Publishing: An Internship Opportunity

Spencer Hill Press, an awesome independent house, is calling for interns! If you’re at least 13 and love YA books, you qualify! Read below or click here for more details:

A call for publishing interns! We are looking for enthusiastic, capable, organized interns to be part of our team. You must be a lover of Young Adult fiction and be able to work remotely.  
We have four different internship tracks/opportunities available for interested applicants.
1. Reading interns. Do you like to read YA paranormal romance, sci-fi, urban fantasy or magical realism? Can you express what works or doesn’t work in a story? What makes it original? What potential lies under the surface?
Our reading interns will read and evaluate submissions that we receive. With a set of guidelines, you will be given a manuscript and asked to return one-page reader reports outlining your thoughts on this story. This is an ideal position for potential editors, book reviewers, or people who just love a good story.
2. Editorial interns. Do you like to read YA fiction? Do you have a passion for analysis of a story, it’s characters and it’s writing? Are you able to offer suggestions for line editing and big picture editing of a book?
Our editorial interns will work hands on with some of our editors to do editorial passes on novels. Starting at the ground floor, our goal is to help you develop your skills for critical observation and analysis of a story, and communication of those thoughts to authors and editors. We want to equip you for a career as an editor. Some of these duties will initially overlap with the reading interns.
3. Copyediting/proofing interns. Can you look at a sentence, and know how to fix it? Are you great with the small details, like grammar and punctuation? Did you notice the extra commas in those questions?
Our copyediting interns will be our eyes for the books we publish before we release them. Copy Editors look at manuscripts for typos, grammar errors, inconsistencies in a manuscript, etc. Copyeditors are an integral part of the team and we are looking for people who want to get a foot in the door.
4. Marketing interns. Do you have an interest in marketing? Are you passionate about sharing your excitement with books? Do you want to learn what it takes to promote upcoming books and events?
Our marketing interns will work hands-on with our Marketing Coordinator to help promote our upcoming and already released titles. Marketing interns need to have good organization skills and an outgoing personality. This job involves a lot of talking, so you must not be afraid to talk to strangers.
Submissions close July 26, 2012. Please allow at least two weeks for a response. Must be at least 13 years old to apply.
If you are interested in applying for any of these internship positions, please email with position(s) you are interested in applying for as the subject. (ie: Reading Intern) Include in the email:
·         First & last name
·         Email (one you check regularly)
·         Birthday
·         Blog/twitter/place we can find you on the internet (if you have any)
·         Phone number
 Good luck if you plan on applying!

Edited to add: Because of the high volume of applicants, Spencer Hill closed their screening process early. Keep your eyes on their Twitter or Tumblr pages for other opportunities, though! 🙂

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