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Editorial Fellowship

The aim of the Editorial Fellowship program is to create a framework for the art of editing, bridging tradition and evolution. It is our hope to support a cadre of editors who will offer a more diverse publishing community.

"New voices and experiences are necessary to move literature forward." (Ruby Wang, 2022 Editorial Fellow) Join the community of supporters who help to make the Editorial Fellowship at A Public Space possible.


The Editorial Fellowship is a program for aspiring editors. It is our hope to support the next generation of editors who will offer a more diverse publishing community—culturally, aesthetically, economically.

This is a 4-month working fellowship, and is designed to provide practical, hands-on experience as well as mentorship and education in editing and independent publishing. A Public Space is an independent, nonprofit publisher, and the Editorial Fellows will be an integral part of the staff and involved with all programs, which include a literary and arts magazine, A Public Space Books, an academy, and APS Together, a series of virtual book clubs.

The Editorial Fellows' responsibilities will include assisting with management of submissions; reading and reporting on incoming manuscripts; research; proofreading; assisting with marketing and publicity; and general office work, including filing, responding to emails, newsletters, website updates, and database maintenance.

Additionally, the Editorial Fellows will participate in editorial meetings; receive training in all aspects of editing, from evaluating submissions through to publication of a piece; meet regularly with the senior editorial staff to discuss the role of the editor and publishing history; and serve as the lead editor for a piece to be published in the magazine.

Application Details

Details on the 2025 Editorial Fellowships will be announced in December. 

Editorial Fellow

Lydia Mathis

is completing her MFA in fiction at New York University. She has worked with Teach for America in Memphis and as a teaching fellow at Coler-Goldwater Hospital in New York City. She received a BA in English literature with a minor in classical civilizations from Agnes Scott College.

Ruby Wang

was the 2022 Editorial Fellow. Originally from Reno, Nevada, at the time of her fellowship she was an MA candidate in English and American literature at New York University. For A Public Space No. 31, she edited "Return Mail," an essay by H. L. Kim selected from her Open Call for creative nonfiction works that contend with the unspeakable by doing something new.

Miguel Coronado

was the 2021 Editorial Fellow. Originally from the Bronx, at the time of his fellowship he was a recent graduate of New York University, where he studied English and creative writing, and he'd previously been an editorial intern at W. W. Norton. For A Public Space No 30, he edited "Mapping Why We Write," a portfolio of poetry selected from his Open Call for poetry from first-generation immigrants.

Taylor Michael

was the 2020 Editorial Fellow. Originally from Mount Vernon, New York, at the time of her fellowship she was an MFA candidate in nonfiction at Columbia University, where her work considered power and privilege in society. For A Public Space No. 29, she edited "Our Language," a story by Yohanca Delgado, selected from her Open Call for work exploring inheritance, legacy, and memory.

All Past Editorial Fellows

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