When you graduate, you join an expansive network of Emerson alumni who work across the country and around the globe.
Publishing and Writing alumni have gone on to become leaders in the publishing industry, working as literary agents and critics, editorial consultants, book and magazine editors, magazine writers, publicists, marketers, and print production specialists.
They help produce many well-respected local and national literary journals and magazines. With the range of skills developed at Emerson, our graduates find that they are able to comfortably make the transition from one role in the publishing process to another, as well as advance quickly into senior positions.
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Publishing & Writing (MA) At a glance
Fall admission only
Full-time or part-time enrollment. Full-time enrollment is typically 8 or 12 credits per semester.
Full-time students complete the degree in two years; part-time students complete the degree in two and a half to three years.
Publishing & Writing News
MA students, alumni, and publishing faculty won several awards at the 58th annual New England Book Show! A full list of winners is available in the article below.
Marcus Off Duty designed by Professor Lisa Diercks was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award. Diercks also won a New England Book Show award for the cover and interior design.
MA Mary Nolan and MA Mireidys Garcia are recipients of the 2015 Bookbuilders of Boston scholarship.
Alumna Liliana Ballesteros's (2014) book design for The Book of Love received an award from the 2015 New England Book Show. Two other MA in Publishing and Writing students won for their e-book designs: Matt Jackson (MA '15) and Mary Nolan (MA '15).
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Alex Khatchadourian (MA '14) and Abby Ringiewicz (MA '15) won a New England Book Show award for the design of their third issue of Amadeus, a magazine they co-founded. Ringiewicz also has two pieces featured on newyorker.com.
Assistant Professor Bill Beuttler’s interview with jazz musician Rudresh Mahanthappa was featured in the February issue of DownBeat magazine. Mahanthappa explains the genesis of Bird Calls, his recent album celebrating the genius of Charlie Parker.
Christopher Hughes (MA, '15) is featured in Boston Magazine’s April issue cover story on the Top 21 breweries in New England.
Alumus Alexis Hauk (MA ’09) is moving cross-country to become Assistant Editor of the humanities-oriented news website Zócalo Public Square in Los Angeles. She was previously homepage editor of TIME.
Assistant Professor Benoit Denizet-Lewis attended the 2015 AWP Conference and was on the panel "Writing about Animals".