2021 Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop Fellowship Program

Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop

June 27 - July 30, 2021

Applications due April 15

The Los Angeles Review of Books is once again accepting applications for the LARB Publishing Workshop. As many of you already know, each summer LARB offers an intensive publishing course that trains students from diverse backgrounds in all aspects of book, magazine, and new media publishing. Since 2019, we have been able to provide two fellowships for UCSC students to attend the Publishing Workshop (this includes the cost of tuition and a $1,000 stipend). Graduate student applicants from any discipline will be considered.

(A brief video highlighting the experiences of prior attendees is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXfFUOk9kiQ&t=2s).

Please read the full announcement below and feel free to contact Megan Moodie with any additional questions: mmoodie@ucsc.edu. Please note that unlike previous years, applicants should apply directly through the PW website and not via UCSC.

A five-week intensive summer course, the LARB Publishing Workshop prepares students to succeed in the ever-changing, often seemingly impenetrable world of publishing. From June 27 - July 30, Workshop Fellows will learn from the industry professionals shaping print and digital publishing today. Speakers include Lara Blackman (Audible Originals), Nicole Counts (One World), Nicole Chung (Catapult), Evette Dionne (Bitch Media), Dennis Johnson (Melville House), Jennifer 8. Lee (Plympton), Ismail Muhammad (New York Times Magazine), Jyothi Natarajan (The Margins, Asian American Writers' Workshop), Niko Pfund (Oxford UP), Rebecca Saletan (Riverhead), Joshua Trannen (Duke UP), among others.

This year, in addition to participating in lectures and workshops featuring over 50 guest speakers, Fellows will also have the opportunity to join one of two practical tracks dedicated to magazine and book production. These will culminate in the publication of our online magazine PubLab or books of their own design. This combination of practical skills, industry insights, and creative networks have helped Workshop Fellows start their own ventures or build careers in publishing. Since our inaugural program in 2017, alumni have gone on to jobs at journals, agencies, and presses such as Asymptote, Hill Nadell Literary Agency, Jack Jones Literary Arts, Random House, Red Hen Press, Stanford University Press, W.W. Norton & Co., and many more.

The program is open to graduating college seniors, those who have recently graduated (alumni of any college or university), current graduate students, and people with relevant experience and interest in entering the publishing industry. Full and partial scholarships are available, in keeping with our mission of accessibility, and we regularly partner with colleges and universities to provide fellowships for their students to attend. In light of the ongoing public health crisis and in keeping with our commitment to accessibility, this year’s program will be conducted virtually.

Apply now through April 15. For more information and applications visit thepublishingworkshop.com.