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Staff Positions

We don’t have any current in-house staff openings.

Submit a Manuscript

We are always on the lookout for the next great story. Have you written something that you’d like us to consider for publication? Please see our submission guidelines for:

Freelance Editorial Work

We regularly use freelance editors, copy editors, proofreaders, and fact-checkers. If you are an editor interested in working with us, please submit your resume to

Work for Hire

North Star Editions welcomes applications from authors, especially those from marginalized backgrounds, interested in producing manuscripts on a work-for-hire basis. Topics are fiction, nonfiction, or a blend of both, geared toward a middle- or high-school audience. These projects are assigned by our staff. Experienced authors should submit a resume, including a list of publishing credits, to

Editorial Internships

NSE is offering a 2024 summer internship in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. Our application deadline has passed, and we will be reaching out to candidates for interviews by mid-April.

We also offer a year-round fiction internship program, in which editorial interns assist with submissions of young adult and middle grade fiction books, including helping to review initial submission materials and evaluating selected full manuscripts. Under the leadership of the managing editor, editorial interns will be trained in how to review submissions based on imprint wish lists and other requirements. Interns are also encouraged to ask questions and expand their knowledge of the publishing industry. All work is performed remotely. This is an unpaid position.

Our spring internship runs from March 1 to August 31. Applications are due January 31, and interviews with select applicants will take place in early February.

Our fall internship runs from September 1 to February 28. Applications are due July 31, and interviews with select applicants will take place in early August.

Preferred Requirements

  • Graduated with or currently pursuing a major in Creative Writing or English
  • Strong familiarity with young adult and/or middle grade fiction
  • Experience reviewing submissions or working on a literary selection committee
  • Quick and thorough reader
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines
  • Self-motivated personality
  • Access to a computer with an Internet connection
  • Proficiency with Google Drive

How to Apply

Email a copy of your resume and cover letter to Make sure to put Internship Application as the subject line.

In your cover letter, tell us about your favorite young adult or middle grade book and why you liked it.

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