Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop Graduate Student Scholarships with UCLA

The Los Angeles Review of Books is now accepting applications for the 2021 LARB Publishing Workshop. This year UCLA Humanities will be hosting two graduate students to attend this exciting workshop. If selected by LARB, two students will receive tuition expenses for the publishing workshop paid from UCLA Humanities and LARB, along with a stipend of $2,000 for the month of July 2021 from UCLA Humanities.

For UCLA Humanities graduate students selected to attend, the participants will bring their knowledge back to the UCLA campus, and partner with the Career Center, Humanities Division, and LARB to present a workshop on any aspect of the publishing industry for current UCLA graduate students.


This 2021 LARB Publishing Workshop is a five-week intensive summer course, the LARB Publishing Workshop prepares students to succeed in the ever-changing, often seemingly impenetrable world of publishing. From June 27 – July 30, Workshop Fellows will learn from the industry professionals shaping print and digital publishing today. Speakers include Lara Blackman (Audible Originals), Nicole Counts (One World), Nicole Chung (Catapult), Evette Dionne (Bitch Media), Dennis Johnson (Melville House), Jennifer 8. Lee (Plympton), Ismail Muhammad (New York Times Magazine), Jyothi Natarajan (The Margins, Asian American Writers’ Workshop), Niko Pfund (Oxford UP), Rebecca Saletan (Riverhead), Joshua Trannen (Duke UP), among others.

This year, in addition to participating in lectures and workshops featuring over 50 guest speakers, Fellows will also have the opportunity to join one of two practical tracks dedicated to magazine and book production. These will culminate in the publication of our online magazine PubLab or books of their own design. This combination of practical skills, industry insights, and creative networks have helped Workshop Fellows start their own ventures or build careers in publishing. Since our inaugural program in 2017, alumni have gone on to jobs at journals, agencies, and presses such as Asymptote, Hill Nadell Literary Agency, Jack Jones Literary Arts, Random House, Red Hen Press, Stanford University Press, W.W. Norton & Co., and many more.

Applications for the 2021 Publishing Workshop Deadlines:

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 30**

ALL APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 15**

Apply at thepublishingworkshop.com.

Please direct any questions to Irene Yoon, LARB Publishing Workshop Director, at irene@lareviewofbooks.org.

UCLA Humanities graduate students selected to receive a scholarship will be contacted by Director of Student Affairs and Initiatives, Barbara Van Nostrand: bvannost@humnet.ucla.edu after review by LARB.