I’m looking for 2-3 additional interns to work with me at Entangled Publishing, mostly with YA for Entangled Teen but also with single-title adult romance and category romance. POC, LGBTQ+/MOGAI, neuroatypical, and disabled applicants are encouraged.
Entangled books are distributed by Macmillan Publishers, which means we can reach 120 countries with English versions of our books. Entangled print books reach Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and many other bookstores, and we have a list of 60+ USA Today and New York Times bestsellers as well as RITA award winners. We also have a shared imprint with St. Martin's Press that allows us to showcase titles in mass-market paperback.
This is a remote, unpaid internship. Regular access to the internet will be necessary. Substantial training, mentorship, and copies of the print books from my list are provided. Applicants for the internship should have 8-10 hours per week available, though the internship is somewhat flexible. Prior experience in publishing is not required, but experience in a library or bookstore is a plus.
In addition, applications should be:
- well-read across the genres in YA especially, as well as adult romance
- able to appreciate romantic fiction of most sub-genres
- open to reading explicit adult romance
- seriously interested in publishing as a career
- able to critically analyze big-picture elements of fiction
Tasks include reading submissions, writing reader reports, helping to proofread galleys, research comparison titles, edit associated materials for client work, and attend monthly virtual team meetings. Interns will work directly with me and my list of authors, including Lydia Kang, Ingrid Paulson, Kimberly Bell, Tristina Wright, Erica Cameron, and Julie Hammerle.
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter detailing what you'd bring to the team, your reading interests (including top 5 favorite recent reads), and your related experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Dec. 18, 2016. Internship period starts after the holidays in January, though I can be flexible with the start date. Alternate structures for students may be possible.
Kate Brauning is a senior acquiring editor at Entangled Publishing and an author of young adult fiction (How We Fall, Merit Press). Kate acquires YA, NA, and adult fiction across Entangled’s imprints. She’s especially interested in funny/charming or dark YA, and high-concept stories regardless of genre. In adult fiction, she’s looking for small-town or community-driven romances with clever or hilarious meet-cutes, and romance-driven women’s fiction. In her spare time, she makes three-tier cakes, hunts down new music, and reads just about everything. Follow Kate on Twitter: @KateBrauning