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Champlain College Publishing Initiative

We think outside the book.

Mission & Vision


Our mission is to educate and equip students with the most radically pragmatic tools, skills, and industry knowledge in preparation for careers in a wide variety of media through direct participation in and management of print and digital publishing projects.

At the Champlain Publishing, we believe in the power of the human idea. We believe in nurturing innovation and inspiring creation, in enabling students to bring their creative ideas to light and then to market, and to be beacons that guide others to do the same.

Core Values


Initiative: We value the leadership of Champlain Publishing’s founder, Associate Professor Tim Brookes, who created a learning environment that both encourages and challenges students' development in writing and publishing.

Innovation: We provide students with creative, demanding, innovative projects and the tools they need to get the job done.

Commitment: We complete projects on time and on budget, offering respect and support for our clients and each other.

Curiosity: We want to know: What will be the next published phenomenon? Will it come from one of Champlain’s own graduates? How can we help shape the modern publishing industry?

Program Description


Champlain Publishing provides opportunities to create, learn about, and be inspired by the many challenges faced by publishing industry professionals today. We produce print digital magazines, print books, ebooks, chapbooks and literary magazines. It’s a place to build and develop skills like editing, graphic and website design, marketing/PR, event planning, social media management, and public speaking.

Working with Champlain Publishing helps students to understanding the issues surrounding both print and digital publishing, as well as how to conduct client meetings and successfully produce their own projects and those of others. Students leave Champlain Publishing better prepared for a wide range of careers in writing, editing and design.


Our Blog


  • Journaling: Do You Type or Do You Write?

    Published by Charlotte Williams | June 21, 2017

    I’ve been journaling almost as long as I’ve been writing stories. I would journal when I was mad, when I was happy, or sometimes just to think about how bored I was. Over the years, a lot of things have changed about the way I journal, from consistency to content, but the fact that I

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  • Are You Someone’s #MSWL?: Finding An Agent For Your Awesome New Novel

    Published by Elise Price | June 7, 2017

    Writing a novel is hard. It takes dedication, self-motivation, and—if you’re anything like me—lots of caffeine and a heck of a lot of staring at blank pages. And if you’re even more like me, then you probably just can’t wait to write the ending and feel that wave of satisfaction, that comforting knowledge that you’re

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