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Publishing poetry and short stories

Undergraduate | MAQ-ENGX3007 | 2024

Previously MAQ-ENGX307

Wield the essential elements of narrative and structure as you continue to develop your writing practice. Workshop your creative concepts. Uncover new possibilities in the contemporary writing form. Produce a piece of creative writing for peer review.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Publishing poetry and short stories

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Acquire and apply knowledge of the different publication venues for poetry and short stories.
    2. Acquire and apply industry competence to contemporary Australian literary journals, their functioning and role in Australian literary culture and industry.
    3. Apply skills in relation to craft and technique to the writing of poetry and/or short stories.
    4. Critique and evaluate their own and other students’ creative writing processes.
    5. Demonstrate basic publishing skills including editing, proofreading, and formatting for online publication.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-ENGX307 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units): ENG340, ENGL307, ENGL335, ENGX307
Pre-requisite: 20cp at 2000 level including ENGX2033 or ENGX233

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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