Program Details

What to Expect

The Publishing Workshop is an intensive three-week summer course held at Emerson College’s L.A. campus in the heart of Hollywood. The program runs from Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., with occasional evening events to follow. Each day will include a mixture of lectures, discussions, and one-on-one appointments with industry professionals; topical seminars; and practical skills-based workshops. Workshop Fellows are strongly encouraged to attend all workshop sessions and events. In doing so, participants can expect to gain 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 who are interested in launching their own publishing venture may apply for the concurrent Entrepreneurial Track. Fellows in the Entrepreneurial Track should arrive with a project in mind and clear goals for its development, or with an existing project ready to take to the next level. Daily sessions will include individual professional mentorship from LARB staff and guest faculty, as well as tailored seminars that reflect the fundamentals of establishing a publishing project.


Workshop: Sunday, July 5–Friday, July 24, 2020


The program is open to graduating college 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 United States should apply for a student F-1 visa.)


Workshop  |  $3,000

Workshop + Entrepreneurial Track  |  $3,300

Housing (optional)

Single: One person / room  |  $1,300


The LARB 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 from December 1, 2019, until March 30, 2020. Students will be informed approximately one month after the application deadline.

To be considered for a scholarship, your application must be submitted by March 16, 2020.


Please refer to our FAQ page. For more information or other questions about the program, please contact us via email at