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Fellowship – Dalkey Archive Press

We are looking for someone who has made the decision to pursue a career in literary publishing but who does not have the experience that publishers require. This Fellowship gives you the opportunity to work closely with the Publisher of Dalkey Archive in all the areas in which he is involved and to help free up his time to focus entirely on the business of the Press. The Fellowship takes place in Illinois. For non-American applicants, the duration of the Fellowship will be limited to 3 months.

Candidates should possess the following characteristics:    

  • Significant reading knowledge of what Dalkey publishes;
  • Ability to absorb information and acquire new skills quickly;
  • Able to multi-task;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to understand complex issues related to the Press so that tasks are carried out effectively;
  • Broad interest in art and culture;
  • Detail-oriented and very well-organized;
  • Ability to meet all deadlines;
  • Superior writing skills;
  • Ability to handle, and respond well to criticsim
  • One or more foreign languages.

Duties/Responsibilities may include:

  • Maintaining schedule/calendar for the publisher;
  • Proofreading;
  • Researching funders and authors;
  • Traveling with publisher as needed;
  • Communicating with staff and others on behalf of the Publisher (authors and funders);
  • Reading submissions of manuscripts and making recommendations;
  • Maintaining supplies for Illinois office;
  • House-sitting and dog-sitting when publisher travels;
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Fellowship will present the opportunity for fulltime employment based upon skills, knowledge, and increasing responsibilities.

Compensation: Fellows receive free room and board. Further compensation may be discussed as part of the interviewing process.

Start Date: IMMEDIATE

Please send a complete resume with three job-related references and a cover letter explaining qualifications based upon characteristics and duties listed above to Jake Snyder: jsnyder@dalkeyarchive.com

bg awards

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016 took place last night, November 16th at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. The annual awards, which were inaugurated in 2007, celebrate Irish writing, aim to promote the Irish publishing industry and bring Irish books into wider readership. The awards are a wonderful way to bring together writers and publishers and celebrate the books that so much time and energy go into.

Unsurprisingly, Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones, last week’s Goldsmith Prize winner scooped this year’s prize of Novel of the Year. McCormack’s success at home and abroad will hopefully draw more attention to high quality of Irish Writing and more importantly, the quality of Irish publishing. Publishing Ireland’s members also very successful at this year’s awards, (read more…)

The Lifecycle of the Book with AUTHORS, AGENTS & PUBLISHERS

presented by PUBLISHING IRELAND in association with the IRISH WRITERS CENTRE supported by WORDS IRELAND

Publishing Ireland, in association with Words Ireland and the Irish Writers’ Centre is hosting a series of short evening talks on the different aspects of the publishing process, aimed at writers and the general public. The idea is to break down the stages of publishing, from the completion of a manuscript right through to the books being on the shelves and being discussed in the media.

There will be 4 talks in total, covering 4 different stages, those stages being ‘The Writing Process’, ‘Getting Published’, ‘What Publishers Do’ and ‘Reaching the Reader’.

Each talk will involve a panel of three speakers, all experts in their field, who will talk for 15 minutes with an audience Q&A to follow.

The talks will be held on successive Tuesday evenings, from 6.30pm to 8pm in February in The Irish Writers’ Centre.

Talk 4 – Reaching the Reader

Tuesday 28 February  – 6.30pm (read more…)