Call for interns: Contribute to the Every Effort Matters platform! 

  • Do you think diversity and inclusion are important?

  • Are you convinced everyone should be able to see themselves reflected in the books on offer?

  • Do you want to work in an international project and help make the European book sector more inclusive?

Then this internship might just be perfect for you!

Every Story Matters is looking for an intern to create articles and other content for its platform Every Effort Matters from May/June onwards.

Our project: making the book sector more inclusive

European societies are diverse and becoming more so all the time. Sadly, this diverse reality is not reflected everywhere; literature and the book business remain too homogeneous in many respects. It is not just a matter of who writes (and who is encouraged to write) but also of who gets published, who stands on the stage, who sits in the audience, how people are portrayed, and which readers can identify with the characters in the books they are reading. Everybody has a right to discover literature and to create stories, irrespective of their socio-economic or cultural background, gender, sexual preference or mental and physical abilities. Yet not all of us have an equal opportunity to do so.

That is something the Europe-wide project Every Story Matters – making books more inclusive aims to change. We want to encourage the creation of more inclusive books for children and young adults and to give book professionals (including publishers, librarians and editors) the tools and the strategies needed to become more inclusive and by doing so engage a broader and more diverse reading audience.

Flanders Literature

Flanders Literature is the coordinating partner of the Every Story Matters project and partnership. Is is an autonomous government institution that aims to facilitate a widely accessible literary landscape and to ensure better visibility for literature from Flanders at home and abroad.

 

The internship

In October 2021, Every Story Matters launched an online platform designed to unite book professionals around the importance of diversity and inclusion in the literary sector: Every Effort Matters. The platform wants them to exchange experiences and provides tips that will help to build a more inclusive book industry by publishing articles & interviews with information and good practices.

Every Story Matters is currently looking for an intern who can help us with creating content for the online platform by researching and writing articles, maintaining our social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook) and keeping the website of the project up to date.

Are you…

  • passionate about books and diversity & inclusion?

  • informed about the current debate around these topics?

  • looking forward to writing articles about literature and inclusion?

  • interested in communication & social media?

  • proficient in English?

  • able to execute assignments independently and to report back to our project team?

  • available from May/June onwards?

Then you might just be our perfect intern! 😊

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Do you tick all of the boxes above and want to know more? Contact Yannick Geens on yannick@literatuurvlaanderen.be with a CV and short motivation.