Spare Pen was founded in July 2016 as a safe and imaginative space for closet creatives, individuals who usually hone their craft behind closed doors but would like to practice sharing their work with the public.
We mainly focus on collecting and sharing pieces by budding and seasoned writers but you may occasionally find work from artists, musicians, photographers, thinkers, and more.
Lani is a creative fiction and nonfiction writer based in San Diego. Before committing to writing full-time, she attended the University of California at Berkeley and taught English in Japan.
Her work has appeared in the print anthology Sunshine Noir II by City Works Press and Tokyo-based zine Homodachi. She has had 7 years of writing and editing experience.
If you are interested in developing your writing skills beyond blogging and click-bait articles, this might be the internship for you.
Please note that this is very much a training program and not meant for seasoned writers (if you’ve been published in a small circulation publication such as a newsletter, don’t hesitate to apply).
So, what exactly will you be doing? You will help build a foundation for Spare Pen. You’ll be among the first to submit original fiction or nonfiction stories, relevant articles, interviews, and/or reviews to the site. We have plans to grow into a literary hub for closet creatives around the nation.
If invited on board, we will create a customized track meant to challenge and help you grow as a writer. You can expect to write a range of content from short nonfiction pieces to restaurant reviews. The first few pieces will be assigned but you will also have the opportunity to curate your own pieces upon the editor’s approval. Depending on your own schedule, you can choose to contribute anywhere from 5-10 pieces before the end of the year.
The internship will run from late September through December 2016.
*Please note that this is an unpaid internship. You’ll be able to enjoy the following:
Interested applicants must send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send resume and writing sample as attachments (.doc or PDF)