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Jobs and Internships with English

Publishing & Contests



The Oakland Arts Review seeks literary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, comics, and art submissions for publication. Writers and artists must be actively enrolled undergraduate students, both in the United States and abroad, to be considered for publication.


Mistake House welcomes graduate and undergraduate writers from around the world, including work by previously unpublished writers. We accept all submissions in English, and we particularly appreciate pieces that present new perspectives to the reader.


Print-Oriented Bastards is an independent press looking to publish original work from emerging writers and artists. We accept any genre, including but not limited to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, artwork, and hybrids. We release four online issues per year, and read submissions year-round. Please note the season reading periods.


Blue River is a non-profit literary journal produced by Creighton University’s MFA program. We seek to build a new tradition: to foster and celebrate contemporary graduate-level creative writers by publishing their fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. In that spirit, we provide our own MFA students with experience in literary editing and production as a preparation for work in the publishing industry.


The Northern Virginia Review considers previously unpublished short fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, and artwork. We welcome work from all cultural backgrounds that is written from the heart and that speaks to our common humanity.


Every year The Masters Review opens submissions to produce our anthology, a collection of ten stories written by the best emerging authors. Our aim is showcase ten writers who we believe will continue to produce great work. The ten winning writers are nationally distributed in a printed book with their stories and essays exposed to top agents, editors, and authors across the country.



The University of Maryland’s only undergraduate journal of essays on literary topics, is now accepting submissions. The introductions to our past journals have been written by notable faculty members, including Michael Dirda, a Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic, and Michael Olmert, a three-time Primetime Emmy winner.

Undergraduate students from any accredited institution of higher education may submit papers to The Paper Shell Review. Submission by a single author should not exceed three essays. E-mail essays as Microsoft Word attachments to Submissions for this year’s issue will be accepted until Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:59pm (EST).

For the first time, this issue of The Paper Shell Review will have a theme: movement. This is only a soft theme that is open to interpretation; we recommend that authors submit an essay for consideration even if it does not rigidly adhere to the theme. Essays will still be reviewed predominantly for quality of content.

All papers must be double-spaced, in Times New Roman font, numbered, and formatted with one-inch margins. Papers should not exceed 20 pages, but exceptions may be made for essays of superb quality. Essays must follow the Modern Language Association style guidelines as defined in the MLA Guidelines for Writers of Research Papers (latest edition).

The e-mail body accompanying any paper should include the author’s full name, undergraduate institution, current year (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior), paper title, and contact information (e-mail, phone number, current address, and permanent address). The journal is published in print in April and on-line in May on the UMD English Department website.

Click here to view the Paper Shell Review Website.


Be part of DC’s premiere poetry event and the only festival of its kind in the country, highlighting poets working at the intersection of the imagination and social change!

Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2016, to be held April 14-17, 2016, will gather poets, activists, and dreamers in DC for four days of readings, workshops, discussions, youth voices & activism — and YOU CAN BE AT THE HEART OF IT ALL!

 Available Internships:

  • Registration Assistant: Support the festival registration process
  • Volunteer Manager: Recruit, manage, and coordinate festival volunteers
  • Marketing Manager: Oversee festival publicity & social media outreach
  • Venue Manager: Work with festival venues to prepare for festival
  • Special Events Manager: Coordinate call to action event, open mics, festival party, and book fair
  • Fundraising Intern: Supports sponsorship & fundraising efforts

While all internships are unpaid, all interns receive:

  • Free festival registration!
  • Free festival t-shirt!
  • Priceless work experience!
  • Exposure to some of the most significant and artistically vibrant poets today including Amal Al-Jouburi, Jennifer Bartlett, Jan Beatty, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Regie Cabico, Dominique Christina, Martha Collins, Nikky Finney, Ross Gay, Aracelis Girmay, Rigoberto González, Linda Hogan, Dawn Lundy Martin, Craig Santos Perez, and Ocean Vuong – plus, U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera at a special festival kick-off event.

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and a brief prose (no poetry please!) writing sample of up to 2 pages to Tiana Trutna at by December 18.

Be Part of the Split This Rock Festival Leadership Team!