Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

Guerilla Lit SeriesThursday, October 20 at 7:30 pm

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
Btwn Rivington & Delancey
New York, NY 10002

This series has hosted readings by emerging & established authors since 2007. Because the pen is mightier than the Kalashnikov (we hope). Curated by Lee Matthew Goldberg, Camellia Phillips, and Marco Rafalá. Hosted by Camellia Phillips.


umansky_color_1-300x200Leah Umansky, the author of the dystopian-themed Straight Away the Emptied World (Kattywompus Press, 2016), the Mad-Men inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream, voted one of The Top 10 Chapbooks To Read Now in 2014 by Time Out New York, (Kattywompus Press, 2014) and the full length collection, Domestic Uncertainties, (BlazeVOX, 2013). She is a graduate of the MFA Program in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, and a graduate of the MA in English Education – Secondary Education from CUNY- Hunter College.

Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, the author of three Courtney mauknovels: The Special Power of Restoring Lost Things, Orion’s Daughters, and Spark. She has an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University and lives on the Upper West Side with her husband and young son.

julia phillipsJulia Phillips who writes about Russia. Her fiction has been published in The Antioch Review, The Rumpus, and The Toast, while her nonfiction has been in BuzzFeed, Jezebel, The Moscow Times, and The Cut. She’s a Fulbright recipient in creative writing.

Estimated run time is 50 minutes. Admission is Free. Reserve your seat here!

Greenlight 7th Anniversary Celebration!

greenlight bookstoreSaturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:00 am

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

On October 16, 2009, Greenlight Bookstore sold its first book. On October 24, they held the bookstore’s launch party. And look at them now: they’re getting ready to open a second location! They’re celebrating their seventh year in Fort Greene with their annual birthday event, where they will say thanks to everyone whose support keeps the business growing by offering 20% off in the bookstore all day on Saturday and Sunday! Join Greenlight for a festive birthday weekend featuring decorations, giveaways and other surprises, and news about the new store.

On top of the in store discount, they’re celebrating customers with a chance to win a free 6-month subscription to the First Editions Club!

Admission is free. Learn more about how to enter for the free subscription and get more infomation on the event on Greenlight’s Facebook event page.

Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan with Kevin Baker: America the Ingenious

America the ingenious Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway and 12th Street
New York, NY

Author Kevin Baker will take you on an interactive tour of Lower Manhattan which will feature several of the most extraordinary inventions in America the Ingenious, and provide a fascinating look at New York history. You will visit the site where the entire federal government used to be housed in a single, three-storey building; pay your respects at Alexander Hamilton’s grave, go inside what was the tallest (and most beautiful) skyscraper in the world for twenty years, check out where all the news was made fit to print, go down to the waterfront, view the damage caused by the worst terrorist attack in the United States before 9/11, learn how the Brooklyn Bridge almost became a catastrophe, and witness the greatest piece of graft in the city’s history.

$29.95 for a copy grants admission. Purchase ticket here!

Monday, October 24 at 6 pm
The Cornelia Street CaféMiranda Kennedy
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY 10014
Please join Miranda Kennedy, and three talented writers, Naomi Wax, Frances Greathead, and Rebecca Caum. Miranda Kennedy is the author of the book Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India, a reported memoir that looks at the lives of women in a changing India. She is the Senior Editor of NPR’s Morning Edition in Washington DC, and is working on a second memoir about religious belief. kennedy also holds writing workshops for graduate students at American University, and teaches long-form journalism to undergraduates at the University of Maryland.

$10 admission fee, includes drinks.

To place a reservation please call: (212) 989-9319

overlookNew York, NY

Seeking Full-time Associate Editor/Editor

The Overlook Press, a Soho NYC-based independent publisher with a broad list of titles, has an opening for an Associate Editor/Editor (title based on experience) to join our growing team.

