If you are Canadian and like comics, Montreal-based Drawn & Quarterly is offering an exciting new program: a paid publishing fellowship that will focus on all facets of the book business: editorial; production and design; marketing and sales; and retail.
You can read all the details (and necessary qualifications) at the D&Q blog but here’s a bit more about the position:
The paid position will be in the company’s Mile-Ex office in Montreal, Monday through Thursday, 32 hours a week, 9:30-5:30. The fellowship will be offered biannually: a winter fellow (mid-January through mid-June) with an application deadline of October 1; and a summer fellow (mid-July through mid-November) with an application deadline of March 1. The fellow will interact with all departments and be invited to sit in on meetings.
D+Q is an independent 28-year old international graphic novel publisher that has outstanding production and editorial values; is a firm believer in creators’ rights and sound business practices; and publishes on average 25 books a year by both new cartoonists and authors whom the company has been publishing for three decades. The company is also a Montreal book retailer whose mission is to provide a dedicated sales and events platform for quality independent comics, literary, and poetry presses from across North America.
We regret that we are unable to provide support for moving expenses. We invite people to submit applications for summer 2018 and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, women, and those with diverse life experiences.
Recent graduates or under graduates or people with relevant small press experiences are best suited for the position.
You also need to be punctual and professional. D&Q runs a tight ship so they are not kidding around!
It’s a grand opportunity to study the comics publishing business with one of the finest North American comics companies.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.