Ends on December 31, 2016
Plympton is seeking a handful of Literary Fellows to assist with curating and designing a collection of fiction and nonfiction shorts for the New York Public Library's permanent digital collection. We're looking for literature-lovers and avid readers, especially readers excited about short-form works. Diverse reading tastes are highly encouraged. This is an excellent paid opportunity for anybody looking to jump-start a career in publishing.

Work will begin at the start of 2017 and will continue into summer. Fellows work remotely and hours are flexible, though there will likely be varying levels of work and time commitment depending on the phase of the project. The responsibilities will naturally be reading-based: searching for noteworthy shorts, close-reading pieces with an eye for the collection as a whole, and collaborating with other Literary Fellows throughout the curation process.

If you want to participate in the collection but don't necessarily want to commit to in-depth reading, you're welcome to suggest stories and nonfiction pieces you would like to see permanently preserved at the NYPL. Shoot us a message at hello@plympton.com!
Ends on December 31, 2016
Plympton is seeking a handful of Cover Designers to create covers for fiction and nonfiction shorts in the New York Public Library's permanent digital collection.

The ideal candidate is a literature-lover with extensive graphic design experience. Creativity and unique artistic styles are highly encouraged. Artists should be able to read a story or nonfiction piece and design a cover that aligns with the tone, atmosphere, and general feel of the work.

This is an excellent opportunity for anybody looking to build an artistic portfolio and jump-start a career in publishing or the visual arts. Artists are paid per completed cover.

Work will begin at the start of 2017 and will continue into summer. Designers work remotely and hours are flexible, though there will likely be varying levels of work and time commitment depending on the phase of the project.

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot us a message at hello@plympton.com!
Join us for the CODEX Hackathon at MIT Media Lab on February 10-12, 2017. 

The opening reception will take place the evening of Friday, Februrary 10. The actual hackathon will take place during Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12, finishing before dinner Sunday night. We will feed you through Sunday lunch.

What happens at CODEX? Well, you can watch the awesome video; read about CODEX on Medium and in the Boston Globe; plus see projects that came out of it on Hackdash.

This registration/application form helps us make sure we have a good balance of participants given our limited capacity (around 100 people).  We're looking for a broad swath of participants to create great projects relating to books, reading, libraries, publishing.

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors we will likely have travel stipend budgets for folks who are coming from out of town and can work on sponsor projects. This can take the form of a shared hotel rooms or stipends.

So make sure to indicate if you need one.  Our base rate for stipends is $200 (for the Northeast) and up to $250 (further away). It can go higher than that depending on demand, if you are willing to work on a sponsor project, or if we need to balance the talent pool (e.g. designers) and how much more money we can get from our sponsors! 

But if you are registering now, and $200-250 can make a difference to tip you to start making travel plans, you should let us know, because that can expedite our response when we start going through the applications.

We're also negotiating a block of rooms at Kendall Marriott for what looks to be $129 (plus taxes) per night. If you would like to book a room but are looking for a roommate, please let us know.