Minimum Requirements:

• The ideal candidate will have the energy and drive to acquire and publish an interesting range of titles
• Minimum of 3-6 years’ editorial experience in trade publishing, in both fiction and non-fiction.
• Solid organizational and follow-though skills
• Line-editing talent
• Excellent writing skills
• Wide-ranging agent contacts
• Sense of the marketplace

Responsibilities Include:

• Acquiring across several of the company’s categories, including literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction in such areas as history and current affairs, biography, memoir, popular science/social sciences, and film/pop culture
• Developing original ideas for books
• Shepherding hardcover and paperback titles though the publication process
• Liaising with in-house sales, marketing, publicity, production, and art departments

If you are interested in applying, send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements (salary commensurate with experience) to

hachette_book_logoNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Digital Production Designer

Hachette Book Group seeks a Digital Designer to help design and compose HBG’s fiction & non-fiction titles (1C and Non-Illustrated). The role requires apprenticing with customized web-based tools that utilize XHTML and CSS to render PDF and EPUB files. Previous InDesign composition experience is required, along with a working knowledge of XHTML and CSS. Composition knowledge will be required to solve page errors, such as fixing hyphenation, widows and orphans, or more complicated problems with tables, footnotes, and indexes. Candidates should have experience coordinating production on trade print titles as well as experience with creating EPUB files ready for retail.

Minimum Requirements:

• Book design & composition experience (trade book publishing experience preferred)
• Familiarity with proofreader’s marks and editorial conventions
• Knowledge of XHTML, CSS, and editor tools such as BBEdit or similar
• Working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and InDesign
• Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, including styling and macro routines

Responsibilities Include:

• Scheduling title production across multiple publishers and imprints
• Designing original layouts
• Directly editing XHTML and CSS files
• Composing and correcting both print pages and ebooks as instructed
• Converting, cropping, and adjusting artwork files for print and ebooks
• Validating and delivering files to print and ebook supply chains.

If you are interested in applying, click here!

1280px-springer-svgNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Assistant Editor, Operations Research and Management Science

Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.

Minimum Requirements:

• College background required, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred
• Minimum 2 years experience in related editorial and/or research capacity
• Must be well-organized and attentive-to-detail
• Knowledge of Word and Excel required
• Willing to undertake training in database management systems

Responsibilities Include:


• Provides editorial support for approximately 20 subscription and Open Access journals, including regular correspondence with journal editors and editorial board members; internal liaison with production, JEO, accounting, customer service, marketing, and other departments; preparation of contracts and agreements; response to customer and contributor inquiries; monitoring publication schedules and page budgets;
supporting submission to indexing and abstracting services; assisting in preparation of marketing materials; conducting usage data analysis and competitive research; preparing journal performance reports; and
maintaining and updating information for the publisher’s database and web site. Also assists in research and preparation of materials for acquisition and development of new journals.


• Manages editorial relationships with editors and authors of selected book series and standalone titles; may include acquisition of new titles (including solicitation of peer reviews, preparation of proposals for internal evaluation, preparation of contracts and agreements, and negotiation of terms and schedules), in consultation with the Editors and Editorial Director.
•Develops publication of selected revised editions, including review and evaluation of requests from authors/editors and research of backlist to identify prospects.


• Conducts regular correspondence with book authors and editors, including administrative support, response to inquiries and requests, and advising on all aspects of publication, before, during, and after publication.
• Serves as liaison with colleagues in production, accounting, customer service, marketing and sales departments (in multiple Springer locations).
• Maintains and updates information for the publisher’s database and web site; monitors accuracy of title information for use in marketing and sales materials; maintains data and information for Publishing Segment status reports.
• Advises book authors on manuscript formatting and presentation specifications; prepares incoming manuscripts for transmittal to production, including thorough review of manuscripts for internal consistency and completeness, apprising authors/editors of necessary revisions and corrections, preparation of front matter, and completion of all forms to be circulated with manuscripts internally; reviews and circulates cover proofs
for approval.
• As needed, solicits peer reviews for proposals and signed projects, and solicits endorsement quotes on behalf of authors/editors.
• Prepares contracts and agreements, along with supporting documentation for routing; arranges for payment of stipends, honoraria, advances, and other fees and disbursements.
• Drafts and edits descriptive copy; assists in preparation of catalogs, flyers, and other marketing/promotion materials; provides support for conferences and other events.
• May attend conferences/exhibits and/or campus visits.

