Emerson College offers everything aspiring writers need to hone their talents and refine their craft in a world-class city brimming with professional and artistic opportunities. We enable you to pursue your interests in teaching, editing, interning, or showcasing your own work.

Writing Studies Program

The Writing Studies Program provides you with opportunities to mentor, teach, and train undergraduate Emerson writing students.


Ploughshares is an award-winning literary journal offering exclusive job opportunities to Emerson writing students in editorial, marketing, production, and design.


Redivider is an award-winning literary journal produced by graduate students in the Creative Writing and Publishing and Writing programs. You can gain editing experience, publish your own work, and collaborate with other writers. 


emersonWRITES is a creative writing program offering free college-style workshops to students grades 8-12 enrolled in a Greater Boston public or charter school. Classes are taught by Emerson’s Creative Writing and Writing and Publishing graduate students.

Career Outlook

Students interested in a writing career can explore a dynamic range of careers and industries, including:

  • Author
  • Editor
  • Poet
  • Content Manager
  • Copywriter
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Manager


Our Alumni have gone on to establish successful writing careers, publishing work ranging from poetry, fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, and more. Recent alumni who have gone on to publish their work include:

  • Ciera Burch ’20, The Inevitability of Home (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Madeline Sneed ’20, The Golden Season (HarperCollins)
  • Stephanie Wrobel ’19, The Recovery of Rose Gold (Penguin Random House) 
  • Noe Alvarez ’17, Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America’s Stolen Land (Catapult) 
  • Brionne Janae ’15, Blessed Are The Peacemakers (Northwestern University Press)
  • Amber McBride, Me (Moth) (Macmillan)

Student Resources


Emerge is Emerson’s online community connecting current students with alumni from around the world.