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Career Opportunities

Want to join the Curious Curls crew?

 

Check this page for openings and options for how you can get involved!

Assistant Editor (Internship)

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Description
Curious Curls is looking for an assistant editor to help read works, reach out to authors for projects, and help in other ways. This is an unpaid internship, but it is a perfect opportunity to get involved for English undergraduate students looking to get experience in editing, publishing, and the literary community!


About
Curious Curls Publishing is a small and relatively new press. Our goal is to help authors get books published, with a focus on works that evoke creativity and curiosity.


Responsibilities

  • Candidate must be able read manuscripts in sufficient time, while being able to identify strengths, weaknesses, typos, craft elements, etc.

  • Candidate must be able to communicate with authors in a professional and welcoming manner via email.

  • Candidate should be comfortable with reading books and interviewing authors.

  • Candidate must be able to proficiently navigate through literary journal/magazine, book, publisher, and author websites.

  • Candidate should be able to work independently, but should be sure to check-in and ask for help when needed.

  • Candidate must be able to meet regularly via weekly Zoom meetings.  These meetings typically run outside of standard business hours, such as weekends or evening, but we will work to fit your schedule.

  • Workload is dependent on the number of manuscript submissions, what is occurring in terms of projects, etc.  Workload should never exceed 5-10 hours a week, if it even comes close to that figure.

  • Candidate should be comfortable with being on video for TikTok staff content, etc.

  • Other duties may include providing content for the website, sending out rejection emails, etc.

  • This position can go as far as you would like. If you would like to find other ways to help out or are interested in other roles, just reach out!

Qualifications

  • Candidate should be very familiar with books and English as a subject. 

  • Literary journal or publishing experience is a plus, but not required.

  • Candidate must have experience in workshops or editing.

  • An ideal candidate can work for at least 6 months.

  • In-progress undergraduate/graduate degree in English, Journalism, or related field preferred, but not required.

  • Preferred candidates are open-minded, friendly, and...curious!

If you are interested in this position, please email a resume and a cover letter to christian.loeffler@curiouscurlspublishing.com.  This position will remain open until filled.  Due to a large number of applicants, we may not be able to respond to every applicant.  If we are interested, you can expect hear back from us within a month.

Social Media Coordinator (Internship)

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Description

Curious Curls is looking for a Social Media Coordinator to manage its social media accounts. This is an unpaid internship, but it is a perfect opportunity to get involved for business/marketing/English undergraduate students looking to get experience in social media engagement!

 

About

Curious Curls Publishing is a small and relatively new literary press. Our goal is to help writers get published, with a focus on works that evoke creativity and curiosity.

 

Responsibilities

  • Candidate must be able to post daily content for accounts (FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc) and weekly content for TikTok. Candidate should also be comfortable with self-recording for videos as needed (see our TikTok).

  • Candidate must be able to create new content, even when there is not much happening in terms of publications/news.

  • Posts may include book recommendations, questions/polls for readers, etc. We will have recommendations and resources to facilitate ideas. You can also check out posts on one of our accounts: @CuriousCurlsPub on platforms such as Instagram to get an idea.

  • Candidate must be able to show professionalism.

  • Candidate should be able to work independently, but should be sure to check-in and ask for help when needed. Opinions and advice on promotional materials, newsletters, etc. may be needed and candidate is expected to have an active voice.

  • 10 hours of work each week

  • Staff meetings are weekly via Zoom, with time/day flexibility.

  • Candidate must be able to create inclusive content that is able to be enjoyed by a large demographic. What appeals to younger audiences? Older? American Classic fans? Sci-fi fans? Writers? Readers?

  • Other miscellaneous duties may include soliciting authors for different forms of involvement, updating pages on the website, seeking out entertaining short stories, reading manuscripts, etc.

  • This position can go as far as you would like. If you would like to find other ways to help out or are interested in other roles (such as reading manuscripts on a larger-scale, helping with editing, assisting with website management, interviewing authors, etc.), note this in your cover letter!

 

Qualifications

  • Candidate should be very familiar with books and English as a subject. Literary magazine or publishing experience is a plus, but we are glad to teach candidates the ropes!

  • An ideal candidate can work for at least 6 months. The exact time length would be decided by contract.

  • Candidate is able attend weekly staff meetings (typically running for less than an hour). There is time flexibility and we will make sure to work with your schedule, but these will likely fall outside of traditional business hours, whether during the evening or during weekends.

  • In-progress undergraduate degree in English, Business, Marketing, etc. preferred, but not required. As an unpaid internship and a small press, we just want to make sure candidates can pull the most from this opportunity.

  • Knowledge or experience in gathering followers on social media preferred.

  • Preferred candidates are open-minded, friendly, understanding, and...curious!

