Apply for a spring Horn Book internship + meet interns Natalie and KP!

Interested in learning more about the children’s book industry, book reviewing, or how magazines and review journals operate? A Horn Book internship is a great place to start.

Our editorial interns are an invaluable help in managing the gazillion books that enter and leave our office (and if the phrase “gazillion books” sounds appealing to you, you’re probably a good fit). They unpack boxes from publishers, shelve books, send mailings to reviewers, enter books into the database, and help with scanning art — all while becoming familiar with publishing trends. They fact-check reviews, newsletters and articles, and sometimes do some writing of their own. They take on oddball projects like poring over back issues to track down an old editorial. Oh, and they usually get free books.

We offer spring, summer, and fall internships. The next application deadline, for 2020 spring internships, is November 1. Internships are paid, and are approximately twelve to fourteen hours per week. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Shoshana Flax (sflax at hbook dot com).

More information is available here.


Meanwhile, meet our current editorial interns Natalie and KP who have been a huge help to us this fall! Every semester, we ask our interns to tell us a little about themselves. (Our ulterior motive: we want to chat with them about their favorite books!)


Natalie Edgar

Education: I am currently enrolled in the Simmons Children's Literature MA program.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Interesting fact: I love animals and often fall down the rabbit hole learning facts about them (it's kind of a problem). My favorite animal is the pig. 

Favorite books: Tough question, but this summer I really enjoyed The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay and A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum.


Krystianna Pietrzak ("KP")

Education: Studying Graphic Design and Media Arts with a minor in English from Simmons University (Class of 2020).

Hometown: Bennington, VT

Interesting fact: My favorite hobby is reading (big surprise) and I’ve run a book review blog since 2012 called Downright Dystopian. 

Favorite books: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

Shoshana Flax
Shoshana Flax

Shoshana Flax, assistant editor of The Horn Book Magazine, is a former bookseller and holds an MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons University. She was a 2019-2020 member of the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee.

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