Tin House seeks applicants with a passion for contemporary literature and discerning taste in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Candidates should have an interest in learning about the editorial role at an independent publishing house. The intern will work directly with the Tin House editorial team and experience the full production process of a book, from start to finish.

Tasks:

  • Take part in production-related projects for forthcoming titles. This includes assistance with copyediting and proofreading, per Chicago Manual of Style and Tin House's in-house style guide. Prior familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style is a plus, though not required.
  • Read and provide feedback on agented manuscript submissions.
  • Assist with light, assorted administrative duties.

Availability:

This internship is remote. The editorial intern works 15-20 hours per week between 9 AM and 5 PM PST on Monday through Friday, at a requested commitment of 6 months. Interns will receive $15.00/hour, as well as finished copies of books published during their internship.

The internship will begin in mid-July, with a specific start date to be agreed upon in conjunction with the intern.

Qualifications:

Critical reading skills, careful attention to detail, and a love for literature. Must work well independently and collaboratively, and budget time and multiple projects efficiently. A love for tea and/or coffee is a plus.

Application Deadlines:

  • Application materials are due by midnight PST on Monday, June 6.

Application Materials:

  • A cover letter explaining how you believe your taste and interests might complement and supplement those of the editors at Tin House.
  • A write-up of a recently published book that you had mixed feelings about (it doesn’t need to be a Tin House book, though it’s also fine if it is . . . entirely up to you.) Please write 3-4 paragraphs (no more than two pages) that demonstrate enthusiasm for what you loved about the book, and clear thinking about your reservations and suggested changes.
  • A detailed resume.
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