 

If you are interested in this position, please email a resume and a cover letter to christian.loeffler@curiouscurlspublishing.com.  Applications will be accepted until filled.  Due to a large number of applicants, we may not be able to respond to every applicant.  If we are interested, you can expect hear back from us within a month.

Book Cover Artist (Contract)

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Description

Curious Curls is looking for a Book Cover Artist for an upcoming project.  This is a short contract opportunity.  We are a very small press and can only provide pocket change ($80) for individual project.  If you are an art or graphic design student who wants an opportunity to get involved on a project or have a resume-builder, this might be a great opportunity for you in particular.

About

Curious Curls Publishing is a small and relatively new literary press. Our goal is to help writers get published, with a focus on works that evoke creativity and curiosity.

Current Projects

Some details for each project can be found below.  More details for specific projects will be provided upon interview/meetup.  We prefer to see what work you already have in your portfolio that might match the style or themes we interested in.  Please submit even if you are unsure of what we are looking for; sometimes it simply takes seeing artwork to realize what would work best.  We may also update this posting as we find art styles we like in other venues, but there are a broad range of ideas included.  We want our artists to have a lot of freedom.

PROJECT:

  • Looking for fantasy-themed cover

  • Nature scenes, such as woods, waters, or port towns possibly.  Especially painted scenery.

  • Interested in seeing magical powers, especially those of natural elements.

  • One possible design is an orb, with elemental magic swirling around it, and inside the orb a town/scene of some sort

  • Some book covers we like: The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper by A. J. Fitzwater, Seafire by Natalie C. Parker, or The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell; do not feel like your design/style needs to like these however.

 

Responsibilities

  • Candidates should be communicative and email back-and-forth regularly. The deadline for the book art will be 3-4 weeks from hire for our first project.

  • Candidates should be open to a Zoom session or two, where details about the project can be discussed. One session maybe be prior to hire.

  • Artist should be familiar with managing DPI, image file types, creating images to fit certain measurement requirements, etc.

  • Your name will be included on the back cover and on the information page of the book.  You will also be listed on our website and social media.  While not required, we would love to have artists be featured on our YouTube channel and TikTok.

  • Illustrations are the only required component of this task (we do not need you to also create the text for the book).  We are open to text designs and can compensate you additionally if we like your design, however.

Qualifications​​

  • Send a portfolio of your work or link to your work.

  • Send a resume.

  • A brief cover letter/email-paragraph is optional, but preferred.

  • Preferred candidates are open-minded, friendly, understanding, and...curious!

If you are interested in this position, please email a resume and a cover letter to christian.loeffler@curiouscurlspublishing.com.  Applications will be accepted until filled.  Due to a large number of applicants, we may not be able to respond to every applicant.  If we are interested, you can expect hear back from us within a month.

Map Artist (Contract)

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Description

Curious Curls is looking for a Map Artist for an upcoming project.  This is a short contract opportunity.  We are a very small press and can only provide pocket change ($50) for individual project.  If you are an art or graphic design student who wants an opportunity to get involved on a project or have a resume-builder, this might be a great opportunity for you in particular.

About

Curious Curls Publishing is a small and relatively new literary press. Our goal is to help writers get published, with a focus on works that evoke creativity and curiosity.

Current Projects

Some details for each project can be found below.  More details for specific projects will be provided upon interview/meetup.  We prefer to see what work you already have in your portfolio that might match the style or themes we interested in.  Please submit even if you are unsure of what we are looking for; sometimes it simply takes seeing artwork to realize what would work best.  We may also update this posting as we find art styles we like in other venues, but there are a broad range of ideas included.  We want our artists to have a lot of freedom.

PROJECT:

  • Looking for someone to create a map of a fantasy land.

  • Features may be names of locations, landmarks, etc.

  • We are open to all types of styles currently, so if you like making maps, you may be the one!

 

Responsibilities

  • Candidates should be communicative and email back-and-forth regularly. The deadline for the book art will be 3-4 weeks from hire for our first project.

  • Candidates should be open to a Zoom session or two, where details about the project can be discussed. One session maybe be prior to hire.

  • Artist should be familiar with managing DPI, image file types, creating images to fit certain measurement requirements, etc.

Qualifications​​

  • Send a portfolio of your work or link to your work.

  • Send a resume.

  • A brief cover letter/email-paragraph is optional, but preferred.

  • Preferred candidates are open-minded, friendly, understanding, and...curious!

If you are interested in this position, please email a resume and a cover letter to christian.loeffler@curiouscurlspublishing.com.  Applications will be accepted until filled.  Due to a large number of applicants, we may not be able to respond to every applicant.  If we are interested, you can expect hear back from us within a month.