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Getting Published: Navigating the Children's Book Market

Course Overview

 

This final, required course in the Children's Book Illustration Certificate and Children's Book Writing Certificate programs will guide you through the process of getting published, covering topics such as:

  • Traditional & independent publishing options.
  • Writing queries.
  • How to choose professional representation (or self-management).
  • Navigating contracts.
  • Self-marketing techniques.
  • Managing an effective online presence.

Throughout the course, you will also work on completing a portfolio of your work or a book dummy/proposal.
Open to students who have completed all other certificate requirements & electives.
 

Portfolio & Enrollment Information

 

Pre-approval is required before enrolling by submitting a portfolio to the Arts & Humanities Department during the quarter prior to the course start date (details are provided in the Portfolio Guidelines link below)Portfolios are reviewed to determine course enrollment eligibility. Eligible students will be notified and given instructions to enroll in this closed course via email.

PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Portfolios are accepted now through December 11, 2020.

Please read through the 'PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES' thoroughly:

Portfolio Submission Guidelines


Quarter Offered:  Winter Quarter (course schedule posted in late October)
Course Fee:  $395
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of ALL required and elective Children's Book Illustration or Children's Book Writing certificate courses.
Recommended Prerequisite:  Illustrating Children's Books: Portfolio Development (only applies to Children's Book Illustration students)
Questions:  Contact the Arts, Humanities & Languages Department at ahl@ucsd.edu.

Course Number: ART-40636
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Children’s Book IllustrationChildren’s Book Writing

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