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Assistant Editor (Internship)

How Curious!

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!

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


  • 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 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.

  • Candidate mustbe able to meet regularly via weekly Zoom meetings.

  • 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!


  • 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