The Cornerstone Press at UW-Stevens Point teaches real industry skills, including marketing and production aesthetics. The practical side of the press — funding business needs—and the inspiring side—collaborating with new authors; it all unfolds every semester giving students challenges they will face in future publishing careers.
To be involved in the press is to understand how to manage wide-ranging demands of the publishing industry and to play a role in helping writers achieve their dreams of becoming authors.
Below are the courses offered in our year-round program.
Writing, editing, and preparing materials for publication, including consideration of reader/editor appeal, and ways to market manuscripts. [Editor’s note: The class must find a manuscript, produce and sell a book.] Available for graduate credit as ENGL 549.
Art of nonfiction writing using literary devices to write about true events. The course explores creative nonfiction forms and includes class discussion of student work.
Either ENGL 250 or ENGL 253, Instructor Consent, or Department Consent
Study of the editorial process, including editorial theory, developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading. Consider the role of the editor in various kinds of media, engage in hands-on editorial work, and consult with editors and writers. Available for graduate credit as ENGL 588.
Study of the book as a medium and its role in the development and transmission of culture, addressing the implications of topics such as authorship, printing, publishing, distribution, bookselling, and reading. Course themes will be developed both theoretically via case studies and practically via hands-on activities. Available for graduate credit as ENGL 589.
Typically Offered: Once per academic year