Paperback Paris is made up of a little, close-knit community of eager writers, readers, and sometimes-testy introverts who are regularly nose-deep into their next book.
And while we are always excited to make additions to our team, we are a bit particular about who we let sit with us. With that being said, we’re always looking to welcome new voices, viewpoints, and intellectuals to our squad. Our ideal writer is someone who can articulate their opinions (popular or otherwise), lead open, confident dialogue on books they’ve read, are currently reading, or expected to read in the future.
With that being said…
Do you like to be left alone when you’re reading a book?
…do you get like this when a book is getting too good?!
…is this your idea of the perfect relationship?!
…and are you prone to emotional meltdowns like these over a book’s SILLY ending?!
If any of those things apply to you, then you should write for us, maybe!
Our promise to you:
We promise to give our writers (or “book bloggers”) a creative space that also reinforces the fundamental elements needed for pursuing writing ventures with other outlets and publications. This means introducing search engine optimization (SEO) techniques, social media marketing tricks and tips, and providing writers an opportunity to build their digital canon. Most importantly, though, we want our writers to have a space to write work that’s meaningful and reflective to who they are. Case in point, you will be accepted here.
Our current role call:
Book Bloggers (6-month internship): expected to contribute at least two (2) articles per week (or eight articles per month) to any of the following categories: news, reviews, TBRs, lists, spotlights, and/or feature stories.
*All positions at Paperback Paris are currently unpaid at this time.
The imperative bits:
- Be able to contribute at least two (2) articles per week (or eight articles per month).
- An intermediate-level understanding of SEO and WordPress (preferred).
- Basic understanding of current Associated Press writing guidelines.
Our pledge to our writers:
Your own byline. This means your work will have your stamp on it: yes, it’s all yours. However, we reserve the right to keep an archive of all published works, as its primary ownership belongs to Paperback Paris. Nonetheless, you will have access to your published work at your disposal.
Free promotion. No matter the dealio, each published work will be shared on our social media channels. Though it’s still encouraged that writers share their works on their personal platforms as well.
**All we ask is that you provide a link back to its original post on Paperback Paris within in your post.
Write as much as you like. If this last part sounds like more work, well, that’s because it is. Then again, the more work you publish, the more exposure and experience you get to take with you. Even so, you are not expected or required to write more than what’s expected of your title.
- One (1) 600-word review of a book of your choice.
- Three (3) article pitches associated with any of the following categories: news, lists, reviews, TBRs, features, author spotlights, etc.