Planning to Publish - Nottingham Trent University

Planning to Publish - Nottingham Trent University


Do you have a nearly finished draft that you would like to be published?

This one-day course will provide you with the resources, skills and confidence to take your work and approach to an agent or publisher.

On this course, you will work towards preparing the manuscript to a high standard and receive advice on proofreading, editing, marketing and storytelling.

You will also get to grips with the do’s and dont’s of the publishing world, knowing how and where to approach publishers.

Classroom discussions and critiques will be combined with a variety of editing and proofreading tasks and one to one feedback.

During the course you will:

- understand the publishing industry process
- gain insight on the different methods of publishing
- have 1:1 personalised feedback about your work
- undergo proofreading and editing tasks
- put together a marketing plan

What will I gain?

You will leave with a clear understanding of how the industry is shaped for publishing, be able to prepare your work for publishers and have the confidence to approach a publisher with your manuscript.

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: You should have a near complete or complete draft ready to send to a publisher.

Where you'll learn: You will be learning in a UNESCO City of Literature, and be based in the School of Arts and Humanities on the City Campus.

You will find modern teaching spaces and quiet study environments to develop your ideas and writing.

You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.

Tutor profile: Charlotte Baker is an author and an associate lecturer and PhD student at the University of Derby.

She has an interest in horror, identification, true crime and fandom.

Charlotte has over thirty fiction and non-fiction publications.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

One day of expert tuition delivered by an experienced tutor.

Certificate of attendance upon completion.

Indicative maximum class size: 16


Creative Short Courses at Nottingham Trent University


50 Shakespeare Street

Suitable for

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  • Advanced/pro level
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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