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The Oxford American is seeking an intern for our new podcast, Points South, which will premiere in September!
No previous podcast experience is needed for this 10/hr per week unpaid internship. We are looking for someone with an interest in audio storytelling and a familiarity with the Oxford American.
This person will conduct audio research, edit transcripts, factcheck scripts, help maintain the production calendar, and assist in distributing and marketing the podcast in both OA and third party channels.
We’re looking for someone with strong writing, editing, and research skills and a commitment to the Oxford American’s mission of exploring the complexity and vitality of the South. The internship will run from September 15–December 15, and we’d be delighted to coordinate academic credit for this position with the intern’s university, though that’s not a requirement. (This is a remote position; hours can be set to best fit the intern's schedule, though we prefer consistency throughout the internship period.)
Applicants should send an email with the subject line “Points South Intern” to podcast [@] oxfordamerican.org. In the body of the email, please include a letter detailing interest and specific qualifications for the role and attach a 1-2 pg résumé.
Applications received prior to September 1 will receive full consideration.
The Oxford American offers a comprehensive year-round editorial internship program.
Internships are unpaid, and we have full-time and part-time positions available. Internship terms begin in January, June, and September, though the program provides some flexibility for starting dates. Six-month internships are also available. The Oxford American's office is located in the South Main neighborhood of Little Rock, Arkansas, and we have a satellite office on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
We accept applications for all terms year-round but please note the following deadlines:
The duties of an intern include editing, fact-checking and research, proofreading, answering phones, generating article ideas, and monitoring the progress of special projects. Interns participate in the planning of issues, evaluate manuscript submissions, and are encouraged to write for oxfordamerican.org.
Applications should include a résumé and writing samples. Please specify the term for which you are applying.
Submit your application using this form. Simply create a Submittable account and follow the instructions to attach your materials.
Thank you for your interest.
Deadline: April 8, 2019
The Oxford American welcomes submissions for The Oxford American Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship. Fellow will receive a $10,000 living stipend, housing, and an editorial apprenticeship with the Oxford American toward a nine-month residency in the thriving creative capital, Central Arkansas. Submissions will reopen at the end of the year. Read more about eligibility and guidelines, here. Or apply now via Submittable.
The Oxford American welcomes fiction and nonfiction submissions, as well as proposals for articles. We accept submissions via Submittable. (There is a $3 processing fee for most categories.) The Oxford American does not accept submissions on paper and cannot return manuscripts sent to the office.
Please familiarize yourself with recent issues of the magazine before you submit. The Oxford American can be purchased at discerning bookstores and newsstands everywhere. Single-copy issues and back issues may be purchased here. Issues appear in March, June, September, and November. Our annual Southern Music Issue appears in November.
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“Perhaps the liveliest literary magazine in America.”
—The New York Times
“The magazine’s writers share a passion for music, a respect for ideas, and a flair for writing.”
“A sort of Southern version of The New Yorker.”
“The Oxford American is a thriving example of a modern literary magazine—eager to experiment, yet firmly in control of its editorial voice; alive to history but bracingly contemporary.”
—2016 National Magazine Award citation
The Oxford American is a nonprofit, quarterly literary magazine dedicated to featuring the best in Southern writing while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South.
The magazine was founded in 1992 in Oxford, Mississippi, by Marc Smirnoff and is known for featuring original work by such literary powerhouses as ZZ Packer, Charles Portis, Kiese Laymon, Rebecca Wells, Nikky Finney, Allan Gurganus, Ernest Gaines, C. E. Morgan, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Jesmyn Ward, and many others, while also routinely publishing emerging writers. The OA is likewise known for publishing a wide range of fine art and photography in every issue, including works from Thornton Dial Sr., Jungjin Lee, Eudora Welty, Sally Mann, Gordon Parks, Carroll Cloar, Roger May, Christopher Rodriguez, Eleanor Davis, and William Eggleston.
Since 1997, the Oxford American has published its annual Southern Music Issue, for which we have received wide praise—from the Seattle Weekly to Salon to Tom Petty. We believe American culture is profoundly influenced by Southern music, and each music issue includes not only what the Houston Chronicle calls “the single best music-related magazine of any given year,” but our sought-after CD, curated by the editors to showcase the region’s hugely varied musical legacy.
The OA relocated to Arkansas in the early 2000s and, under the auspices of a newly formed nonprofit organization, the Oxford American affiliated itself with the University of Central Arkansas. In addition to publishing the magazine, the Oxford American explores Southern culture through experiences like panels, readings, films, and concerts. We also offer a robust internship program, offering students and post-graduates unique opportunities to engage with all aspects of publishing an ambitious, national magazine.
Roger D. Hodge became the second editor of the magazine in September 2012. In October 2015, Eliza Borné was announced as the third editor.
The journalism and literature published in the Oxford American has received numerous prizes, including The O. Henry Prize and The Pushcart Prize, and has been featured in The Best American Essays, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, and The Best American Travel Writing. Over its quarter century, the Oxford American has won four National Magazine Awards—including an award for General Excellence in 2016.