Signature program

Do you dream of working at a publishing house, indie magazine or scholarly journal? Then our publishing and editing major is for you.

You won’t find this kind of program at any other liberal arts colleges — or at many far larger colleges either. We offer one of the only publishing majors in the nation.

Publishing is all about connecting. Writers and readers. Art and business. Traditional and new technologies. Gain the knowledge and skills to navigate these interconnections, and reflect on the:

  • Cultural role of publishing
  • History of the book
  • Implications of the shift to digital publishing

Our publishing and editing program is big enough that you’ll have access to a high-tech, dedicated lab and eight department student publications, and small enough that you’ll get hands-on, personalized attention from faculty. Our students have even helped produce a professional publication, which saw two pieces nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Nab prime internships and post-grad opportunities

Our track record for internships at top magazines, newspapers and presses and placements at the three most prestigious summer certificate programs is exceptional. Internships include:

  • UrbanEdge Publishing
  • Penguin Random House
  • Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents
  • Ingram Content Group

Each year we successfully place graduates in the Columbia Publishing Course and NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute. All five students from the Class of 2019 who applied to Columbia’s program, the most prestigious program in the country, were accepted.

Flexible skills for any field

You’ll be ready to succeed in publishing and editing when you graduate, and the skills you’ll gain translate to many industries including media management, marketing, library and information science, communications, and more.

Our interdisciplinary minors, like museum studies and arts administration, help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.

Student-Run Press

Susquehanna University this fall restarted the SU Press as an entirely student-run operation. The press provides hands-on experience in publishing and is a collaborative project with the Sigmund Weis School of Business.  With this project, our undergraduate publishing program is the only one in the country affiliated with a business school.


We started this national group of student editors and writers and it now has an annual conference hosted by member institutions and a caucus that meets at AWP each year.


A magazine of travel writing that publishes stories from students’ cross-cultural experiences.

The Quill

Read the latest issue of our student-run weekly newspaper.

The Susquehanna Review

Nationally distributed, student-run literary magazine featuring work from student writers across the country.

Red, Inc.

Susquehanna’s Blog of Book Reviews, Literary Criticism, and the Like.


An annual collection of student poetry, short stories and novellas put together by students.

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