I teach English 208: Literary Publishing at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota (read more about the class in the Macalester News).
For Fall 2016, I used the following reading list:
Editors on Editing, edited by Gerald Gross (Grove Press)
Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century (2e), by John B. Thompson (Plume)
Publishing for Profit, (5e) by Thomas Woll (Chicago Review Press)
For articles about books, industry job postings, and other things related to literary publishing, visit our class Tumblr.
I'm also an editor mentor in the low-residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College. Through the program, I mentor writers one on one as they prepare to revise and defend their thesis works. A recent syllabus for a creative nonfiction student included the following titles:
- Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction, by Jack Hart (Univ. of Chicago Press)
- The Devil's Snake Curve, by Josh Ostergaard (Coffee House Press)
- Still Life with Oyster Lemons: On Objects and Intimacy, by Mark Doty (Beacon Press)
- You Animal Machine, by Eleni Sikelianos (Coffee House Press)
- Developmental Editing: A Handbook for Freelancers, Authors, and Publishers, by Scott Norton (Univ. of Chicago Press)
- Ordinary Affects, by Kathleen Stewart (Duke Univ. Press)
- Praying for Sheetrock, by Melissa Fay Greene (Ballantine Books)