If you are interested, Click here!

PhaidonNew York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant

Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food, and travel, and illustrated books for children. We currently have a fantastic opening for a talented individual to join the editorial team based in New York.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Prior internship or 1–2 years publishing and/or office experience.
• Self-directed and independent with the ability to follow through consistently on assignments.
• Good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects.
• Detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy, with minimal mistakes.
• Excellent grammar, spelling, communication, and writing skills. Copyediting/proofreading experience preferred.
• Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to create and maintain simple databases. Knowledge of InDesign would be an advantage.
• Demonstrated interest in art, photography, fashion, and culture.

Responsibilities Include:

• Communicate with authors, photographers, artists, and agents.
• Liaise with other departments and colleagues in the New York and London offices and elsewhere (design, production, sales, marketing, publicity, contracts, and accounting) to relay messages, follow-up on requests for information, and in general, anticipate when to proactively act on messages.
• Create fact sheets, catalogue copy, budget drafts, and cover copy.
• Organize and label artwork and digital files.
• Light proofreading, collating galleys, keyboarding text corrections.
• Read and evaluate manuscripts or drafts and write reader’s reports. Create and send standard letters/acknowledgements – e.g. proposal rejections/freelance applications.
• Organize Publisher’s calendar as necessary. Make travel arrangements, set up meetings, and book meeting rooms.
• Answer phones, e-mail, photocopy, mail material, file correspondence, log invoices, process expenses, and handle general editorial tasks as needed.

To apply, please send your full CV, with a cover letter to Deborah Aaronson, to to arrive by October 31st.


New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Book Cover Designer

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.

Minimum Requirements:

• Previous experience in book cover design is required.

Responsibilities Include:

• Designing the full jacket and prepping the mechanical for production.
• Creates about 30-40 original cover designs per year and brings an advanced level of skill set necessary to creating original and interesting designs.
• Candidates should have an understanding of the market place
• Versatile usage of photography and illustration,
• Advance usage of typography and fonts,
• Mature color sensibility,
• Flexible and explorative design sensibility.
• The designer is able to work on their own and/or in collaboration with the art director.

If you are interested in applying, Click here!

How Pace Students Can Learn from New York Comic Con

The New York Comic Con (NYCC) is one of the largest and most exciting conventions in the country. NYCC is an annual event that showcases all things comics and graphic novels, from screening rooms with sneak-peaks at film adaptions of well-screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-12-04-02-pmknown comic titles to panels with leading industry players. 2016 was especially notable for NYCC since it produced the largest crowd ever, with reports of as many as 180,000 tickets sold and about 167,000 fans in attendance.

3539f694-80e6-4510-a63b-dbbc65662b6eThis year, thanks to Professor Paul Levitz, fellow classmate and the Student  Aide for the MS in Publishing department Anna Bailey and I were given the chance to volunteer for Boom! Studios and assist with sales at their booth. Boom! Studios is, as per Professor Levitz, “a mid-size comic company and movie producer (TWO GUNS with Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, EMPTY MAN currently in production at Fox)” situated in Los Angeles, CA. The Boom! Studios team are all charged with natural charm and charisma, and it made for a fun and enlightening learning experience tolumberjanes02 watch such passionate and zealous people engage with others and each other about comics. Some of their notable works include two-time Eisner Award winner Lumberjanes (one of the writers/cover artists for the series, the talented and supremely chill Kat Leyh, did signings and cover art commissions the whole convention at the Boom! booth), Adventure Time, Over the Garden Wall, Mouse Guard, Rust, and Joyride among so many other titles across genres.

