publishing a Magazine


Ever wanted to be a magazine editor, or even a publisher? Now’s your chance to do both! Publishing a Magazine is your complete course for learning how to set up and manage the editorial office of a periodical. Using one of the first and most comprehensive books on magazine management that currently is used for publication management in at least 14 countries, you get such valuable instruction on:


•   Organizing the editorial office staff and work environment

•   Designing an effective editorial office workflow

•   Creating and managing a database

•   Developing and mandating adherence to submission guidelines

•   Preparing manuscripts for publication

•   Preparing for conferences, symposia, and professional meetings

•   Generating reports


Veteran publisher Gary Michael Smith has served as managing editor and publisher of everything from an internationally acclaimed scientific specialty research journal to trade magazines and literary journals. His course addresses the specific needs of editors-in-chief, managing editors, and all editorial office staff involved in managing processes and procedures for journals and magazines.


Don’t miss this chance to start your own magazine!


Schedule for the Spring 2008 Semester


Title: Publishing a Magazine

Dates: Saturdays, March 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 2008

Times: 3 p.m.–5 p.m.

Where: St. Rose

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

Tuition: Cost of this four-session course is $75, plus $45 for the course text (purchased from the instructor on the first day of class).

Course Text: The Peer-Reviewed Journal—A Comprehensive Guide through the Editorial Process.