Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop Student Scholarships with UCLA

The Los Angeles Review of Books is now accepting applications for the 2024 LARB Publishing Workshop. This year UCLA Humanities will be hosting two undergraduate or graduate students to attend this exciting workshop. If selected by LARB, a current graduate student 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 2024 from UCLA Humanities. Graduating UCLA undergraduates receipents are only eligible for the tuition expense scholarship.

For UCLA Humanities 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 their experience or workshop on any aspect of the publishing industry for current UCLA  students.


This 2024 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 24 – July 26. During this intensive summer program, Workshop Fellows will work with industry professionals who are at the top of their fields and leading transformations in traditional and digital publishing. Through lectures, seminars, and practical instruction, Fellows will learn the foundations of book, magazine, and online editing and production, digital and print publishing, and the financial and business aspects of the industry. The Publishing Workshop also offers skills-based workshops with editors, art directors, web designers, marketing professionals, and specialized tracks for hands-on experience with book and magazine production.

In addition to participating in lectures and workshops featuring over 50 guest speakers, Fellows will 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 Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Bookends Literary Agency, Harvard University Press, Penguin-Random House, Harper’s Magazine, Stanford University Press, The Getty Research Institute, The Pen/Faulkner Foundation, and many more.

The program is open to undergraduates completing their degree by December 2024, those who have recently graduated, current graduate students, and people with relevant experience and interest in entering the publishing industry. In keeping with our commitment to accessibility, the Publishing Workshop is conducted virtually

To keep the Publishing Workshop accessible, the program will be online for 2024.  In addition to online curriculum and opportunities for small group workshops, fellows can communicate and collaborate through our various channels.

Workshop Fellows have gone on to create their own literary ventures or to jobs at journals, agencies, and presses such as Asymptote, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Hill Nadell Literary Agency, Random House, Red Hen Press, Stanford University Press, W.W. Norton & Co., among many others.

Applications for the 2024 Publishing Workshop Deadlines:

ALL APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 1st

Apply at thepublishingworkshop.com.

Please direct any questions to Lindsay Wright. LARB Publishing Workshop Manager, at Lindsay@lareviewofbooks.org

UCLA Humanities undergraduate or graduate students selected to receive a scholarship will be contacted by Executive Director of Academic Programs and Students Affairs, Barbara Van Nostrand: bvannost@humnet.ucla.edu after review by LARB.