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Interns perform a variety of duties, most of which are clerical in nature. During the internship, interns are encouraged to explore the extensive collection of children’s books in the office and ask many questions. Involvement with the production of Horn Book publications and the accessibility of the Horn Book staff provide an exceptional educational opportunity for those with a specific interest in children’s literature.

Editorial interns posted with The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide Online assist with managing incoming books, distributing books to reviewers, shelving books in the office collection, filing reviews, maintaining the Horn Book database, occasional light typing and proofreading, mailing out complimentary issues, reading and critiquing books under consideration for review, and fact-checking articles and reviews.

The Horn Book, Inc., offers internships for the spring, summer, and fall terms. Hours may vary according to the needs of the intern and Horn Book staff, but are generally ten to twelve hours per week. Longer hours are considered on a case-by-case basis for students who need them for school credit. Interns are paid $12 per hour.

Applicants should have a strong interest in children’s literature and should familiarize themselves with the Horn Book’s publications before applying. Cover letter and resume should be emailed to Shoshana Flax (sflax@hbook.com).


Spring term internships: November 1
Summer term internships: April 1
Fall term internships: July 7

Freelance reviewers

The Horn Book, Inc. considers applications from potential book reviewers. Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of youth literature, ideally with specific subject or genre expertise, and professional experience working with children and books, along with excellent writing skills. The Horn Book is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in employment. Cover letter, resume, and relevant writing samples should be emailed to: magazine at hbook.com or mailed to: The Horn Book, Inc., 300 The Fenway, Palace Road Building, Suite P-311, Boston, MA 02115.

Freelance writers

Potential contributors are advised to have a solid familiarity with The Horn Book Magazine before submitting manuscripts. Articles submitted should be of a critical nature on some aspect of children’s literature and should be no longer than 1600 words. Please allow four months for a decision on acceptance. Payment is received upon publication. The magazine does not publish fiction, nor does it publish work by children. To submit an article please email: magazine@hbook.com with the subject line “Submission.” You may also mail your submission to: The Horn Book, Inc., 300 The Fenway, Palace Road Building, Suite P-311, Boston, MA 02115.

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