Publishing Your Story

Explore the many paths to publication in our digital age including traditional publishing, independent presses and self-publishing, with discussions of publishing projects.

“This is the most hopeful time in a generation to be a new writer.” — Alexis Glynn Latner 

Aspiring authors face a confounding situation. There are many paths to publication— traditional New York publishing; independent presses and co-ops; partner publishing with companies that profit from author services, not book sales; and self-publishing, in which some authors are finding great success. Each of these pathways holds pitfalls for the unwary new writer. If you have a book you hope to have published, this course helps you decide which avenue to pursue. This class is also a fit for anyone interested in the dramatic evolution of publishing and the potential it holds for current and aspiring writers. The class includes roundtable discussions of various publishing projects, including those of class participants, and demonstrations of essential electronic tools. You do not need to have a manuscript in progress or completed to participate.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GWRI1110.F18.1 Alexis Glynn Latner On-campus 1-3 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2018

Instructor: Alexis Glynn Latner

Alexis Glynn Latner, M.A., writes speculative fiction, mysteries and nonfiction. She has numerous published stories in addition to a series of four science fiction novels. Her articles on aviation, creative writing, science and technology and educational topics have appeared in regional, national and online magazines. Ms. Latner holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Rice University and a master’s degree in systematic theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

Term: Fall 2018

Start Date: Oct. 11, 2018

End Date: Nov. 15, 2018

Schedule: 1-3 p.m.

Length: Six Thursdays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $280

Rice Alumni: $252

Note: Limited enrollment

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