Write for Us!

Paperback Paris is a close-knit community of writers, readers, and often testy introverts who, more likely than not, already nose-deep in their next book.

Here, we’re always seeking new voices, perspectives, and readers to join our squad. As excited as we are to welcome new additions to our team, we are a bit, ahem, *particular* about who we let sit with us. An ideal writer for Paperback Paris is someone who can articulate their opinions (popular or otherwise) and capable of leading open-minded and confident dialogue on books when urged.

With that being said…

Like to be left alone with your book?

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…are you prone to experience ALL THE FEELS when reading a good one?

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….is this your idea of the perfect booklationship?!

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…and do you experience emotional meltdowns over SILLY book endings?!?!

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If any of these things apply to you, then come write for us!!!

Our commitment to you as a contributor:

We promise to provide each and every one of our writers a creative space that not only reinforces fundamental components required for continued writing ventures outside of Paperback Paris but also an unlimited platform to share thoughts, ideas, and opinions that are most important to you.

Most importantly, however, we hope to inspire group-driven content created by a community of readers, writers and content creators alike. In short, when you’re with us, you’ll always be accepted.

Our current role call:

Contributor (6-month internship with potential for promotion)

Position Description:

  • Contribute at least 2 articles/week (or 8 articles/month) to any of our verticals.

Benefits: N/A


News Writers (contract)

Position Description:

  • Contribute at least 3 news articles/week (or 12 news articles/month) concerning current book-related news topics. From new book releases to book adaptations to author news, we’re seeking someone who can churn out quick, sometimes witty news pieces throughout a given week. See some examples here.

Benefits: An advantage of up to 2 ARCs/month from our ARC Directory (over 175 future release titles, backlist incl.)


List Writers (contract)

Position Description:

Benefits: An advantage of up to 2 ARCs/month from our ARC Directory (over 175 future release titles, backlist incl.)


Features Writers (contract)
  • Contribute at least 3 original feature stories/week (or 12 original feature stories/month) on a subject of your choosing. The topic should be direct, narrowed and most of all underscored with a strong bookish standpoint for relevance. Check out our Author Spotlight series and feature stories for inspiration.

Benefits: An advantage of up to 2 ARCs/month from our ARC Directory (over 175 future release titles, backlist incl.)


Staff Writer (contract)

Position Description:

  • Contribute at least 4 articles/week (or 16 articles/month) on a specific day(s) of choice in any vertical at Paperback Paris.
  • Assume editorial responsibilities as needed (editing, revising, providing feedback etc.)
  • Self-edit and self-publish articles conforming to Paperback Paris standards detailed in our Staff Writers’ Guide.
  • Occasionally update Paperback Paris social media accounts at least 2 days/week using HootSuite, TweetDeck, etc.
  • Communicate with Editor-in-chief to ensure articles meet publication standards ahead of live website release.
*Basic photo-editing skills are a plus!

Benefits: An advantage of up to 4 ARCs/month from our ARC Directory (over 175 future release titles, backlist incl.)

*All positions at Paperback Paris are currently unpaid at this time.

 

What we look for in a contributor:

  • Writers who can meet contributing quotas.
  • An intermediate understanding of SEO and WordPress.
  •  Moderate knowledge of current Associated Press writing guidelines.
*The above criteria is preferred but not required for job consideration. We will train the right candidate!

 

What you receive from us:

  • Your own personal byline: promised publication on all pre-approved articles.
  • Free books (occasionally): offers to receive ARCs in exchange for an honest review.
  • Total creative control: a creative space that encourages originality and open opinions.
  • Author interviews: chances to interview published authors, bloggers and content creators.
  • Write as much as you like: sounds like more work, and well, it is. Then again, the more work you submit, the more exposure and experience. Nonetheless, you will never be asked to provide more than what’s expected of your position.
**Per contractual agreement, writers are sanctioned to share work published on personal blogs under the caveat that links are provided to the article’s original posting on Paperback Paris.

 

To be considered, please complete an application and send us the following items with the subject header of your e-mail as the role you are applying for:

  • One (1) 400-word minimum review of a book of your choice.
  • Three (3) article pitches to any of our verticals: news, lists, reviews, interviews, TBRs, features, author spotlights, etc.