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The Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop is a five-week intensive, multidisciplinary summer program that prepares its fellows for the present and future of publishing and related fields. While we offer a standard curriculum to each year’s cohort, we also customize that curriculum according to the stated interests and background of the admitted fellows. We are therefore interested in knowing what areas most interest you and why and what goals you hope to accomplish by attending this workshop.

The 2023 program will be online, and will run from June 20, 2023 through July 21, 2023. The program runs Monday through Friday, 9AM - 3PM (PST).

All applications are due on March 31, 2023 by 11:59pm PST . Applicants will be notified of their status by the end or April, 2023.

Required Materials

Personal Statement Please explain how the workshop fits into your overall career goals in publishing. (~500 words)

Resume and Transcripts You will need to upload a PDF of your resume or CV and, if within 5 years of graduation, a PDF of your transcripts from the undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended.

Non-refundable Application Fee A $40 fee is required for all applicants.

Optional Materials

Work Samples If you have experience relevant to the workshop in editing, publishing, layout, design or marketing, please include a portfolio of your work. 

Scholarship Materials

Statement of Financial Need LARB offers limited need-based scholarships. If you are applying for a scholarship, please outline your current financial situation and need for participating in this program. 

FAFSA/1040 Because our scholarship funding is based entirely on demonstrated need, scholarship applicants must upload either a recent FAFSA or 1040 tax form. You can fill out a FAFSA for free at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa. 

For international applicants, please upload any tax documents that accurately reflect your income for the previously completed fiscal year. For countries that do not have a tax form attesting to their yearly income, please upload a statement such as a pay slip demonstrating your monthly income.

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