Creative Writing III - Writing for publication

Plats Stockholm

This course moves on from where Creative Writing II leaves off, taking skills developed in the first two classes and refining them for the purpose of writing for the public.

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What is the difference between writing for ourselves and writing for competitive markets?  What do we have to say that nobody else is saying?  How can we best say it in order to reach and affect editors and finally readers?  This course works with specific issues related to writing for publication, including making manuscript proposals and summaries, working with editors, revising work according to editorial wishes, cooperative processes, and formal issues.  We meet four times during the spring, though participants may wish to meet privately between course meetings.  A final combined product is the aim of the course.


Note: pre-requisites for this course are Creative Writing – Intro course, and Creative Writing II.  If you have not taken these courses, a text sample and a phone interview are required.

Course plan

 Topics include:

1. Developing proposals and summaries that solve structural problems ahead of time.2. Genre and form – adapting for publishers and readers.3. Editing: expanding, contracting, stylistic issues, language issues, subject matter, etc.4. Collaborative writing: planning, unity of ideas and style, transitions, details, etc.

The course meets every third Thursday (to allow for extra writing time), 6-9:15 p.m. February 29 to May 2 2024. 


Kevin Frato is an author-educator originally from Ohio, USA. He writes fiction and non-fiction for Natur och Kultur publishers, and has also written fiction for Kabusa böcker, X Publishing, and Myrios novellförlag. In the States he has written stories for School Arts Magazine, and journalism for several newspapers. He has taught writing in Sweden, Italy and the US, and runs workshops for teachers around Sweden in how to teach creative writing. His Creative Writing – A Classroom Guide was published by Natur och Kultur in 2019.


Kevin Frato

Kevin Frato teaches creative writing courses in English at Skrivarakademin.

Kevin Frato is from the USA and has lived in Stockholm since 1998.  He has published several books with Swedish publishers Natur och Kultur and Kabusa Böcker, and also written for newspapers and magazines in the US and Sweden. 

Kevin Frato

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22 feb 2024 - 2 maj 2024
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Första tillfället
tor 22 feb 2024 kl 18:00-21:15
  • tor 21 mar 2024 kl 18:00 - 21:15
  • tor 11 apr 2024 kl 18:00 - 21:15
  • tor 2 maj 2024 kl 18:00 - 21:15
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