Program Details

What to Expect

The heart of the Publishing Workshop is an intensive three-week summer program on USC’s campus. Workshop Fellows meet Monday-Friday, from 10am-5pm, and are strongly encouraged to attend all workshop sessions and events. Fellows receive a thorough overview of the publishing industry and new insights, skills, and connections that will help them identify how and where they may fit within it.

Fellows participating in the five-week nonresidential Project Incubator have a clear sense of their project and their goals for its continued development. They will receive individual professional mentors and tailored seminars that reflect the particular demands of each venture. Through regular conferencing with their mentors and online interaction with other entrepreneurs and experts, Incubator Fellows will receive guidance, resources, and evaluation toward the completion of a fully articulated business and development plan and/or the launch of a business or project prototype. The Incubator can also help take an existing project or business to the next level.



Workshop: Sunday, July 7- Friday, July 26, 2019

Incubator: Monday, July 29-Friday, August 28, 2019



The program is open to graduating seniors, those who have already graduated (alumni of any college or university), current graduate students, or people with significant relevant experience. (Those who need a visa to enter the US should apply for a student F-1 visa.)



Workshop  |  $3,000

Incubator  | $3,000

Workshop + Incubator | $5,500


USC Housing (optional)*

Single: One person / room  |  $1,300

Double: Two people / room  |  $1,071


*Estimates based on 2018 rates. Rates subject to change.



The LARB/USC Publishing Workshop is dedicated to increasing access to the publishing industry for people from all backgrounds. In order to make the program affordable for all qualified potential participants, we are proud to offer many reduced tuition scholarships and a number of full fellowships. 



Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until April 1, 2019. Students will be informed as soon as a decision is made, but no later than one month after applying.

To be considered for a scholarship, your application must be submitted by March 1, 2019.



For more information or questions about the program, please contact us via email at