Majors & Programs

Publishing and Writing (MA)

We have the skills fit to print.

Pursuing a career in publishing? Whether you want to shape the prose of fresh voices as an editor, represent writers as a literary agent, or work with exciting online publications and new media formats, Emerson’s prestigious Publishing and Writing MA will help you succeed in this ever-vital, ever-changing field.

You’ll receive a comprehensive overview of the publishing industry with the flexibility to take classes in a variety of areas, including book, magazine, and electronic publishing, customizing the program to meet your interests. With the support and guidance of our award-winning faculty, you will master:

  • Writing for print and online magazines;
  • Book and magazine design and production;
  • Publishing for tablets, e-readers, and mobile devices;
  • Web design and publishing;
  • Publicity and marketing;
  • Developmental, line, and copy editing; and
  • Acquisition skills.

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