Publishing Writing B: Work experience and projects module (EN51036)

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Module code


 The suite of  “Publishing Writing A-C” modules are 20 credit modules normally available only to those enrolled on the Writing Practice & Study pathway and who are interested in honing their writing and editing skills, are interested in self-publishing and/or who want some work experience in publishing and the creative industries. However, spaces may be available for students outwith the MLitt WPS pathway on Publishing Writing A & C; if you are outside the WPS pathway and are interested in taking these 2 modules, please get in touch with Gail Low.

 Publishing Writing "B" offers work opportunities with publishers and creative industry organisations based in Scotland.


  • one 3000 word reflective essay or report on work placement experience or in-house publishing project.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion, students should understand the contexts within which creative writing is (and, where appropriate, has been) produced and consumed, including the publishing and/or bookselling industries.



  • Through hands-on practice, placement and work experience, to offer creative writing students some insight into publishing through a period of time working in a publishing (or publishing-related organisation) or to undertake an in-house publishing project
  • To understand the contexts within which creative writing is produced and consumed.
  • To offer some understanding how students' transferable skills from Publishing Writing A that can translate into a publishing work experience or project.


Dr Gail Low


In addition to seminars and drop-in consultations, the module is supported by email and vle – allowing for a degree of flexibility.