Internship in Publishing: Persea Books

Persea Books
English 4950/7950
Section 1
Gabriel Fried
Tate 310
Course Description

This course is a practicum in literary publishing, with an emphasis on poetry publishing. Students will be exposed to (and do real work on behalf of) the poetry series of Persea Books, a venerable publishing house based in New York City. (All student work will be done on MU campus.) Student projects may include reading and reporting on submissions, writing press releases, doing web research for book covers and publicity outlets, proofing book galleys, assisting with author tours and promotion, and co-administering contests. Interested students will also have the opportunity to gain familiarity with some practical (and resumé-building) facets of the book publishing business, such as contracts, subsidiary rights, and copyright application.

To apply for the Persea internship, please submit a one-page cover letter, describing your interest and any relevant experience or coursework, and a resumé to Dr. Dana Kinnison, English Projects Coordinator. Hand deliver materials to 114 Tate Hall or email them to Applications received by March 2 will be prioritized, but those receive thereafter will be considered on a rolling basis, if space remains available.