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Publishing Boot Camp

Exploring your options beyond the faculty track? Planning to publish your dissertation one day? Interested in learning about academic publishing from experts? The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to partner with Graduate Career Services to offer the Notre Dame Press Publishing Boot Camp.

The next Publishing Boot Camp will be offered in May 2024. The program is offered biennially.

This free, intensive, in-person workshop allows participants to work with industry-leading professionals to learn about publishing careers and to gain experience in acquisitions, manuscript editorial, production, marketing, and sales over the course of four days.

Notre Dame graduate students in the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences are invited to apply. Alongside their résumé, applicants should send a one-page cover letter stating their interest in publishing and future career goals to Michelle Sybert (msybert@nd.eduno later than February 1, 2024.

Priority will be given to students interested in pursuing careers in publishing after graduation and to those preparing their dissertations for publication as monographs. Participants who complete the workshop will receive a certificate from Notre Dame Press attesting to their training and will also be given priority consideration for semester and academic year internships.

While the program is tailored toward humanities publishing, graduate students from other areas will be considered if their cover letter addresses why humanities-based publishing is relevant to their professional development. If capacity allows, a limited number of highly qualified undergraduate students may be considered for the Boot Camp.

Space is limited. Apply today!

The inaugural Publishing Boot Camp took place in August 2022 thanks to the generous support of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal ArtsThe Graduate SchoolHesburgh Libraries, and the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development, Graduate Career Services.