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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Los Angeles Review of Books / USC Publishing Workshop, Summer 2017

The Los Angeles Review of Books / USC Publishing Workshop provides the opportunity for students to get the training, information and contacts they need to break into the publishing industry.

The publishing world has radically transformed over the past decade in ways that we haven’t witnessed since the invention of moveable type. This requires students interested in the industry to familiarize themselves with a new array of platforms for news and storytelling, while also thinking about the ways in which those platforms will change in the future.

The Los Angeles Review of Books / USC Publishing Workshop is ready to lead students into this exciting new era, positioning them for success while they acquire the training necessary for the new media landscape. The five-week intensive summer program will be hosted on the USC campus from June 25 – July 28 and is open to rising Juniors, Seniors, postgraduates and graduate students from any college or university, domestic and international, who are interested in pursuing a career in publishing.

The Workshop offers a foundation in both traditional and innovative platforms, offering lectures, seminars and panels in book, magazine, and online editing; digital and print publishing; SEO and audience metrics; and the financial and business side of publishing. Participants will learn from a broad selection of experts who specialize in various aspects of the publishing industry, including editors, art directors, book historians, literary agents, marketing professionals, writers, web coders, developers, and digital innovators from organizations like the Paris Review, WW Norton, Penguin Random House, LIFE VR, LitHub, LA Times, Melville House, Dorothy: A Publishing Project, Goodreads, Boing Boing, USC/Annenberg, The Institute for the Future of the Book, and others.

We offer a large number of tuition-free and reduced tuition fellowships—making the program affordable for more students and enabling us to work with colleges, universities and other institutions to shape a rich and diverse cohort. Dedicated to achieving 100% placement for students, the Workshop offers access to industry leaders and innovators at the forefront of the publishing world. By increasing accessibility for people with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, we can have a profound impact on the future of publishing—and thus a profound impact on our culture itself.

If you would like more information, please visit the LARB/USC Publishing Workshop website or feel free to email us at publishingworkshop@lareviewofbooks.org.