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Phone: 206.676.5337

Mailing Address:
1938 Fairview Avenue East, Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98102


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Individuals or organizations interested in contacting Wave Books or Wave Books authors regarding readings, events, reviews or interviews should email Ryo Yamaguchi at

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We are happy to support arts and literary organizations who support poets. While we are not able to donate money, we do donate books for charity events and reading libraries. For more information, write to Blyss Ervin at

No openings at the present time. 

Wave offers internships for students currently enrolled in universities in the Seattle-area over the course of an academic year.

We are currently accepting applications for a 2019–2020 Publicity and Marketing Intern in our Seattle office.

The publicity and marketing intern will work with the publicity and marketing director on many of the activities that situate books toward audiences. This includes research of publicity venues and contacts and engagement with them via review and galley mailings; media monitoring and the archiving and treatment of reviews, interviews, audio, and video pieces that feature Wave authors; the organization and proofing of book metadata; the production and management of promotional assets including press releases, digital and print promotional ephemera, and book and author photography; website management; bookfair and literary festival participation; special customer fulfillments; and social media management.

A strong knowledge of contemporary poetry is required, with some knowledge of Wave Books and our authors. Poetry students are the most obvious candidates, but the experiences gained should be valuable to anyone interested in literature and publishing. Interns can expect to work in Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, and HTML, as well as internal databases and archives, with day-to-day training available as needed.

Interns must be organized, flexible, and able to work independently. The internship is 6-8 hours per week and can be broken up to fit the intern’s schedule, with the possibility of working occasional shifts offsite or at home. Wave’s office hours are 9:30 to 4:00, Monday through Friday. Students get the most out of this internship if they can work a full year, and if they can start mid-summer, to ensure experiencing a full publishing cycle.

Interested students should send a cover letter and CV or resume to Ryo Yamaguchi, Publicity and Marketing Director, via by May 31st.