The Future Of Publishing Is
The Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop exists to revolutionize the publishing industry from the ground up by increasing access, facilitating change, and inspiring invention through the recruitment, training, and mentorship of early career talent from diverse backgrounds.
Our Publishing Workshop
The LARB Publishing Workshop is an intensive summer training program for aspiring publishing professionals with an emphasis on diverse and innovative publishing opportunities.
Applications for 2023 have closed. For information about the 2024 Workshop, check back in September.
Applications Open: January 1, 2024
Applications Due: April 1, 2024
Workshop Dates: June 24- July 26, 2024
* Need based scholarships available
Lectures, Workshops, and Office Hours
For our Book Track and Magazine Track
The Publishing Workshop offers skills-based workshops with editors, art directors, web designers, marketing professionals, and specialized tracks for hands-on experience with book and magazine production.
Fellows will learn about every step of the publication process from acquisitions to editorial to art design to marketing and publicity to sales and production.
Fellows will learn the business of running or starting a magazine, from editorial practices to funding models and advertising to production and distribution.
In workshops with LA Review of Books staff and HR professionals from the industry, fellows will work on resumes, cover letters, and interview skills in preparation to enter the job market.
All fellows will have the opportunity to sign up in advance for an individual appointment with our distinguished speakers, who are at the top of their fields. These office hours are an opportunity to form connections, ask follow–up questions about the organization, or ask for career advice.
We are an Intensive Summer Training Program for aspiring publishing professionals with an emphasis on diverse and innovative publishing opportunities.
Fellows of Color
Fellows enrolled in graduate programs
Publishing Professionals Featured
Presses, Magazines, and literary organizations represented
What Our Fellows Have To Say
“It’s been great, I can’t say anything other than unexpected: unexpectedly inspirational, motivating, stimulating, comforting … I’ve really really enjoyed all 5 weeks; it’s just been phenomenal. I’ve regained a sense of motivation and direction, and that’s just priceless in terms of my career and my confidence.”
— Alicia C.-L., 2022 Fellow
“After this workshop I feel like I’m more prepared knowledge-wise and have a better idea of how things work. And I also have the tools and skills necessary to succeed and the community to do it with.”
— Lina K., 2022 Fellow
“The constant affirmation of finding your many ways to be true to yourself through your work was just a great reminder to have through these last five weeks.”
— Ananya S., 2022 Fellow
“I come from a working class background, and I thought I didn’t know anything about publishing but learning all the many jobs I’ve had translated to this was quite a surprise. I wanted to go into publishing before I joined this workshop, but having the drive that this workshop provided to actually be compelled to do so as like a career choice is something that’s been invaluable to me.”
— Desi A., 2022 Fellow
“I would recommend it [this workshop] to everyone, but in my case, to my fellow scholars…Publishing is so important for us in academia that I think that learning more about how the publishing world works can be helpful for everyone.”
— Eraldo S., 2022 Fellow
“This workshop is a great example of a workshop that gives you the plain and simple truth; it doesn’t sugarcoat anything, but at the same time it was just really professionally done. I would recommend it to anyone with even an inkling of interest in publishing.”
— Daniel G., 2022 Fellow
Alumni Career Success
Here are a few of the places Workshop Fellows have gone on to gain jobs, fellowships, and internships since 2017:
BookEnds Literary Agency
CRAFT Literary Journal
Edward Hopper House
Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
The Feminist Press
Folio Literary Management
Harvard University Press
Hill Nadell Literary Agency
Interim Literary Journal
Les Figues Press
Los Angeles Review of Books
One World (Random House)
The Paris Review
Princeton University Press
Prospect Park Books
Red Hen Press; Reedsy
Stanford University Press
Turtle Point Press
W.W. Norton Company