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.
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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 9-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 Fellow will be an integral part of the staff and will be 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 Fellow’s responsibilities will include assisting with management of submissions; reading and reporting on incoming manuscripts; research; proofreading; and general office work, including filing, responding to emails, newsletters, website updates, and database maintenance.
Additionally, the Editorial Fellow 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.
Details on applying to the 2023 Editorial Fellowship will be announced in the fall.
is the 2022 Editorial Fellow. Originally from Reno, Nevada, she is an MA student in English and American literature at New York University.
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.
was the 2022 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 privelege in society.