- NYU Summer Publishing Institute: Takes place June 1 through July 11 in New York. The tuition is pretty steep at $4,760, but you'll work with 100 publishing experts for six weeks and you get a Certificate in Publishing when you're done. You can also parlay this into credit toward an M.S. in Publishing. The Institute is celebrating 30 years this summer and is hoping its nearly 3,000 alums will attend its gala event on June 10.
- The Crazyhorse/Tupelo Press Publishing Institute at the College of Charleston: Readers who can be in South Carolina June 3 through 30 might choose to attend this more literary-focused publishing program. Total tuition is less than $3,000 (not including room and board), and you can opt out of a few programs and pay less than that. This event is a joint venture among a literary journal, an independent literary press, and a college. It's aimed at aspiring literary publishers and editors, as well as MFA students. Students will have the opportunity to assist and work alongside the judges of the Tupelo Press First Book Prize.
So there you go. If you're more interested in working on your career this summer than your tan, there are some options for you.