Turk’s Head Review magazine seeks qualified English and/or Creative Writing majors to help with editorial duties, promotional initiatives, and writing assignments (blogging and reviewing). Turk’s Head Review (URL: turksheadreview.tumblr.com) combines the power of blogging with a selective small press literary magazine. Works of accepted authors are published online and in periodic print-on-demand issues. The magazine would like to increase web visibility and publishing frequency, to build its readership, and to further its mission of fostering stronger ties to the local literary community. The magazine is edited by James Esch, Senior Lecturer English at Widener, jmesch@widener.edu, 610-499-1060.

For 2014-2015, this unpaid internship will be offered on a “not for credit” basis. Student interns can expect to gain valuable experience in editing, writing and publishing, make important contacts in the literary publishing field, and boost their professional credentials.

As an editorial assistant, the intern will assume several responsibilities, which includes any of the following:

  • Read and score creative submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction
  • Copyedit accepted manuscripts before publication
  • Process manuscripts on Submittable.com
  • Assist with editing and layout for print-on-demand issues
  • Assist with promotional efforts (social media, marketing, email)
  • Contribute occasional blog posts about local literary events and relevant web content
  • Write online reviews of books, plays, films (with byline)

Expected workload
The intern should expect to work an estimated 2 to 3 hours per week, with periodic office visits to review assignments and progress. Regular contact via email is expected.

The student also will write Pre- and Post-Reflection pieces about the internship experience: expectations and results. These reflections will be used for program assessment.
To apply
Submit a cover letter, résumé, brief writing sample (academic paper or campus publication), and list of personal references to the English department:

Dr. Janine Utell, Associate Professor and Chair of English

Widener University