The Oyster River Pages (ORP) Internship is designed for individuals who align themselves with the values and creative expressions that the journal embodies. ORP seeks to promote underrepresented voices in publication, believing that fostering diversity is the key to a more productive and compassionate society. We see artistic expression as holding potential in liminal spaces so that individuals and groups can speak and be listened to and understood in new ways. Interested applicants should be well-versed in one of ORP's genres (poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction, visual art) and should be able to devote approximately ten hours per month to ORP work from January–September. In exchange, interns will receive ten hours of editorial guidance and mentoring over the course of those months.

Areas that interns may participate in are (and are not limited to):

  • Reporting weekly (or bi-weekly) on submissions

  • Separating slush from potential publications

  • Sending slush declines

  • Consulting with editors on final publishing selections

  • Assisting in website uploading of bios, pictures, pieces, etc.

  • Assisting in emailing contributors regarding bios, pictures, declines etc.

  • Maintaining social media presence

  • Helping to brainstorm and articulate relevant themes for issues

Applications for the 2020 internships will become available in December 2019.