Sarabande Books is a nonprofit literary publisher founded in 1994 to champion diverse forms and innovative voices. For more information about the press, visit:

Sarabande's internship program now offers three internship positions in each of our fall, spring, and summer seasons. Interns who complete our program gain the skills, references, and experience to launch their career in publishing. 

Each intern will work closely with one director but will receive comprehensive exposure to editorial, marketing, development, and programming. We are currently accepting applications to fill our Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Summer 2019 openings. 

Responsibilities may include: 

  • Follow production process from manuscript acceptance to finished book.
  • Assist with special marketing and outreach initiatives.
  • Assist in planning local events and readings.
  • Update our website and blog and create monthly e-newsletter.
  • Proofread manuscripts and publicity materials.
  • Organize contest submissions and respond to guideline requests.
  • Help with grant research.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings.
  • Meet with editor-in-chief and managing editor.
  • Perform daily office duties, including mailings, answering email and phone, data entry, errands.

Interns work from our Louisville office​ 11am-4pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. ​Interns will also be expected to work up to two local events per month​ (book festivals, conferences, fundraising events) that may land on weekends or evenings. Please only apply if you have reliable transportation. This internship is unpaid, but we highly encourage students to apply for college credit and funding. We will do our best to work with your university's for-credit requirements. 

We will ask you for:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in Sarabande Books. 
  • Your resume
  • Your top fifteen contemporary books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (in any combination)
Ends in 4 days, 18 hours $22.00

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Sarabande Writing Residency at Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead

Writers in residence spend two weeks in a private, second-floor apartment located in Blackacre's historic Presley-Tyler farmhouse. During their stay, writers have full access to the conservancy's three-hundred acres of wooded hiking trails and meadows. Accommodations include wifi, laundry, a full kitchen, and access to a Blackacre vehicle. 

Writers are welcome to bring their partners; however, children and pets cannot be accommodated. Writers receive a $200 stipend to help defray travel expenses to and from the residency. 2018 residencies will be scheduled at mutual convenience during the months of May, June, or July.

You will be asked to include the following:

  • Cover letter describing how a residency at Blackacre will contribute to your work 
  • Résumé or CV
  • Writing sample of 10 poems, a single short story, or a single essay