Eligibility: The program is open to applicants who self-identify as people of color. Applicants can be students and/or interns but are not required to be. Ideal applicants are readers, writers, and book lovers with a genuine interest in pursuing a career in publishing. Applicants need not live in New York City. Mentorship can be done remotely.
HOW to Apply: Applicants should submit a one-page essay to RMMProgram@gmail.com explaining why they are interested in becoming an editor at a book publishing company and what holes they see in the marketplace that relate to their personal experiences. Please specify area of interest (i.e. a preference for either children’s books or adult, fiction or nonfiction, and any particular genres of interest). Applicants should also include a resume that reflects any editorial experience they may have (paid or volunteer).
WHEN to Apply:Our mentorships take place in two cycles of six months each, one beginning in January and the other beginning in June. The deadline to be considered for the January cycle is October 1; the deadline for the June cycle is April 1. Applications received after the cutoff dates will automatically be considered for the next cycle.