Milk Press is the publishing arm and the newest initiative of The Poetry Society of New York, and works to foster collaborations between the visual art and poetry worlds through public installations and both book and online publishing. Milk is seeking an Editorial Intern to help manage and solicit submissions, act as a liaison between internal and external patrons, aid in the publishing and production process, and ultimately help mold the voice of the press, allowing you to understand the inner workings of an independent press and non-profit. Please upload a resume and cover letter for your submission. 

Essential Job Duties

- Read through both online and manuscript submissions and assist the editors in discerning which submissions to choose. 

· Solicit submissions from external contacts. 

· Research grants. 

· Help manage the blog and weekly newsletter. 

· Assist Editor-in-Chief with various tasks. 

Skills Required

· Strong interest in poetry. 

· Bachelors degree in English, writing, art, or something related. (Preferred)

· Ability to work in a team atmosphere, but also to work independently and efficiently.

· Proven editing skills and a discerning eye.

· Ability to apply sound judgment and problem-solving skills to conflicts. 

· Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication.

About Us

The Poetry Society of New York is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a simple mission: to redefine and reestablish poetry’s essential position in the culture-at-large. We accomplish this mission by creating new models for the presentation of poetry, fostering vibrant and progressive poetry communities across the globe, cultivating relationships in the worlds of art, literature, design and commerce, and by the presenting the works of New York City to the world. Our projects include but aren’t limited to The New York City Poetry Festival, The Typewriter Project, The Poetry Brothel, and Milk Press; we move through the poetry world to open up that circle and unite the community of makers and the community of appreciators in fresh and unconventional ways. 

Milk Press Happenings seeks visual, installation, and performance art that steeps itself in poetry, identity, social critique, cultural contemplation, body politics, empathy, and everything within and beyond. 

Underrepresented voices are in particular encouraged to apply. We believe strongly in diversity and inclusion and strive to ensure that our authors and artists represent the variety of cultures, backgrounds, and unique viewpoints that shape our world. 

We focus on work by emerging artists but will consider work from more established artists as well. 

Submit no more than 10 artworks for consideration. 

Milk Press seeks poetry and visual art that steeps itself in identity, performance, social critique, cultural contemplation, body politics, empathy, and everything within and beyond. Underrepresented voices are in particular encouraged to apply. We believe strongly in diversity and inclusion and strive to ensure that our authors and artists represent the variety of cultures, backgrounds, and unique viewpoints that shape our world.

We focus on publishing work by emerging artists, so feel free to submit your first book! We will, however, consider work from more established artists as well. We exclusively publish collaborative books of poetry and visual art. That said, you may submit your individual collection, and if we love it, we’ll work with you to find an artist or poet whose work pairs well with yours. 

Collaborative manuscripts should be between 30-250 pages. Individual manuscripts should be between 15-125 pages. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know as soon as possible if your book is accepted elsewhere. We take pride in paying royalties to all our authors and artists. 

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Milk Press seeks poetry and visual art that steeps itself in identity, performance, social critique, cultural contemplation, body politics, empathy, and everything within and beyond. Underrepresented voices and emerging artists are in particular encouraged to apply. We believe strongly in diversity and inclusion and strive to ensure that our authors and artists represent the variety of cultures, backgrounds, and unique viewpoints that shape our world.

Milk features one poem and one piece of visual art per week on Spilt Milk, our press' blog. Please limit your poetry submissions to 5 poems. 

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Thank you for your interest in applying to become a cast member of The Poetry Brothel. Artists from underrepresented communities are in particular encouraged to apply.

In your application, you will need to include your professional name; a cover letter; the city where you reside, a link to your website, portfolio, or Instagram page; your character name & bio (this need not contain any factual or professional information); at least one headshot or other photo of yourself; and an audition video. If you are applying to be one of the poets, please also include 5 pages of your poetry as a PDF. 

In your cover letter, we encourage you to explain your interest in The Poetry Brothel and your background as an artist and performer. If you have any experience working in the sex industry, please also feel safe to mention it here. 

The audition video should be between 30 seconds and 5 minutes. Feel free to shoot the video on your iPhone; we don't need anything professionally produced. We simply want to get a sense of your personality, style, and voice while seeing a little bit of what you do. If you are a poet, perform a poem! If you are a dancer, we'd love to see a routine. If you are a singer, sing for us. If you read tarot, show us a sample reading.

Good luck, and we look forward to exploring your work!

The Poetry Society of New York