Reading Weekend

What is Reading Weekend?

JPIA prides itself on being a product of a diverse set of both authors and editors. Every winter, Princeton hosts editors from APSIA schools across the country for a weekend to read, edit, debate, and ultimately select submissions for publication in the Journal. While the Princeton leadership team sets the direction for the Journal, each edition’s shortlist of articles is the result of multiple rounds of intensive review by a team of editors from as many as 20 APSIA schools. Throughout the weekend, APSIA editors have the opportunity to meet and build relationships with one another and with editors from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. 

Who can participate in Reading Weekend?

Graduate students from Princeton and other APSIA member schools are eligible to participate in Reading Weekend. Participants tend to be members of their school’s editorial teams. At Princeton, we hold a separate application process to select Associate, Assistant, and Contributing Editors. Editors from other schools not only attend Reading Weekend in February but also assist in the editing of an article selected for publication after Reading Weekend.

When, Where, How?

Reading Weekend is usually held during the first week of February. Travel costs are the responsibility of the visiting editor. Food and housing during Reading Weekend are provided by Princeton editorial staff.