Writing for NYC Newspapers,Magazines, and Webzines
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: MFA Creative Writing Program
Department: Writing Program
Course Number: NWRW 3601
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Creative Writing
  • Non-fiction
  • Journalism
The New York Times, Daily News, Newsday, New York Post, and Wall Street Journal all use freelance writers for profiles, features, reviews, news stories, humor, and editorials. So do New York Magazine, the Village Voice, Time Out New York, and the New Yorker. Taught by a writer whose work has appeared in more than 100 publications, this course reveals the secrets of breaking in. Topics include tailoring pieces to specific columns, writing a perfect cover and pitch letter, contacting the right editors, and submitting the work, following up, and getting clips. Assignments are read and critiqued in class. Speakers include top Manhattan editors.
Course Open to: Degree Students