The Sewanee Review invites applications from current seniors for the 2014-2015 Aiken Taylor internship—an exceptional opportunity to gain experience in the field of literary editing and publishing.
One student is chosen each year for this postgraduate internship in the offices of the oldest continuously published literary quarterly in the nation through an application process that requires a recommendation, resume, writing sample, proofreading test, and interview. The successful applicant will also complete the LITC-254 course, Publishing the Literary Quarterly, during Easter semester just before graduation.
The Aiken Taylor intern will assist the editor and managing editor at all levels of magazine production, from the initial screening of received manuscripts to checking final page proofs before printing; he or she will be involved in the organization, production, distribution, and promotion of the issues to be published during his or her tenure. Finally, the internship will include work with permissions and copyright law. The intern will learn how to set reprint fees and then pass those on to authors as royalties. And it is likely that there will be special projects during the intern’s tenure, such as an index of SR content over the past thirty years, and redesigns of the magazine’s Web site and submissions database to manage more efficiently the flow of the thousand or so manuscripts that come into and go out of this office every year. Special focus over the next few years will be on using social media to increase exposure for the magazine targeting new writers and new readers.
Applications, DUE DECEMBER 5, can be accessed, downloaded, and submitted on TigerNet, though applicants will need to come by the Sewanee Review office in Gailor Hall to pick up the proofreading test. Any questions regarding TigerNet should be directed to Elizabeth Wilson (or others) in the Career Services office.