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Description: Dalkey Archive Press, a nonprofit press with offices in Illinois and Dublin, Ireland, as well as at the University of Houston-Victoria, is offering an Editorial Fellowship for those with an extensive background in literature and have decided they want a career in literary publishing. The Fellow will work in one or more of the offices of Dalkey Archive Press, and will receive a monthly stipend of $1500 per month.

The Fellowships provide hands-on training and experience in publishing. In addition to the Press’s books, the Fellow will be involved with the Review of Contemporary Fiction.

Primary duties include:
¥ Copy edit Dalkey Archive publications.
¥ Acquire materials for the Review of Contemporary Fiction.
¥ Review submissions, write reader reports, and help in acquisitions.
¥ Scout for new books.
¥ Produce contracts for authors and translators.
¥ Together with the production manager, create the editorial schedule.
¥ Learn to write jacket copy and catalog copy for all books.
¥ Learn how to manage a booth at a convention or festival.
¥ Other training as the need arises based on interest and potential success..
Length of Internship: 3 months (renewable)
Requirements: ¥ Master’s degree in English or foreign languages.
¥ Experience at multitasking while working in a fast-paced environment.
¥ Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills.
¥ Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently.
¥ Superior verbal and written communication skills.
¥ Well read in Dalkey Archive books.
¥ Fluency in one or more non-English languages preferred, anf translators are encouraged to apply.
Location: Mclean, IL
Application Due Date: Ongoing until filled.
Payment: $1500 per month
How To Apply For This Internship: To be considered, submit a cover letter that addresses in detail the requirements above, as well as any other relevant experience. Also submit a complete CV, and provide contact information for three references. The fellowship will begin almost immediately, and therefore candidates must be free of commitments that will interfere with beginning the fellowship fulltime. Only those applications will be considered that present a complete application. We regret that we are able to contact only those candidates whom we are considering for interviews and are unable to inform candidates of their status. The fellowship will be awarded when an appropriate candidate is found and has been interviewed, and therefore interested parties should apply very soon though the deadline is ongoing. Address application to Jake Snyder,, with a subject heading of “editorial fellowship.”
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