Instructor – John Jeter
Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Location – TBA
Cost – $100
Class Description: Week 1 – What’s a Magazine article? How’s it structured, what’s included? What makes it different from a blog or newspaper/online feature-length (long-form) story? What are some types (genres) of Magazine pieces? Week 2 – Starting a Magazine piece from scratch — from idea to completion … based on an editor’s assignment or a self-generated pitch. Week 3 – Looking into markets, how to pitch to an editor, and establishing relationships with editors. Week 4 -Polishing/revising/editing and completing and preparing to send out a publishable Magazine story.
Local legend John Jeter is the author of three books, a musical and a play — and has worked as a copy editor and assistant city editor at two major metropolitan daily newspapers. He writes for various magazines and marketing companies and is currently a contract stringer for The New York Times.
John earned his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. He teaches at Converse College and is proud to report one of his students just got her first byline in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal! Oh, and … John appeared, once, on the Oprah Show.