for Magazines and Trade Journals—Finding Them, Writing for Them, Getting Paid by Them.