The new WWPH Fellowship provides the opportunity for undergraduates and graduate students, and others with a keen interest in the literary arts, to get hands-on experience working with the Washington Writers’ Publishing House. WWPH fellows/interns will learn small press publishing from WWPH executive board members and authors while helping advance the press’s mission. Participants will gain invaluable insight into the running of an independent, nonprofit literary press and the publishing business in total. Each participant will receive a $500.00 stipend. Our WWPH Fellowship is made possible with a generous donation from Dr. Jean Feldman.
Responsibilities will include:
• A commitment to work three to four hours per week remotely and availability for in-person events or meetings (always in public spaces) on as-needed basis
• Reading, evaluating and reporting on poetry and prose submissions.
• Copy editing and proofreading
• Social media outreach and development, grassroots marketing and public relations
Qualified candidates will have:
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• The ability to work independently.
• Computer literacy.
• Undergraduate experience in English or a related field.
• Knowledge about and passion for contemporary publishing and knowledge of contemporary books including recent WWPH titles.
Winter Fellowship February 6-April 28 deadline for cover letter and resume: December 6, 2022
Summer Fellowship May 1-July 30 deadline for cover letter and resume: March 1, 2023
Email a cover letter and resume explaining your interest in obtaining a WWPH Fellowship. Please review closely our recent titles and cite specific examples of why you would be interested in working with the Washington Writers’ Publishing House and our authors.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org In subject line please include: WWPH Fellowship