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Tupelo Press is an award winning independent literary press that publishes fine fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in books that are a joy to hold as well as read. We also publish Tupelo Quarterly, an electronic literary journal with an annual print anthology. Tupelo Press is a nonprofit corporation and relies on public support to carry out our mission of extraordinary work that may be outside the realm of large commercial publishers. We publish both well-known and emerging authors, and have over 120 books in print. Tupelo Press is a recipient of grants from the NEA and other charitable organizations.

Interns will be involved in most aspects of the Press and its activities. Responsibilities will include: processing manuscript submissions, book order fulfillment, maintaining databases, updating website and social media content, research on funding opportunities and other topics, publicity and public relations support, customer and author support, event planning, graphic design, filing, copying. Though there may be some copy-editing and manuscript coordination opportunities available, this is largely a managerial and administrative internship, not an editorial one. It is our hope that by learning many of the business and organizational aspects of publishing, our interns will be better prepared for a career in the industry.

Required Skills
Ideal candidates will have basic computer and internet research skills, excellent written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills, the ability to work well individually and with others, an eye
for detail, good judgment, and a willingness to take initiative. An interest in business management, databases, bookkeeping and accounting, graphic design, e-books, or book publicity is a plus.

A pleasant and dedicated attitude is a must.

Summer sessions typically run 4, 6, or 8 weeks. We can work with colleges and universities to award college credit. Housing is not provided, but may be found in the local area. Hours are extremely flexible, within the Monday - Friday 8 am 4 pm framework. During summer only, an extremely modest stipend may be available to help cover lodging, meals, and transportation. Free books, strong coffee, and wholesome baked goods are provided generously, and the occasional free lunch is available.
Hours per Week
20-30, for 4, 6, or 8 weeks
Start Date
Tupelo Press
P.O. Box 1767
243 Union St # 305
Contact Person
Sarah Russell
Additional Infomation
Send your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your interest in publishing and in Tupelo Press to:
Tupelo Press, Office Manager Sarah Russell, P.O. Box 1767, North Adams, MA 01247
or via email to No phone calls, please.
For additional information, contact:

Career Services Center
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247-4100