Grove Atlantic, Inc. is a medium-sized trade book publisher consisting of four imprints, Grove Press, Atlantic Monthly Press, Black Cat and Mysterious Press. We publish literary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and translations.
We are pleased to offer internships to college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates who wish to learn more about the publishing industry and explore an area of interest in either editorial, subsidiary rights, or publicity. Internships are organized on a seasonal basis:
• Fall:September—December (Application deadline 8/14)
• Winter:January—May (Application deadline 12/15)
• Summer:June—August (Application deadline 5/15)
We look for students who have a passion for books, are high-energy, take initiative, possess strong communication skills, and work effectively with others. We are committed to making publishing an increasingly inclusive and equitable industry and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and disability statuses. We particularly invite those who have not yet had traditional publishing experience to apply. To apply for an internship, please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your interests to the appropriate department
Subsidiary Rights and Editorial Intern
Interns will be responsible for duties related to both the Subsidiary Rights (e.g., foreign, paperback, serial, audio, large print rights) and the Editorial departments. For Subsidiary Rights, tasks include letter writing, light work with contracts and royalty statements, and general office work such as filing, mailing, word processing, and database maintenance. For Editorial, interns will be responsible for reading and reporting on submitted manuscripts (usually literary novels) and drafting correspondence with authors and literary agents. There may also be the opportunity to draft copy used for marketing and sales, and to assist in the editing process for upcoming titles.
Interns must enjoy reading, particularly literary fiction, and feel capable of voicing their opinion of submitted manuscripts. Reading proficiency in a foreign language is helpful. Interns must also be organized and willing to perform repetitive office tasks.
3 days a week minimum
How To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com and include Editorial/Subsidiary Rights Internship in the subject line. Please include in your cover letter your dates of availability for the internship.
The main responsibilities of the editorial intern will be reading, evaluating, and reporting on incoming manuscripts. There may also be opportunities to assist with additional editorial tasks, including writing long summaries of upcoming books, brainstorming comparable titles for sales and marketing purposes, and drafting copy.
The editorial intern must be passionate about books, possess strong written and oral communication skills, take initiative, and work effectively with others. They must enjoy reading literary fiction and nonfiction and feel capable of voicing their opinion.
The intern will work two days a week for approximately three months and will be paid $15 an hour. For the Fall 2020 season, this internship will be remote and conducted over video calls.
How To Apply
To submit your application, please send a resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and include Editorial Internship in the subject line. Applications for Fall 2020 will be accepted until August 14.
Publicity, Sales, and Marketing Intern
The Publicity, Sales, and Marketing Departments are excited to offer a paid, remote internship for those passionate about books and eager to learn more about publishing. Interns will be responsible for curating title metadata, researching regional bookstores, generating weekly reports, and helping with other aspects of general departmental organization. There will also be an opportunity to draft copy used for press materials and assist in pitching titles to select media. Interns can expect to learn how a book is launched into the world, from its early stages as a galley to its appearance on bookstore shelves and magazine pages.
The next hiring period for this internship position is Summer 2021. Please check back for updates in the spring.