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Earn your Master’s Degree in Publishing!

Wilkes University’s low residency Graduate Creative Writing program now offers the Master of Arts Degree in Publishing. Learn the nuts and bolts of starting your own e-zine, publishing company or literary journal. Get first-hand experience in developing your business plan, mission statement and creative strategy. Enjoy one-on-one access to accomplished faculty members, including Johnny Temple, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Akashic Books and Philip Brady, Executive Director of Etruscan Press. Program highlights: • 30 credits • M.A. completion in 18 months • Professional review by agents and editors • Online with campus residencies in January and June The M.A./M.F.A. in Creative Writing also offers areas of study in creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. New in June 2014 is the M.A. in making documentary films. Already have an M.F.A. in Creative Writing or a related field? Complete the M.A. in publishing in just one year for 21 credits! Inquire today to learn more or talk to our program directors. Or apply now to have your application fee waived and start during our January residency, held Jan. 3 to 11. The application deadline is Dec. 15. Questions? Contact Dawn Leas at (800) WILKES-U Ext. 4534 or Phil Brady is the Executive Director of Etruscan Press, His most recent books are By Heart: Reflections of a Rust Belt Bard, winner of the 2008 Essay Book of the Year Award from ForeWord Magazine, and Fathom, a collection of poems (Word Press, 2007). His poems and essays have appeared in Poetry Northwest, the Laurel Review, College English, and many other journals. He has won an Ohioana Poetry Award, five Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Awards, Thayer and Newhouse Fellowships from New York State, and the Snyder prize from Ashland Poetry Press. He is a professor of English and Creative Writing at Youngstown State University, where he directs the Poetry Center. He also serves on the Wilkes MFA faculty. Johnny Temple is the Publisher and Editor-inChief of Akashic Books, www.akashicbooks. com. He won the 2013 Ellery Queen Award, the American Association of Publishers’ 2005 Miriam Bass Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing; and the 2010 Jay and Deen Kogan Award for Excellence in Noir Literature. Temple teaches courses on the publishing business at Wilkes University and Wesleyan University, and is the Chair of the Brooklyn Literary Council, which works with Brooklyn’s borough President to plan the annual Brooklyn Book Festival. He has contributed articles and political essays to various publications, including The Nation, Publishers Weekly, AlterNet, Poets & Writers, and BookForum.