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Manuscript Project - CWPG825

In this unit, you will write a 25,000 word creative manuscript (or equivalent in the case of poetry), which may be a complete work such as a collection of short stories, creative nonfiction essays or a Young Adult novella, or part of a longer work. The unit provides an opportunity for a sustained piece of writing. There are no classes or workshops: you work independently with regular written and verbal feedback from your writing supervisor. It is expected that the final work will have reached a potentially publishable standard. The final manuscript is assessed by two readers, one of whom is usually a professional writer or editor with expertise in the relevant genre, the other drawn from the Department of English.
Application is open to students who demonstrate excellent progress in their writing units; have submitted a compelling and potentially publishable project plan; and have completed a minimum of 16cp towards their Masters degree. Applications are assessed by two writing staff. Contact the Master of Creative Writing Program Director for Guidelines on applying for entry to the unit well in advance of your intended start. Enrolment numbers vary each year and depend on staff availability and the quality of the applications.

Students wishing to commence Manuscript Project mid-year enrol in the Half Year equivalent CWPG826; followed by CWPG827 the following session.

Credit Points: 12
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus sessions: None)

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 Evening - Session 2, North Ryde, Evening

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Jane Messer

16cp in CWPG units including CWPG810 and CWPG811 and permission by special approval Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): CWPG812, CWPG813, CWPG814, CWPG826, CWPG827
Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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