1st Edition

Creative Writing Scholars on the Publishing Trade Practice, Praxis, Print

Edited By Sam Meekings, Marshall Moore Copyright 2022
    170 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    170 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    In Creative Writing Scholars on the Publishing Trade: Practice, Praxis, Print, Sam Meekings and Marshall Moore, along with prominent scholar-practitioners, undertake a critical examination of the intersection of creative writing scholarship and the publishing industry.

    Recent years have seen dramatic shifts within the publishing industry as well as rapid evolution and development in academic creative writing programs. This book addresses all of these core areas and transformations, such as the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing, issues of diversity and representation within the publishing industry, digital transformations, and possible career pathways for writing students.

    It is crucial for creative writing pedagogy to deal with the issues raised by the sudden changes within the industry and this book will be of interest to creative writing students and practitioners as well as publishing students and professionals.


    Sam Meekings and Marshall Moore

    1. Publishing Processes for a Digital Age: Crowdsourcing and Patronage in Online Self-Publishing
    2. Lili Pâquet

    3. Emerging Writers/ Established Publishers: A Ten-Year Study of the Hachette MS Development Program
    4. Kim Wilkins, Helen Marshall, and Marina Tulic

    5. Literary Journals, Editorial Courses, and Equity in the Publishing Industry
    6. Marcos Hernandez and Janelle Adsit

    7. The (Selfish) Power of Book Reviews: Reading, Citizenship, and Platform
    8. Anna Leahy

    9. Revisiting the Challenge: Rethinking Creative Writing Ten Years On
    10. Stephanie Vanderslice

    11. Science Fiction’s Women Problem
    12. Bronwyn Lovell

    13. Beyond the Double Life of Writers: Creative Writing as Portfolio Practice
    14. Peter Anderson

    15. Toward Success: A Taxonomy for the Creative Writing Classroom
    16. Marshall Moore

    17. Mid-List Novella Publishing in the Twenty-First Century – the Wisdom Tree Experiment
    18. Nick Earls

    19. The Programmatic, the Problematic, and the Radical Racial Tradition (Or, On Being Stamped)
    20. Christopher B. Patterson

    21. Refreshing the Curriculum

    Jen Webb


    Sam Meekings is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Northwestern University in Qatar.

    Marshall Moore is Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in English, Creative Writing & Publishing at Falmouth University, UK.