It’s that time again!
We’re are open for applications for our summer internship slots! Love reading? Love literary magazines? Love writing? Love planning awesome Austin readings? You’re the person for us.
Our editorial interns do things like evaluate submissions, correspond with authors, copyedit and proofread stories, help plan our launch events, and research for future issues and various ASF projects. Our internships are unpaid, but we’ll give you as much real-world lit mag experience as you can handle. We recommend that applicants have a strong background in English or American literature, or a related field. Interns usually work 10 or 15 hours a week for a period of three months–for the summer 2012 position, that’ll run from June to August. The internship is in-office, so you’ll have to be in Austin for those months.
To apply for summer, email your resume and a cover letter to info [at] americanshortfiction.org (with the subject line “summer internship”). Make sure your cover letter talks about a story, an author, or a journal that you love, and why you love the work. Our internships are pretty competitive, so make sure you pick work that has meant something to you and talk about it well.
You’ll need to get your materials to us by April 13 to be considered for an internship. If you’ve already sent along a cover letter and resume, no worries–we have it under consideration.
We’re excited to hear from you!