Interested in interning for American Short Fiction? We’re opening up applications for our fall internships slots today! We’ll close them at the end of the month of June, so hurry up and write those stellar cover letters. So, just to be totally clear: the internship application deadline is June 30.
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, sadly, unpaid, but we’ll give you as much 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 fall position, that runs from September to early December. The internship is in-office–you’ll have to be in Austin, Texas, for those months.
If you’d like to apply, send a résumé and cover letter to me, callie.collins [at] americanshortfiction.org. Please put “fall internship” in the subject line.
In your cover letter, let us know why it’s important that we hire you and not somebody else. Demonstrate your undying passion for fiction. Tell us about your experience with contemporary short fiction. And talk about a story, an author, or a journal you can’t get enough of, and why. Our internships are pretty competitive, so make sure you pick an author or a story that has meant something to you and talk about it well.
We’re excited to hear from you!