Publishing Academy

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There’s a lot to know about Publishing Academy!

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Why does Publishing Academy run year-round instead of just during the summer?Because our authors are so talented! After years of running this program for the month of July, we realized that we were not allowing students to fully realize their potential or stories in the timeframe we gave them. It takes more than a month to write a great novel, and we want to support students in committing themselves to a piece of work that they can really pour themselves into. Having Publishing Academy go year-round also helps build a sense of camaraderie and community in the cohort. Beyond their time with us, students can always reach out to their peers to brainstorm and review their writing.
What if my student can't make it to every session?We would love to have your student at every session, but we realize what a feat that is. It’s OK to miss a few sessions. All materials will be accessible online.
If my student cannot commit to year-long Publishing Academy, can he/she/they still have a manuscript published? Yes! All students can have manuscripts published once the program comes to an end in April. Students who can only join us for the July intensive sessions will have the rest of the year to refine their writing, and can contact our coaches and or lead teachers via email at any time.
Who teaches Publishing Academy?Publishing Academy writing coaches are dedicated volunteers who have a passion for creative writing, the publishing process, and helping students reach their true potential. Most of our volunteer coaches also serve as volunteers in our school year programs, such as Creative Writing Field Trips and ReadThenWrite.
Who are the Publishing Academy writing coaches?Groups must include at least 10 and no more than 70 students. We have two classrooms, and each classroom can accommodate up to 35 students.
What is included in the Publishing Academy tuition?Tuition includes:

- Writing materials

- Instructional workshops

- Access to staff, writing coaches, and editors throughout the process

- Snacks at all sessions

- A published copy of the final novel (additional copies are available for purchase)

- VIP admission to and celebration at the author gala launch event<

- Special guests, surprises, and more!