|Fellows in Literary Publishing|
Dalkey Archive Press
Beginning in the summer of 2009, Dalkey Archive Press at the University of Illinois will be offering an opportunity to young people to gain full-time experience in literary publishing by working at Dalkey Archive Press. The expectation is that, at the end of a year, fellows will be qualified for a position at either Dalkey Archive or at another literary publisher.
During the fellowship year, fellows will be challenged to:
Fellows will learn about publishing from the ground up and will be called upon to perform a wide range of duties, from the menial to the advanced; they will be expected to bring work home with them at night, and regularly prove their commitment to publishing and desire to take on more and more work. In turn, Dalkey Archive hopes to identify people who will have a career at the Press.
The difference between this fellowship and an entry-level position is that the Press assumes that this will be a learning experience on the part of the fellows and therefore provides the time and opportunity to learn before becoming fully responsible employees. At the same time, the Press also assumes that the fellows will learn quickly and be highly motivated and ambitious.
Those interested in applying should submit the following by March 31, 2009, though early applications are welcome (the Press expects to appoint a maximum of two fellows):
Preference will be given to applicants who have one or more of the following: a wide reading knowledge of Dalkey Archive titles and authors; reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages; advanced computer skills and knowledge of web development; previous office experience; business skills that can be applied to publishing.
Awards will be announced in April, 2009. Fellows receive an $18,000 stipend and medical benefits.