The purpose of the Luci Shaw Fellowship is to expose a promising undergraduate student to the world of literary publishing and the nonprofit arts organization, and to introduce fellows to the contemporary dialogue about art and faith that surrounds Image, its programs, its contributors, and its peer organizations.In short, we're looking for summer fellows who share our vision for the place art has in the life of faith, and who are also diligent, meticulous, and responsible about the daily details.The fellowship works on the principle of learning-by-osmosis; we think that by hanging around our offices and observing what we do all day, you can begin to understand the field of literary publishing. To wit: in order to make the Image enterprise go, we all need to do a certain amount of non-glorious, non-intellectual detail work, editors included. Your first lesson about publishing: there's a lot of grunt work. Just like the editors, fellows have a balance of grunt work (daily processing) and glory work (more interesting on-going projects).The workweek is 30 hours, with flexible scheduling. We are willing to accommodate more hours for class credit if needed. Ideally we'd like you to begin in mid-June and work through the end of August—this works best because at Seattle Pacific University we are on the quarter system. We understand that students at semester schools may need to return to school a little earlier. We do ask for a minimum commitment of 10 weeks.Fellows stay in a one-bedroom apartment less than a mile from the Seattle Pacific University campus, where the Image offices are located. Rent, water, and electricity are covered. The position is unpaid.Fellows also join us for the Glen Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, during the first week of August. Travel, room, board, and tuition to audit a class are covered. While the fellow is “on call” all week to help with errands and tasks, you'll also be able to sit in on a writing or art class from a nationally known teacher and attend all the readings and presentations. We'll work you pretty hard that week, but it will also be a great crowning adventure for your summer.Fellows will also receive complimentary copies of books by Luci Shaw as well as back issues of Image.
To ApplyEligibility: Any person currently enrolled in a four-year undergraduate institution, or graduating within six months ofApplications are due February 1, and applicants will be notified by the end of February. Download an application. Note: Your application will be more likely to stand out if you send fiction or creative nonfiction instead of an academic term paper. We are looking for good creative prose writers, although we will accept academic papers as well.Questions: Anna Johnson
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