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Anthologist Intern Wanted

So, I've finished up two anthologies, I'm working on a third, I have a fourth scheduled for later this year and there is a serious consideration to a fifth anthology at the beginning of next year.

The first anthology, Grants Pass, won the AU Shadow Award for edited publication. The second one, Close Encounters of the Urban Kind is getting good press and is now being put up for 2010 awards. The third one, Beauty Has Her Way, has a lot of interest already and I have just barely accepted the stories for that one. I don't even want to talk about the fourth anthology, Human Tales, yet—even though it's got subs already.

I have a couple of people turning to me for advice on what it takes to become a successful anthologist (or editor of anthologies). I would say "channel Ellen Datlow" but I can't and if I could, I wouldn't. Because I like her and I'm selfish. (What? I would kill to be on a project with Ellen.)

In any case, I realize I need a little help. I need a second set of eyes on the third and fourth anthologies, working with me to turn them into the stellar products I know they will be. This means I need an intern.

  • You can read and comprehend short stories.
  • You are a picky person when it comes to spelling and grammar.
  • You dream about things being consistent.
  • You are in the Seattle area or live online.
  • You are extremely responsible and responsive.
  • You believe sleep is for the weak.

    What do you get out of interning for me? I'm sorry to say there is no cash involved. However, you will get my gratitude, a couple copies of the anthology, acknowledgement in the anthology, an insider's view on how to put together an anthology, what it takes to go from a collection of stories to become a cohesive anthology worth of awards and people's cash and how to deal with authors.

    There are more non-tangible benefits to come but there's too many to list. Basically, you will have access to my brain, how I do things, how I make them successful and how I've gone from an idea to a full product.

    If this interests you, please email me at jenn.brozek@gmail.com
  • Comments

    ( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
    May. 27th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
    Jenn, why not post on the U Dub internship board? I found my Marketing Assistant intern through the English Department there and he rocks.
    May. 27th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
    What's the URL to that?
    May. 27th, 2010 12:34 pm (UTC)
    Oh, so tempting. If only my plate wasn't so full already.
    May. 27th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
    I will make room, better yet, I'll just get a bigger plate.
    May. 27th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
    This sounds like something I'd like to experience. I'm going to email you now!
    May. 27th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
    OOO, me, me, me!!
    May. 27th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
    Here by way of MG.
    May. 27th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)

    I would be interested in helping you with this. In the real world I am a librarian.

    I came over from Xjenavivex' journal.

    Cypherindigo/Mary Spila
    May. 27th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
    If this interests you, please email me at jenn.brozek@gmail.com
    May. 27th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
    Arrrrrrgh. If I wasn't so committed to the Bay Area, I'd move up there in a second.
    May. 27th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
    The intern is not required to move. Just be responsible, qualified and available online.
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