After careful consideration, we have decided it’s best to cancel this in-person program scheduled for this summer. This was a very hard choice to make, but we think it’s the best decision, given the current situations all around the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Full refunds will be given in the coming days.  Please feel free to contact Michelle Harman if you have any questions surrounding this cancellation.

While our in-person programs are cancelled, we are still running our online Summer Session for-credit courses which include languages, communication, and science courses with lab credits just to name a few.  Click here to view our Summer Session offerings.

Stay well and know that we appreciate your interest in Susquehanna University.

Join us from June 21–27, 2020

Do you dream of working at a publishing house? Are you seeking a practical application for your love of reading and writing? Learn what it takes to produce and market a book in this hands-on, team-centered experience that features workshops, strategy sessions and guest speakers who are industry professionals.

This is a unique experience, as Susquehanna offers the only summer program in the country for high school students interested in book publishing. You'll spend the week learning to think like a publisher and gaining valuable editorial and digital media skills.

Working in our dedicated publishing lab, The Letterbox, you and your teammates will create a book launch and marketing campaign for a trade book. Your team will come up with a book title and cover, determine the book's audience, and create a digital presentation to sell the book to investors and consumers.

Along the way you'll explore the book's influence on society and culture, and develop your entrepreneurship and team-building skills. You'll also hear from working professionals about career paths in publishing and how Susquehanna's Publishing & Editing Program prepared them to do what they love: bringing literature into the world.

Students entering grades 10-12 in fall 2020 are invited to register.

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  • Attend workshops on digital publishing tools, marketing and book cover design
  • Get advice and coaching from professionals in the industry
  • Delve into sessions on entrepreneurial editing, book history and the impact of books on our culture
  • Work on your projects in The Letterbox, our publishing and editing lab
  • Have fun teaming up with other students who share your passion for books
  • Visit local bookstores
  • Participate in end-of-week formal book launch and marketing presentation

Comprehensive fees include room, meals and all program materials.

  • Before May 1: $875
  • After May 1: $1,025

Scholarships

Scholarships are available based on financial need and academic performance. No full-tuition scholarships are available.

A letter from your guidance counselor, indicating your eligibility for free/reduced lunch or other measure(s) of financial need, is required for scholarship consideration.

Deadlines

All registrations must be submitted no later than June 15.

A non-refundable $150 deposit is due at registration. Balance is due 14 days prior to starting camp.

All supporting documentation must be received prior to your arrival on campus.

Laurence D. Roth, Ph.D.

Department: English & Creative Writing
Professor of English

Email Address roth@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4202

Emma Fleck, Ph.D.

Department: Management and Marketing
Associate Professor of Management and Marketing

flecke@susqu.edu
570-372-4463

Heather Lang, Ph.D.

Department: English & Creative Writing
Assistant Professor of English

Email Address langh@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4658

Amanda Lenig, M.F.A.

Department: Art
Assistant Professor of Art & Design

leniga@susqu.edu
570-372-4622

Michael E. Ozlanski, Ph.D.

Department: Accounting
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Email Address ozlanski@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4516

Randy Robertson, Ph.D.

Department: English & Creative Writing
Associate Professor of English & Creative Writing

robertson@susqu.edu
570-372-4630

Betsy Verhoeven, Ph.D.

Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Associate Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences

Email Address verhoeven@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4192

Contact Us

Summer Pre-College Programs

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Location

Degenstein Campus Center

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Phone & Email

570-372-4451
summerprograms@susqu.edu