Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Litmag for Writers of Color Seeks Interns

From Marcela Landres:

Hi--I'm on the Board for Kweli, a literary journal for writers of color. Kweli
is currently seeking interns; below is more information. Please forward widely,
and many thanks in advance. Cheers, Marcela

Litmag for Writers of Color Seeks Interns

Kweli is a newborn journal and yet it is set to become home to the most
curious and most compelling artists of color. As a collective, their work
reflects a world that is "complex, multi-vocal and contradictory." Recent
and forthcoming contributors to Kweli include Nelly Rosario, Thomas
Sayers Ellis, Lorna Goodison, Victor LaValle, and Santee Frazier.

Kweli is looking for highly motivated editorial interns who want to learn
the literary journal business. Intern responsibilities include reviewing
manuscripts, conducting research, and assisting with administrative tasks.
Kweli needs interns that are detail-oriented, close readers, and strong
writers. Internships are generally unpaid; interns must work a minimum
of 8-10 hours per week. Artists of color are encouraged to apply. Research
will be on two fronts:

1. Kweli wants to expand its outreach to emerging writers of color. They
have recently added Diné College to their e-blast list (Diné College is a
two-year, tribally controlled community college on Navajo Indian
Reservation) and they will soon reach out to the Farafina Trust Creative
Writing Initiative in Lagos (a writing workshop spearheaded by
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie).

2. Kweli also needs help gathering research material for their author
interview series, KWELI in CONVERSATION. Previous interviews and essays
(both online and print) need to be compiled and then forwarded to
designated editors.

To apply read the journal by visiting http://www.kwelijournal.com then
mail them a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples. Internships are
available for the summer and timing is flexible. Kweli can be contacted at:

P.O. Box 693
New York, NY 10021
E-mail: kwelijournal@me.com
Website: http://www.kwelijournal.com
Marcela Landres