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Jobs @ Bull City Press

Bull City Press is looking for determined, energetic people who want experience with a small literary press.  If you’re looking to develop lasting relationships with writers, to learn the literary landscape, and to sharpen your skillset, Bull City Press can help you gain valuable experience.  A small press located in Durham, NC, Bull City Press publishes 1-2 new titles per year, as well as a quarterly magazine.  We ask for a firm commitment of 3-5 hours per week for no less than six months.  Our staff lives all over the country and collaborates virtually.  We’re all volunteers, so these positions are unpaid.

eBook Process and Design Specialist – Skills required: Experience and success with eBook conversion is required for this position.  You’ll need the ability to handle all aspects of working converting various text formats for the various eBook formats.

Now Closed – Marketing and Social Media Interns – Skills required: An enthusiasm for promoting Bull City Press publications and other work by the authors we’ve worked with, as well as the annual chapbook contest we co-sponsor with The Frost Place, is required for this position. Our marketing focuses on Twitter, Facebook, and our WordPress blog, so skills with these platforms are preferred.

Now Closed – Interviews Editor – Skills required:  Research skills and the ability to engage authors in conversation about their work, process, and interests are a must for this position.  We’re looking to give readers new ways to connect with our contributors and their work through 1-2 new interviews on our blog each month.

If you think this sounds like a blast, it is!  Bull City Press has been volunteer-run for seven years, and we still love bringing books and magazines to readers.  If you’d like to be a part of it, send an e-mail detailing your experience and interest to Ross White, the press’s founder and director, at ross [at] bullcitypress [dot] com.

News from Contributors

Emma Bolden, whose work has appeared in several issues of Inch, was featured in June as Verse Daily‘s weekly web feature.  Her poem, “House is an Embarrassment,” originally appeared in B O D Y Literature.  The following week, Inch contributor Anthony Opal was featured for his poem “Sequence Collapse,” which originally appeared in InDigest.

Joseph P. Wood, a regular contributor to The Grind Daily Writing Series, reports that several book manuscripts featuring poems composed during The Grind have been picked up for publication: You is forthcoming from Etruscan Press in Spring 2015, Variations on an Innocent Axis is forthcoming from Brooklyn Arts Press in Summer 2014, and his manuscript Broken Cage is currently a finalist of the National Poetry Series.

Grinder Michael Broek organized a panel for AWP 2014 in Seattle entitled  “Lessons from The Grind: Fostering an Online Writing Community.”  The panel, which will feature Jamaal May, Suzanne Parker, and Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series co-editors Matthew Olzmann and Ross White, will talk about patience, practice, and the benefits of semi-public risk for several writers who have recently published books.