Besides teaching the Publishing Comics and Graphic Novels course at Pace and having an extensive history working in the business of comics, Professor Levtiz also currently holds a position as board member of Boom! Studios. When asked about his position and the relationship Boom! has with Pace, Professor Levitz said, “I’ve been on their board for the past few years, and have had the opportunity to connect a number of my Pace students with them to work at New York Comic Con, giving the students a first hand experience of the publisher experience at the convention.”

“One of the real pluses of Pace’s approach in the MS in Publishing program,” Professor Levitz continued, “is the practical connections we teachers can provide. I’ve seen my students intern at New York-based comic companiesscreen-shot-2016-10-19-at-12-14-20-pm as well as in unusual opportunities like this one.  These first tastes of publishing are invaluable for the students deciding which branches of publishing really interest them, and making contacts that can lead to long term career paths.”

As publishing students, this volunteer opportunity provided a great peek at how truly experienced and knowledgeable those who work in the comic industry have to be, which would have been more difficult to grasp otherwise. Comic Con is a great place to meet artistic people with similar interests and share fan culture in a way that isn’t recreated in many other places or for any other artistic mediums.

Link of the Week: The Authors Guild Announce New Membership Level

The Authors Guild has recently opened a new membership level for students and emerging writers.

imgresThe Authors Guild has opened a membership level called “The Emerging Writing Membership,” which is aimed at helping writers in the earliest stages of their careers. This is a useful tool for writers, but it is also a great thing for publishers to keep up with since The Authors Guild advocates for authors on issues of copyright, fair contracts, free speech and tax fairness, and has initiated lawsuits in defense of authors’ rights; these are all matters which concern and impact the relationship between the writer and the publisher/agents they work with. Membership includes access to events, writing resources, media insurance, and other helpful exclusives.

WNBA Event: The Power of Poetry in a Complex World


The Women’s National Book Association is hosting a reading event, “The Power of Poetry in a Complex World.” It will be held Wednesday, November 9th at 6:00 PM at One Pace Plaza. This is a great opportunity for publishing students to support poets and be involved with the messages these scholars and artists are sharing. There is no admission fee.


Spring Internships: Macmillan Publishers



MacMillan Publishers are starting their search for Spring Interns, so now is a great time for students looking to fulfill Internship I credits—or anyone who wants the experience—to begin looking into these upcoming openings.

MacMillan is looking for interns for the following departments: Editorial, Marketing, Publicity, Art & Design, Production, Children’s Books, and Business Development.

Interns will be provided with the opportunity to participate in work related assignments, gain practical work experience, and network with employees from various departments. Interns are expected to become familiar with the basic structure of a publishing house and the role of each department within.

The internship duration will be from January until May, or an entire spring semester, and the position will be paid.

Intern hopefuls must submit a resumé and cover letter here after making an account with MacMillan. Applicants should also be sure to specify any of the departments they would like to work in their cover letter. Also, be sure to keep an eye on MacMillan’s job/internship page for future opportunities as well.

Upcoming Event: Exploring Future Reality

exploring Future realityIs the age of virtual and augmented reality, long anticipated, finally upon us? Exploring Future Reality is a full day event with virtual and augmented reality faculty researchers and industry experts delivering lightning talks, presentations and interactive demos. The discussion will focus on the impact of VR/AR on the media and technology industry, including best practices for storytelling, prototyping, and distribution.

Hosted by Viacom NEXT and organized by NYC Media Lab, #ExFR16 will present a program featuring over 20 media executives and faculty researchers for a full day event detailing the impact of virtual and augmented reality. The conference will explore all areas of VR/AR, ranging from what’s in the lab, what’s being commercialized by technology companies and startups, and what’s being developed by industry. The event will also include interactive demos created in NYC universities, lightning pitches from early stage startups and a workshop led by Verizon.

