Eligibility:The program is open to applicants who self-identify as BIPOC. One of the program's goals is to connect people who are excited about curating and shaping stories for the U.S. publishing market with professional opportunities in the book publishing industry, so you should be eligible for working in that area now or in the near future. This means you can be a student (college senior and above), an intern, both, or neither who does not already have a full-time job in book publishing. (If you're interested in this program but already working in publishing, we encourage you to join POC in Publishing.) You do not need to live in New York City to participate in the program—we have mentors around the country, and mentorships can be done remotely.
HOW to Apply:Applicants should submit a one-page essay HERE following this prompt: What would your mission be as an editor? What kinds of books would you be passionate about publishing? What would you hope to accomplish in your career? 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).
If you have any questions or are an editor interested in being a mentor, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org