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Manuela Soares

Clinical Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences


  • @New York City
    41 Park Row 1516


Prior to being named as Director in 2018, Soares had been a full-time faculty member in the MS in Publishing program since 2004. The courses she has taught include General Interest Books, Children's Book Publishing, Marketing Principles and Practices, Entrepreneurship, and Ethics in Publishing. She also taught the Graduate Seminar, in which students write their Master's thesis. She is on the Editorial Board of Publishing Research Quarterly, where many of the program's thesis papers have been published in abbreviated form. Soares is also Director of Pace University Press, overseeing the publication of journals and books. In her over thirty-year career, Soares worked in both magazine and book publishing as a writer and editor, most recently as the Managing Editor at Scholastic, where she supervised the hardcover (and some paperback) imprints, including the first five Harry Potter books. Prior to that she was a Senior Editor at Rizzoli International, acquiring books in a variety of disciplines (fashion, design, cooking), but focusing mainly on art and photography.


BA , Rutgers University , Rutgers University

MFA , Goddard College
Creative Writing


Soares, M. (2018, April 27). “Women in Publishing” . Marymount Manhattan College, Marymount Manhattan College, New York City


Accepted to the Disquieto Literary Program in Lisbon in 2015, I have been working on writing fiction. My most recent editorial project was Living Shrines of Uyghur China, text and photographs by Lisa Ross, published by Monacelli Press and the basis of an exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York in 2013. My photographs are in private collections and have been used for the covers of three books of poetry, various blogs, and included in several exhibitions: WARHOL PRESERVED: Impressions of the Andy Warhol Preserve, sponsored by the Nature Conservancy (2008), and the Oysterponds Historical Society's Annual Art Show (2007-2015), where her work has raised thousands of dollars for the organization.


Oysterponds Annual Art Auction
[Art - Exhibition, Group] Oysterponds Historical Society, Orient, New York

WARHOL PRESERVED: Impressions of the Andy Warhol Preserve
[Art - Exhibition, Group] Nature Conservancy, East Hampton, New York


  • Behind the Stars, More Stars: The Tagus/Disquiet Collection of Luso-American Writing (“The Brass Fly”) (Tagus Press/UMass Press, 2019) [Magazine], 2019
  • Farm Stand Fresh Cookbook with Jeanne Betancourt (Fig Tree Books, 2013) [Other], 2013
    With Jeanne Betancourt (Fig Tree Books, 2013)


  • North Fork Women for Women Fund [Archives Committee]
    A community-based, not-for-profit organization of volunteers, NFWFWF provides healthcare grants and offers financial assistance and personal support to lesbians on the North Fork of Long Island, New York, who are facing emergency health situations; difficulties caused by aging, illness, disability, or disruptions of physical or mental well-being; and those with inadequate or no health insurance. NFWFWF is committed to health advocacy and education, and develops activities and programs that foster and build the social and community life of lesbians on the North Fork.
  • Publishing Triangle
    The Publishing Triangle seeks to further the publication of books and other materials written by LGBT authors or with LGBT themes. Founded in 1988, The Publishing Triangle works to create support and a sense of community for lesbian and gay people in the publishing industry.
  • Women's National Book Association [Pannell Award Judge]
    A national organization of women and men who work with and value books.
  • Women in Media , April 2015
  • Publishing Research Quarterly 2015
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