Speakers include:

Ken Perlin, NYU
Chris Hercik, Time Inc.
Kelly Alfieri, New York Times
Marc Maleh, R/GA
Javier Molina, NYU Integrated Digital Media
Sowmya Gottipati, NBCUniversal
And more!

exploring future reality2Panels and programs include:

What is Reality?
Columbia University’s Steven Feiner, NYU’s Ken Perlin and Viacom NEXT’s Chaki Ng will sit down with Ben Johnson, the host of Marketplace’s tech podcast Codebreaker, for an abstract and imaginative discussion: How will VR/AR technologies change society and the world?

Advertising and Marketing
How are new VR/AR hardware and platforms being positioned in the market? Panelists including Marc Maleh of R/GA, Brett Leary of Digitas and Resh Sidhu of Framestore will discuss.

Technical Horizons
As VR/AR hardware breaks into the consumer market, panelists Winslow Burleson and Mark Skwarek of NYU will highlight the research agendas of leading faculty and device manufacturers.

And more!

Interested in the event and want to receive a media advisory? Contact Alexis Avedisian, NYC Media Lab’s Communications Manager at

Student prices are $25.

For more information click here!

If you are interested, make sure to register now!

Internship: Aragi, Inc.



Aragi Inc. is a literary agency that represents authors such as Junot Diaz, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Colson Whitehead. Aragi has a new internship opportunity, and they are looking to fill the position immediately.

The available position calls for a combination of editorial and administrative work. Candidates must be comfortable answering phones and directing calls, handling mail, and performing other office tasks. The right candidate should also be ready to read and evaluate queries.

The duration of the internship will be from the immediate start up to the end of the fall semester in December. The internship is unpaid but will include a small stipend. Candidates will be working in the office of Aragi, Inc. located near the Flatiron Building during the duration of the internship.

Students interested should prepare a cover letter and resume and send them directly and only to:
Ms. Duvall Osteen

quote of the week

“Everything in the world was in precarious balance, pure risk, and those who didn’t agree to take the risk wasted away in a corner, without getting to know life.”

— Elena Ferrante, The Story of a New Name

51putd03r7l-_sx317_bo1204203200_A prolific Italian writer, the pseudonymous popular author structures her books around the female experience in relationships and life. Some of Ferrante’s books that amassed her impressive following include My Brilliant FriendThe Days of Abandonment, and Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay.

Ferrante, despite her cult-like success and her fans respect of her desire to keep her identity private, was recently in the news for being doxxed by a male Italian jocover_9781609452766_109_600urnalist. Ferrante’s exposure has been widely criticized, and the general consensus is that this treatment of Ferrante was unnecessary and unfair. It’s unknown if Ferrante will keep writing novels, since she has previously released a statement that she would cease to do so if her identity was ever discovered, but that doesn’t take away from the incredible voice and narratives that she has already given readers.

Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Literature Prize

The Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded on Thursday to singer/songwriter Bob Dylan. Dylan is the first American to win the prize in more than two decades since Toni Morrison won in 1993—and the surprise culmination of years of far-out betting speculation.

The Swedish Academy commended Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” while secretary Sara Danils later added, for those expressing surprise at their choiceimgres, that “if you look far back, 5000 years, you discover Homer and Sappho. They wrote poetic texts which were meant to be performed, and it’s the same way for Bob Dylan. We still read Homer and Sappho, and we enjoy it.”

Simon & Schuster, Dylan’s longtime publisher, was set to release the updated and revised version of Dylan’s The Lyrics: 1961-2012—now priced at $60, after the first version was released as a limited edition in 2014 priced screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-1-04-07-pmat $299—on November 8, but spokesperson Adam Rothberg tells us “we will be accelerating publication” with a new release date still to be determined. And S&S publisher Jonathan Karp said in a statement: “We congratulate Bob Dylan on this extraordinary honor. For decades, he has fused poetry and music with groundbreaking artistry.”

Other awards Dylan has won for his art includes multiple Grammy awards, as well as a Lifetime Grammy Award for his music, and a Quill Award for his memoir, Chronicles: Volume 1, among countless others.