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ABOUT PubLab

Established in 2018, PubLab is an annual journal dedicated to promoting access, representation, and creativity in the publishing world. PubLab features original essays, creative writing, interviews, and visual art. We seek to balance the voices of established industry professionals with the perspectives and ideas of emerging publishers and artists.

We are the official journal of the LA Review of Books Publishing Workshop, an immersive, collaborative summer program designed for students and innovators interested in publishing. As such, we also showcase independent Workshop projects, including the first English as a Second Language literary magazine and more.

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Our name, an abbreviation for Publishing Laboratory, reflects our desire for transformation and dynamic change within a historically homogenous industry, as well as our openness to experimentation and play in our featured work.

a collective of Black women and nonbinary folks gather in a circle, their arms are stretched inward like a huddle, but their hands are facing upward holding an assortment of fruit and herbal offerings, they are standing on the beach and some of their feet are visible.

ELEMENTS: SPIRITUAL FAMILY, shah noor hussein