Opportunities

Internships 

Autumn House Press offers three-month internships during the summer, spring, and fall. These are unpaid positions, but the intern will gain valuable experience in the day-to-day functions of the independent publishing industry, as well as in fundraising and nonprofit management. Interns will receive complimentary copies of Autumn House titles and travel reimbursement. We can coordinate schedules with the academic school year and offer college credit.

The duties will vary according to the needs of the press, but they may include areas of editorial, clerical, shipping, sales, publicity, or community organizing. The intern is expected to be reliable, punctual, show attention to detail, and work creatively and collegially with all staff members. We ask that interns commit to working 12 hours each week, but we are flexible with scheduling.

Responsibilities
  • Proofreading and copyediting
  • Reading submissions in all genres
  • Customer service work
  • Assist with bank deposits, shipping and mailings, and data entry
  • Attend readings, author events, and special events

Autumn House looks for graduate or undergraduate interns who are enrolled in relevant programs of study and/or with relevant experience in publishing, editing, grant writing, and business.

To apply, please send a resume or CV as an attachment to snewsom@autumnhouse.org during the appropriate period:

  • Summer Interns (Jun-Aug) Apply by April 1st
  • Fall Interns (Sept-Dec) Apply by July 1st
  • Spring Interns (Jan-April) Apply by Nov 1st

Submission Readers 

Autumn House Press accepts volunteer readers to screen for our annual poetry, fiction, and nonfiction contests. The contest is open from January 1– June 30. Volunteers can specify a particular genre of interest and work flexible hours.

Requirements
  • MFA (or MFA-in-progress) preferred but will accept a Bachelor’s Degree in literature or creative writing
  • Experience with a literary journal, magazine, or press is a must
  • Access to a computer (readers will use our online submission manager, Submittable)
  • Strong reading and writing skills
  • A knowledge of Autumn House’s aesthetic
  • The ability to work and manage time independently

This is an unpaid position and volunteers will not be given college credit but will receive gratis copies of the contest-winning books.

To apply, please send a resume or CV as an attachment to snewsom@autumnhouse.org.