PublicsLab / Los Angeles Review of Books 2020 Fellowship


The LA Review of Books Summer Publishing Workshop is an intensive, three-week summer course on book, magazine, and online publishing held in Los Angeles, 5–24 July 2020. Through lectures, seminars, and practical instruction, participants learn the foundations of print and online editing and production; gain insight into the financial and business side of publishing; and connect with over 60 industry leaders from across the country working in all areas of traditional and new media publishing.

For too long, publishing has been inaccessible to all but a small segment of the population and the result has been a lack of diversity at every level of the profession. The LARB/USC Publishing Workshop aims to transform the industry from the ground up through its commitments to recruiting students underrepresented in the publishing industry; to prioritizing student financial aid; and to celebrating independent presses, outlets, and platforms throughout the country that are changing the face of publishing today.

All Graduate Center PhD students in the humanities or humanistic social sciences are invited to apply. The selected Graduate Center fellow will receive full tuition, plus a $1,500 housing and travel stipend. Upon their return from the publishing workshop, they will share what they learned with the PublicsLab community.

LARB and the PublicsLab will hold an info session via Zoom for prospective applicants on 19 February from 3:00-4:00pm. Please contact PublicsLab director Stacy Hartman at for more information and to access the info session. Check out Sara Cordon’s blog post from the 2019 Publishing Workshop!

Applicants should apply directly through the Publishing Workshop website no later than 16 March 2020.