Joint Effort: Show Students the Path to Publishing in a Side by Side Journey

By June Sylvester Saraceno.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This paper follows the process of one student/professor team that traded in the theoretical process of publishing for a more hands on approach. When professors have students who show great potential, it’s common to direct them towards publishing. In a recent situation I had with a student, instead of leaving this at the level of suggestion and direction, we teamed up and took a step by step approach to publishing poetry: from writing prompts, to revisions, to submissions, and finally to dual publication. In fall 2006, both of our chapbooks of poetry were published by Pudding House Press. For accelerated students, this can be a significant stage in their academic career. It also adds to the professor’s publication records.

Keywords: Publishing, Hands on Approach, Professor and Student Pair

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp.45-48. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 476.945KB).

Prof. June Sylvester Saraceno

Professor, English Program Chair, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada, USA

June Sylvester Saraceno is English Program Chair at Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe and founding editor of the Sierra Nevada College Review. Her work has appeared in various journals including Ash Canyon Review, The California Quarterly, The Maverick Press, Moonshine Ink, The Pedestal, Poetry Motel, The Rebel, Smartish Pace, Sunspinner, Tar River Poetry and The Village Rambler; as well as two anthologies: Intimate Kisses: the poetry of sexual pleasure and Passionate Hearts: the poetry of sexual love, now in a second printing. Her chapbook Mean Girl Trips was published fall 2006 by Pudding House Publications. She currently lives in Truckee, California, USA.

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