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Bank Robber Wanted...

Fundraising and Grant Writing Intern

Location: New York (remote candidates will be considered)


About Us:

Contra Mundum Press is a New York-based independent publishing house with a global outlook. Our principal interest is in Modernism and the principles developed by the Modernists, though we also publish challenging and visionary works from other eras. Our catalog consists of poetry, novels, drama, philosophy, film criticism, and essays & criticism. In the future, we intend to expand it to include works on architecture, music, & other genres.

We are seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a Fundraising and Grant Writing Intern or Volunteer Assistant.



— Support fundraising and crowdfunding initiatives

— Utilize grant writing skills to secure funding

— Research international grants and collaboration opportunities with literary and cultural organizations

— Manage and enhance our presence on Patreon & elsewhere

— Contribute to strong written copy for Patreon and translate this into content for social media platforms

— Demonstrate a keen interest in independent literature and the publishing industry



— Previous experience in grant writing. Literary-specific grant writing experience is a bonus

— Proficient in utilizing Patreon

— Exceptional writing and research skills

— Familiarity with publishing business models

— Genuine interest in literature, translation, and book publishing

— Fluency in languages other than English is a plus but not required


Hours: Very flexible schedule, 1–3 hours weekly depending on the candidate's interests. Monthly virtual check-ins to update on progress.



— Our team is currently based in New York, but we welcome applications from remote candidates.



This is an unpaid position; however, you will have the opportunity to choose three free books from our collection. For university students, college credit may be arranged in coordination with the university. If our goal of 5,000 Patreon subscribers is hit, remuneration will be offered.


How to Apply:

If you are experienced in grant writing and eager to support an independent press, please send your resume and a cover letter to Include “Fundraising and Grant Writing Volunteer Assistant/Intern Application” in the subject line.


Application Deadline:

February 10, 2024


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