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Hunger Mountain Fellowship


$10,000 Working Fellowship for VCFA Writing Student

The Hunger Mountain Fellowship is for a VCFA writing student in the MFA in Writing, MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults, or MFA in Writing & Publishing degree programs, and is open to a student in any semester/year of study. The HM Fellowship awards $10,000  for 15 hours of wsnowy collehe hallork per week in the HM office, and will be awarded to a highly qualified applicant.

Qualifications and Description of Duties

The Hunger Mountain fellow will work 15 hours/week in the Hunger Mountain office in Montpelier, Vermont. We’re looking for a curious, motivated MFA student eager to contribute to the editorial practices of a literary journal. The ideal Fellow has excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, meticulous attention to detail, plenty of computer savvy, great communication skills, and a strong interest in or experience with publishing. Knowledge of FileMaker Pro, Excel, and HTML a plus.

Because Hunger Mountain is a small operation, the HM Fellow will likely take part in all aspects of the editorial, production, promotional, and fundraising processes.

Duties may include processing submissions and contest entries, both online and via surface mail; processing contest fees; compiling monthly budget packets; corresponding with manuscript readers, editors, and contributors; generating contributor contracts; updating contributor databases; creating publication schedules and notifying HM staff and contributors of upcoming deadlines; updating subscriber databases; corresponding with subscribers, lapsed subscribers, and potential subscribers; reading and evaluating submissions; managing literary content on HM website; creating newsletter content; creating promotional material; assisting with layout and ordering decisions for print issue; copy editing and proofreading; setting up eBay store for manuscript critique auction; and other special projects.

The Hunger Mountain fellow must be physically present in the Hunger Mountain offices in Montpelier, Vermont.

Interested applicants should submit a resume or CV, letter of interest, and list of 3 references to hungermtn@vcfa.edu.

Applications are accepted every August 1 for a September 1 Fellowship start date.