"Through lectures, seminars, and practical instruction, Fellows 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."
About the Opportunity:
To continue fostering public engagement opportunities through the Reimagining the Humanities PhD grant, generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Simpson Center is pleased to fund a limited number of UW doctoral students to attend the Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop virtually during Summer 2022.
The Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop is an intensive online five-week program (June – July 2022) focused on training Workshop Fellows in public-facing publication. Fellows 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 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.
UW doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Application details can be found on the Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop website. The Simpson Center will cover the application fees of all UW doctoral students who apply. Please submit application fee reimbursement requests on the Reimbursement for UW Faculty, Staff, and Students page of the Simpson Center website. (Enter “LARB” in the Simpson Center project field and request a purchase reimbursement.)
The Simpson Center will also cover the tuition costs of a small number of UW doctoral students accepted into the program.
Please direct any questions to Caleb Knapp, Assistant Director of Reimagining the Humanities PhD Mellon Grant, at email@example.com.
Applications Due April 15, 11:59 pm (PT).
Related Workshop for Applicants:
Those interested in the Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop are encouraged to attend Nanya Jhingran's Public-Facing Publication Workshop on April 1, 2022:
Join Nanya Jhingran for a 90-minute workshop on public-facing writing and publishing. Nanya will discuss her experiences as a Summer Institute Fellow at the Los Angeles Review of Books and will address a range of topics related to the publishing industry, including writing for public audiences, soliciting and pitching content for digital mediums, book and magazine editing, finding and working with agents, professional networking, publication marketing and sales, career paths in publishing, and more.
Time for Q&A will follow Nanya’s talk, as will an opportunity for participants to exchange feedback on their application materials and on public-facing works in progress. Limited seats, for UW doctoral students only, registration required. Event will be in person.
Nanya Jhingran (she/they) is a poet, scholar, and teacher from Lucknow, India currently living by the coastal margin of the Salish Sea, on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish People (upon which the city of Seattle was built). She serves as an Associate Editor of Book Reviews at Poetry Northwest. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Literature and Culture, an MFA Candidate in Poetry, and an instructor of writing at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by March 18, 2022 to the Simpson Center, 206-685-5260, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop April 1, 3:30 - 5:00 pm (PT) in CMU 202. Registration required.
Caleb Knapp (he/him/his)
Caleb holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington, Seattle. His research focuses on nineteenth-century American literature and culture, sexual violence, and the history of slavery in the United States. He is currently at work on a book manuscript that examines how antebellum debates over racial slavery gave rise to legal and popular definitions of sexual violence that still circulate today. His dissertation won the University of Washington’s Heilman Prize for most distinguished dissertation in the English Department from 2019-2020.