After much deliberation, and in keeping with current state public health mandates, we’ve decided to move this year’s LARB Publishing Workshop to an online format. The health and well-being of our students, speakers, staff, and communities are very important to us. Meeting virtually keeps us all safe, including those who may be at greater risk for serious illness because of pre-existing conditions, while still allowing us to provide Workshop Fellows with the educational experience, skills, and networks to build careers in publishing.

The online program will run from Sunday, July 5 - Friday, August 7. We will continue to meet five days a week, beginning at 9AM and ending around 3PM (PST), 2-3 hours earlier than originally scheduled. The addition of two weeks of programming, as well as the earlier end-times will, we hope, allow for more flexible scheduling to accommodate for time differences, outside obligations, and less daily screen time.

While our application window for the 2020 LARB Publishing Workshop is now closed, we recognize that the move online makes the program newly accessible for many who would not otherwise be able to participate. With that in mind, we will be reopening the application portal for a limited time, May 1-15. For more information please contact For our full announcement and description of the new online program, click here

Every summer, the Los Angeles Review of Books hosts a three-week intensive course in Los Angeles on the foundations of print and digital publishing. Workshop Fellows work with 50+ leading industry professionals from all over the country, gaining a comprehensive overview of how the publishing industry works and where it is heading. We are thrilled to partner with our host Emerson College to bring the best of the publishing industry to the heart of Hollywood at their state-of-the-art L.A. campus.

Our curriculum and program of speakers reflect LARB’s commitment to innovation, inclusivity, and independent literary production. See our workshop overview pages for more information about our program and mission.

Applications for the 2020 Publishing Workshop are open now until April 13, 2020. Applications for scholarships close March 30, 2020. Apply now!

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