Whether you want to start a career in publishing, switch careers into literary arts, or merely demystify the publishing industry, VCFA’s Certificate in Publishing program will give you the tools you need.

  • One-semester, 16-credit program for writers and professionals
  • Work with publishing experts, including editors, agents, freelancers, ghostwriters, publishers, and heads of literary arts organizations
  • Perfect for those with an MFA, those considering an MFA, and those who want the certificate only
  • Get the practical knowledge, professional skills, and networking opportunities you need to navigate a career in publishing

This certificate will help prepare you to enter the world of Big-Five publishing, independent presses, digital publishing, journal publishing, literary agencies, nonprofit literary arts organizations, and publishing law. Wherever you want to be, VCFA is the place to start.


Annie Sklar
Associate Director of Admissions
[email protected]