Certificate in Literary Publishing

Certificate in Literary Publishing

The Certificate in Literary Publishing is an intensive program designed to help participants develop comprehensive knowledge of the publishing world, the skills to succeed in it, and the kinds of meaningful connections that help forge and advance a career in the industry. 

Taking place on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, the program is one of a kind in the Midwest. It features an immersive series of seminars, practicums, workshops, roundtable discussions, and one-on-one meetings with publishers and editors, agents, and publicists currently employed in the field of literary publishing. 

Discussions will occur around such topics as decision-making, ethics, editorial processes, publicizing, breaking into the New York City publishing landscape, and more. 

The program will launch in July 2025. Click the button below to request more information and stay up to date! 

Why Choose Ohio State?

Ohio State‚Äôs Certificate in Literary Publishing is built on the pillars of affordability, creating community, providing collegial access to current publishing experts and leaders, and enhancing the diversity within literary publishing. The program seeks to generate genuine connections and networks between participants, faculty, and guest panelists that will carry on outside of the program and extend into the exciting new spaces of the field. 


Anyone with an undergraduate and/or graduate degree.

Application Requirements

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The Certificate in Literary Publishing will cost $3,750, not including housing.

Lodging Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

During the mornings and afternoons, participants will attend seminars focused on important industry topics, such as the philosophy of publishing, the life of the book, the job of an editor, working as an agent, etc. In the evenings, participants will engage in roundtable discussions about such subjects as reading submissions, entry-level positions in publishing, careers in sales and publishing, etc., and some evenings the program will host cocktail hours so participants, faculty, and panelists can have plenty of opportunities to make connections and networks outside of the classroom.

Those interested in starting a career in literary publishing, and those currently working in the field.

A laptop or tablet with WiFi and comfortable attire with perhaps some casual or semi-formal options.

Anyone who loves literature and hopes to begin or extend their employment in the literary industry.

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