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Student Programs at World Literature Today

Apply for internships, scholarships, and grants, or join the WLT Book Club or Student Advisory Board. There are tons of opportunities for involvement at WLT! Check out all our student programs below.

WLT Internships

Poetry Untethered Magazine Stack

WLT is a firmly established literary magazine that has been in continuous publication for over 90 years. Interns at WLT can get experience in many aspects of the magazine publishing process including editing, writing, manuscript acquisitions, design, marketing, web development, social media, internet and library research, and more.

Students who have interned with WLT have gone on to careers with publications including Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, the New Yorker, Oklahoma Gazette, the Oklahoman, and others. For more, see a full list of our student’s success stories.

 

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants

OU students meet famous author and 2012 Neustadt Prize Laureate Rohinton Mistry.
OU students meet famous novelist and 2012 Neustadt Prize laureate Rohinton Mistry in the OMU Ballroom.

Scholarships, fellowships, and research grants are all available from World Literature Today.

Students can apply for the Ruby N. Courtney Writer's Scholarship annually in the spring semester, and scholarship recipients receive a $500 cash award.

Students can also apply for research grants any time of the year, and these grants help students who are working with visiting authors in the Neustadt and Puterbaugh courses sponsored by WLT, or who are working in areas relating to literary and international studies.

The WLT Book Club

Books on a Shelf

The club is open to all students, faculty, and staff at OU. Meeting once a month in Monnet Hall, members of the club join for a free lunch and discussion. Members receive a free copy of each book the club reads, and also get a rich cultural experience by reading new novels from authors all over the world.

All books are in English or translated into English, members can recommend new titles to read, and officer positions are available to undergraduate and graduate students.

For more information or to join, email Rob Vollmar at robvollmar@ou.edu.

WLT Student Advisory Board

Members of the 2017 Student Advisory Board
The Student Advisory Board officers for 2017-2018 – left to right: Hannah Grip, Reid Bartholomew, Grant Schatzman, and Patrick Ortez.

The Student Advisory Board is an important way for OU students to get involved with OU’s literary magazine World Literature Today. It serves OU students who want leadership experience and who may be interested in magazine and book publishing as a career.

SAB members advise the WLT editors on the magazine’s content and its appeal to students. On occasion, the SAB has even suggested possible directions for the magazine’s future, and over the last decade many of WLT’s changes and advances have come from SAB advice and suggestions.