BookTrib’s Writer-In-Residence Program

There is a growing demand for talented writers in the workplace. The BookTrib Writer-In-Residence Program is an exciting paid opportunity for new writers to hone their skills and prepare for a career in journalism, publishing, marketing, public relations or any other profession that values good writing.

What is the Writer-In-Residence Program?

The Program is a paid eight-week program where future writers will:

  • Develop marketable writing, editorial and public relations skills.
  • Be mentored by the BookTrib staff and published authors.
  • Learn the process of becoming a published writer and grow as an
    integral part of BookTrib’s team.
  • Learn how to promote themselves on social media and engage with an audience.
  • Build a professional network of contacts in the literary marketplace.

How does it work and how do I apply?

Admission is on a rolling basis. Once accepted, Fellows will be expected to commit to the full, eight-week program. There is also potential for additional opportunities with

To apply to the Fellowship, applicants should email a resume and brief writing sample, preferably a short story they’ve written, to [email protected].

What will a Writer-In-Residence do?

A Writer-In-Residence will do the following over the eight weeks:

  • Write two book reviews to be published on – one assigned by our editors.
  • Write two author interviews to be published on
    one assigned by our editors.
  • Meet with our editors once a month via Skype for mentoring.
  • Pitch the books and/or ideas they are planning to write about.
  • Promote their published articles via their own social media.

The writers will be paid upon completion of the program.

There may be additional opportunities for writers with a unique skill set to assist on


For more information about the program or to apply please email [email protected].