WRT210 Writing for Publication (8)

This subject provides students with writing experience focussed on new work such as poetry or short fiction. It allows students opportunities to develop their writing skills and capacities in the genre(s) of their choice. Practising writers will be involved in the classes and will be available for editorial advice.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: WRT210. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Access to computer and internet/email facilities is essential.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Have acquired compositional skills and knowledge by working on a number of pieces of new writing in the genre(s) of their specialisation
  • Have developed skills in editing and analysing their work
  • Have demonstrated their understanding of marketplace requirements for publishing new work in the area of their specialisation.


This subject will cover the following topics:

writing exercises focussing on genre-specific as well as common features of writing autobiographical, documentary and experimental techniques 'fictional' foci such as narrative, character, metaphor, style and structure 'poetic' foci such as formal shape, figurative language, style and performance examination and critique of appropriate publication outlets and venues communication with, and submission to, publication outlets.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of WRT210 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Creative work
Online participation
Portfolio of work and targeted journal statement

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.