Opportunities

Managing Editor

We are currently looking for a Managing Editor to handle Dog Horn Publishing’s diverse portfolio of titles, including magazines, books and audio. The Managing Editor would report to the Editor-in-Chief in the day-to-day running of the press.

As all our editors are volunteers, this would an unpaid position at first. However we regularly seek out new funding opportunities, which would allow us to seek other ways of paying our team. This would be ideal for someone with some experience of Adobe Creative Suite, online newsletter editing suites, WordPress and book publishing. Students and recent graduates are more than welcome to apply.

To express your interest in the role, please email an up to date resume/CV to editor@doghornpublishing.com.

Workshop Participants

We are looking for participants across the UK for our Fruit Bruise Press series of workshops. These workshops will be no-cost or low-cost to attend, pending a successful funding application. The workshops will be followed-up with ongoing mentoring and editorial support for a select group of writers identified from each of the sessions. The workshops are suitable for writers of transgressive literary fiction who self-identify with, or whose work deals with issues surrounding, those most excluded from mainstream publishing, including young writers and social minorities. The first of these will be held at Alt.Fiction on 14th April (you will need a festival ticket to attend, although limited bursaries may be available). Please email Alexa Radcliffe-Hart at lexi@doghornpublishing.com.

Sales Representatives

We are looking for freelance sales representatives. Experience of working in the book trade is essential. You should have good contacts, your own transport and the willingness to pitch titles to retailers. You will be expected to deal directly with bookshops and will pass orders onto our distributors or ourselves for fulfilment.

Whether you wish to kickstart your job in trade sales or you wish to diversify your existing portfolio, please get in touch. We are looking for sales representatives for the following regions:

United Kingdom – Yorkshire, North East, North West, Scotland, Midlands, South East, South West
Europe
North America
Australasia

In the first instance, email editor@doghornpublishing.com.

Training & Placements

We offer opportunities for students, postgraduates and aspiring publishers to gain hands-on training and development in publishing, media and the arts. We are flexible and will tailor your own development needs into any placement. We can help you gain experience of publishing, live literature events, marketing and sales; using software such as Adobe Creative Suite; or taking part in the process of bringing titles from manuscript form to print.

Possible areas for exploration might include:

editing, typesetting and proofing
design, web development and branding
marketing, sales and events management
arts administration, finance and project management

We can manage placements from our Manchester base or as an ‘e-placement’, where you undertake training in your own time and via email/Skype. You will be offered opportunities to take part in our activities, with the support and guidance of a named supervisor, and will get a chance to use industry-standard software and technologies for your own development. You might decide, for example, to organise and manage your own event, or to shadow our publisher in his daily routine. You might sit in on workshops or meetings, or take the lead in designing your own marketing campaign. You can decide on your own level of commitment and we will set out and agree upon your own development objectives at the start of the placement. These will be monitored and evaluated by your supervisor.

We can offer contributions to expenses and, where appropriate, occasionally offer paid contract work.

Such opportunities will focus on the business of publishing and are not suitable for those who wish to be writers only.

Please email editor@doghornpublishing.com to discuss your ideas.

Volunteers

We are always looking for keen volunteers to join our team. We offer volunteering opportunities such as:

slush reading
copyediting and proofing
organising local events

Join the Horned Pack

Are you a blogger? A student who is active on campus and wants to throw literary events? A lover of books with bite and writing with risk?

We’re able to offer posters, free books, prizes and other great benefits for those who wish to spread the word about Dog Horn Publishing and our work. Perhaps you might want to host a reading, or fancy presenting copies of our books to your local shops and libraries, or want to run a review in your blog or magazine. However you think you might be able to help, please get in touch and let us know. Email editor@doghornpublishing.com for more information.

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