Bellevue Literary Press, the first and only nonprofit book publisher at the arts-sciences nexus, publishes eight titles of literary fiction and narrative nonfiction each year for a general readership. We are dedicated to publishing engaging work of the highest literary merit that will further cultural literacy in the sciences, social sciences, and medicine. As a nonprofit, self-sustaining project of the NYU School of Medicine, to augment the revenue received through the sales of our books, we support a significant portion of our annual budget by donations and grants received from foundations and individuals.
Sitting with us in our small office and working directly with our small staff, interns learn about small press publishing through exposure to a wide range of day-to-day activities.The duties of a BLP intern primarily consist of reading and appraising manuscripts for publication, writing letters to would-be authors, and managing our online submissions log. Additionally, interns typically assist us in our very busy office by helping with trafficking manuscripts through various phases of the production process, proofreading, writing, and designing promotional materials, and participating in the management of correspondence with authors, freelancers, and agents. Interns may also pitch in on publicity and donor mailings and research for academic marketing and funding opportunities. Depending on scheduling, interns will be invited to attend editorial, marketing, and strategic planning meetings. As they are exposed to so many aspects of the publishing process, our interns gain significant hands-on experience and insight into the inner workings of a publishing office, the mechanisms of the book industry and marketplace, and the operations of a non-profit arts organization.
Interested students please email Prof. Jane Kinney-Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to apply.