Learn skills in editing and publishing. Bull City Press is looking for two summer interns to assist with editorial and publicity tasks from mid-to-late May until mid-August, 2018. Start and end dates are flexible to allow students from a variety of undergraduate institutions to apply; however, recent graduates are also invited to apply. Interns are expected to spend 7-10 hours a week assisting the Executive Director and Associate Editors. This internship is unpaid.
We are looking for motivated, independent young people with great communications skills. The internship may include the following tasks:
- Publicizing our summer Chapbook Open Reading Period to writers in all genres, with a specific focus on reaching writers of creative nonfiction.
- eBook conversions, proofing, and testing. (If you do not have previous eBook experience, we will teach you how!)
- Proposing jacket copy for upcoming collections of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction.
- Contacting previous contributors to our magazine and building a web-based listing of biographies and photos of those contributors.
- Researching web sites of small presses and making recommendations for improvements to the Bull City Press site.
- Creating reviewer letters for summer/fall titles.
- Contacting literary podcasters to arrange interviews for Bull City Press authors.
- Assisting the editors during the production process—we’ll work together to choose tasks that fit your skill set and afford you the opportunity to grow.
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with cover letter, plus a resume or CV. Applicants may be based anywhere; work does not need to be performed in Durham. Applications will be accepted until May 16, 2018.