Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Emerson College’s residential graduate program in Publishing and Writing is close to a variety of publishers and media organizations, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Adams Media, Beacon Press, Godine, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge, America’s Test Kitchen, Cengage, Wiley, Pearson, Cell Press, Harvard University Press, Harvard Education Publishing Group, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business Publishing, MIT Press, MIT Technology Review, The Boston Globe, WBUR, GBH, Boston magazine, Boston Review, and DigBoston. Greater Boston is also home to literary agencies, design studios, and a division of Google. 

Whatever your professional goals and interests might be, our Publishing and Writing program gives you exclusive access to internship opportunities, teaching positions, and more, including:

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, and design.


Redivider is an award-winning literary journal produced by graduate students in the Creative Writing and Writing and Publishing 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 publishing career will enjoy a dynamic range of careers, including:

  • Editors and Editorial Consultants
  • Writers and Content Creators
  • Designers and Art Directors
  • Digital Content Producers, Managers, and Strategists
  • Literary Agents
  • Print and Production Specialists
  • Marketing Managers
  • Social Media Editors 
  • Public Relations Managers
  • Publicists
  • UX Specialists and Frontend Web Developers


Publishing and Writing alumni have worked for a variety of companies, and even started their own, including:

Magazine Media & News Organizations

  • America’s Test Kitchen
  • The Boston Globe 
  • Boston Magazine
  • Bustle
  • Coastal Living
  • Country Living
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Harvard Magazine
  • Philadelphia 
  • Vox
  • The Washington Post
  • Yoga Journal

Book Publishers

  • Abrams
  • Appetite (part of PRH Canada)
  • Bayard Presse (France)
  • Beacon Press
  • Candlewick Press
  • Chronicle Books
  • Hachette Book Group
  • HarperCollins
  • Simon and Schuster
  • Penguin Random House
  • Soho Publishing
  • W.W. Norton

University Presses and Educational Publishers

  • Brandeis University Press
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Cengage
  • Harvard University Press
  • Macmillan Learning
  • MIT Press
  • Pearson
  • Princeton University Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Wiley

Student Resources


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