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Writing for Publication

Available at: Online part-time


Whether for pleasure or for business, writers make communication possible. They do so by sharing stories, ideas or information with readers or users of the information. In this program, professionals and aspiring writers have the opportunity to hone their skills.

Students explore the processes of writing for publications and of editing to ensure accuracy. They learn how to submit manuscripts for publication by following the various steps involved in the trade. Students select from a wide variety of electives in order to develop their talents related to various genres of writing. 

To successfully complete this program, participants must complete three (3) compulsory courses and two (2) electives.


For your convenience, some online courses can be started at different times throughout the semester, just choose the course date that fits your schedule. The demand for part-time courses has increased to the point that we recommend you register early to ensure your acceptance into the course. Online courses are easily identified by CS at the beginning of the course code (i.e. CSSE 65 Accounting Basics 1) Textbooks and additional materials may be required for these courses. YOU are responsible for purchasing your textbooks and any additional materials for all courses. Please make a note of your course code (CS##) and see the bottom of this page for book order procedure.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.



Graduates from the program may find employment opportunities  self writing for publication and self employment in writing for various establishments.

With this program you’ll be career ready. Discover your career options at

Program Name

Writing for Publication

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Program Duration


Location (Campus)

Online part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2017-18

Core Courses
CSNC 22 Writing for Publication I
CSNC 36 Writing for Publication II
CSNC 9 Grammar for Writing Professionals

Electives (Choose 2)
CSAL 128 Writing Short Stories
CSMO 133 Romance Writing
CSAL 81 Writing a Business Manual
CSMO 145 Introduction to Self-Publishing
CSMO 146 Introduction to Non-Fiction

Admission Requirements


Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit:


    I had a great time learning and meeting people at SLC. It also helped my credibility after I graduated. I had a diploma and so I could apply for the job of my dreams!

    Anthony Aird

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