Title
Writer
Employer
Blackbird Publishing
Location
Chicago, IL
Date Posted
11/29/2013
Description
Blackbird Publishing is a bootstrapped and profitable, Chicago-based, digital publishing startup focused on producing engaging and dynamic stories in the Contemporary Romance and New Adult genres. We solely distribute content through digital platforms like Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing and Barnes & Noble NookPress.

Since our founding in 2012, our titles have sold over 180,000 copies. We have produced multiple Kindle Bestselling titles as well as a USA Today Bestseller.

We are looking for talented and ambitious full-time writers to join our in-house writing team. Your main job responsibility will be collaborating with a small team to write romance novels.

Though candidates are not required to have previous experience in the romance genre, personal interest in the genre is preferable.

Ideal candidates for this position will be aspiring commercial fiction writers, looking to write in a fast paced, fun, and casual environment.

SALARY
Discussed during interview

LOCATION
Avondale, Chicago -- No remote work applications accepted

DESIRED SKILLS
- Fiction writing and editing experience
- Familiarity with the romance genre (preferable but optional)
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills
- Self-motivation and a desire to learn quickly

EMPLOYEE DUTIES
- Work in a small team to write romance novels
- Read and analyze popular and bestselling romance books
- Additional duties as needed

GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES
- We are looking for ambitious candidates who learn quickly and are looking to take leadership positions within six months to a year.

TO APPLY
Send a cover letter, resume, and fiction writing sample to jobs@blackbirdpublishing.org

Here's what we're looking for in your fiction sample in order of importance:
- Dramatic Tension
- Sexual Tension (optional, only if you happen to have a scene that demonstrates your ability to craft sexual tension)
- Realistic and compelling dialogue
- Skilled descriptions of setting and character
- Clean prose

Essentially, ask yourself if your sample would fit in a popular fiction novel (romance or otherwise).

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Rolling until positions are filled (2 positions available).

MORE INFORMATION
To learn more about the type of content we produce, check out our website and the Amazon.com Bestsellers Lists for the Romance and New Adult genres.

http://www.blackbirdpublishing.org

Amazon Romance Bestsellers
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store-Romance/zgbs/digital-text/158566011/

Amazon New Adult Bestsellers
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store-New-Adult-College-Romance/zgbs/digital-text/6487838011/

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