Internships at Marick Press Beginning and advanced internships are available to students at the Wayne State University Communications department and Journalism School during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Internships, worth four college credits, require that a student work at Marick Press at least twenty hours a week. To qualify for internships, students must complete an application which is reviewed by the director of the departments and Publisher of Marick Press. Internships are competitive — students should apply during registration week for the following semester. While all students are welcome to apply, preference is usually given to juniors and seniors with successful completion of a composition class, public relations and print majors. No prior experience in the publishing field is required; however, a background in writing, computers, or communications is an asset. For more information, contact Marick Press at (313)407-9236. The overall responsibilities of every intern include answering the telephone and correspondence; taking book orders; communicating with poets, vendors, and other publishing professionals and the general public; and providing a first impression of the press to callers. Additional intern projects include:

  • Creating press kits
  • Designing advertisements
  • Designing book catalogs
  • Writing press releases
  • Coordinating manuscript submissions
  • Writing advertising copy
  • Interviewing poets and posting the interviews in blogs and websites
  • Processing book orders
  • Learning Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

An internship at Marick Press will set you apart as a distinguished individual to both graduate schools and employers. Marick Press internships will help WSU graduates to find jobs in publishing, advertising, graphic arts, the nonprofit sector, and other fields. Experience gained here can benefit you for years to come. The intern plays an important role in the continued success of Marick Press. The combined effort of interns, staff, volunteers, and cooperative members provides the press with the flexibility to adapt to administrative and economic hardships that have doomed so many other small press publishers of poetry. Interns gain valuable experience in many aspects of publishing through understanding of day-to-day operations and business practices, from knowledge of computer programs such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and internet applications, to knowledge of editorial, marketing, sales, publicity, design, production, and fund-raising practices. Staff provide a level of one-on-one guidance and support very rare in publishing internships.

Marick Press seeks out and publishes the best new poetry from an eclectic range of aesthetics — poetry that is technically accomplished, distinctive in style, and thematically fresh. In 2008 Marick Press will establish the Marick Poetry Prize, an award for a book-length collection of poetry judged by a poet of national repute.

Through a B.A and a M.A. program in Journalism at Wayne State University, Marick Press permits graduate students enrolling in publishing courses the opportunity for hands-on experience in the daily business of a small press, including initial manuscript readings, pre-press production, and marketing tasks. An undergraduate internship is available each semester as well for qualified students. Many Marick Press authors have acheived national prominence, including titles that have been reviewed in The New Yorker, ALA Booklist, Ms, Harvard Review, Calyx, Ploughshares, and other publications. Marick Press titles have been featured in such magazines as Poets & Writers and Poetry Daily. If you are interested in internships at Marick Press please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (313) 407-9236.


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Sept24The Poets’ Follies Reading Series, sponsored by Marick Press and The Oakland University Writing Center, will feature the poetry of David Young, Todd Swift and Jason Storms at 6:30PM. The reading will be followed by a question and answer session.
Wednesday September 24, 2014
6:30PM, Room 212, Kresge Library at Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309 
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