The Georgia Review invites applications for its graduate assistantship from 15 March to 15 April. The commitment is for the academic year and provides a tuition waiver and stipend.
The primary work of this position involves the screening and evaluation of poetry, short fiction, and some nonfiction manuscripts. Secondary duties may include copyediting, fact checking, and proofreading of accepted manuscripts; interviewing authors and/or creating other features for our website; logging in and out of review books; and the training and oversight of undergraduate interns. Candidates should have a strong background in modern and contemporary literature in English, a solid familiarity with various critical approaches to the same, some knowledge of the literary journal and book publishing worlds, and exemplary fundamental writing and editing skills.
Other factors being equal, preference will be given to students who are further along in their degree program. Please direct questions to Soham Patel.
The Georgia Review Internship
Our intern program is evolving to offer a literary magazine experience as close to comprehensive as possible. At present, we offer a limited number of unpaid internships to interested third- or fourth-year University of Georgia students during the academic year. At the outset, the interns’ ten-hour work week is spent reading submissions, while Georgia Review staff members direct interns in their evaluations by holding weekly seminars. After that introductory period, we offer opportunities in each of the three departments of the Review: editorial, production/design, and marketing/outreach. During the first semester, interns cycle through brief rotations with each of the three office departments, learning about each facet of literary magazine work. Interns also complete a related small project in each area, e.g., in an editorial session, interns might work on vetting books for review; in marketing/outreach, they might write a social media post; in production/design, they might work on a short line editing project.
During the second semester, interns choose two departments for seven-week apprenticeships that feature more extensive projects, supervised by the appropriate staff member. As in the first semester, the remainder of their ten weekly hours are spent evaluating manuscripts. We believe this updated approach will prepare interns professionally for work in the publishing field. Interns are eligible for Experiential Learning credit. We review applications each April for the following academic year. Please direct any questions to Douglas Carlson.