2005 Summer Creative
Writing & Publishing Internship


Current college juniors are invited to apply for this unique, challenging two-month summer internship position. Interns conceive of, develop, and write a book (approximately 64-128 pages in length) which will be considered for publication. Interns receive editorial support, an introduction to the publishing industry, and a generous stipend.

Blue Mountain Arts is a leading publisher of greeting cards and books and the creator of the popular bluemountain.com website. Rabbit's Foot Press is a new division of the company devoted to developing fresh book concepts. We have had great success with our college internship program; some recent books written by summer interns include:

> A Girl's Guide to College: Making the Most Out of the Best Four Years of Your Life.
> The Redhead Handbook: A Fun and Comprenhensive Guide to Red Hair and More!
> What Animal Are You?
> The (reluctant, nervous, lazy, broke, busy, confused) College Student's Cookbook

Before applying, get a sense for our previous books, and keep in mind that we are looking for surprising, unusual ideas. Please note that we cannot consider book proposals for fiction, poetry, academic studies, children’s books, or journalistic non-fiction. For more details about us and the books we publish, please see www.sps.com and www.rabbitsfootpress.com; for more information about the kinds of books the internships program has produced, please e-mail internship2005@rabbitsfootpress.com.

Who: Current college juniors (class of 2006).
When: June and July, 2005 (approximately; final schedule TBA).
Where: One week in our Creative Office in San Diego, CA, with transportation and lodging paid for by us. For the remainder of the internship you may work at any location of your choice—in the past, interns have worked from home, have stayed on campus at their colleges, or have lived with friends in a city of their choice.
Stipend: $2,000/month for two months.
Deadline: Applications must be received byApril 8th, 2005.

"It's hard to imagine a better summer job than this for anyone interested in writing or publishing. I was really pleased with the independence it offered, combined with what I got to learn about the actual business of making publications."
— Steve Hely, Harvard '02 (Now a writer for “American Dad”)

"I have to say it was by far the best intern experience I've ever had."
— Bryan Walsh, Princeton '01 (Now a reporter for Time Magazine in Hong Kong)

To apply, you'll need to send us:

1. A short letter (1 page maximum) telling us about yourself and your previous writing experiences.

2. Two book proposals. Each proposal should be no longer than one paragraph (300 words maximum). Include a potential title for the book, a description of its subject and content, and an explanation of why you would feel confident writing it.

3. A writing sample no longer than one page, single spaced. This sample should show us what a representative page from the middle of one of your books might look like.

4. Please also include your resume and a photocopy/scan of your transcript.

This is a highly competitive internship and selection will be based primarily on the creativity and appropriateness of your proposals and the quality of your writing sample.

Applications can be submitted as e-mail attachments (preferred) or by regular mail:

2005 Summer Internship
c/o SPS Studios
7917 Ivanhoe Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

Remember, in order to consider your application, we must receive it by April 8th, 2005. Notification of acceptance will be made by April 30th, 2005. If you have any questions about the application procedure, please e-mail internship2005@rabbitsfootpress.com.

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