The Literary Publishing Internship

February 14, 2017

The Common mentors 12 students each year as part of the Literary Publishing Internship. Participating students are involved in all aspects of publishing and work with established and emerging writers from around the world. — Video by Marcus DeMaio.

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An award-winning literary magazine based at Amherst College, The Common publishes stories, essays, poems and images with a strong sense of place. We publish two print issues per year and maintain a vibrant digital magazine. Since its debut in 2011, The Common has published more than 2000 pieces from over 800 authors from 40 countries. Pieces from The Common have been selections and notable mentions in the prestigious Best American series. Recent short stories published in The Common have been awarded the O. Henry Prize, the Pushcart Prize, and the PEN/ American Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. The journal’s editorial vision and design have been praised in The New YorkerThe Boston GlobeSlateThe MillionsOrion Magazine and The Chronicle of Higher Education Read more about The Common...


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