Bywater Books and Amble Press are proud to welcome our 2021 Publishing Intern, Rae Recinos.

Rae (she/they) is a first-generation Honduran American and college student at Duke University studying English and minoring in Visual Arts and Creative Writing. Rae works as a student programming assistant at the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, the LGBTQ+ multicultural center on Duke’s main campus in Durham, North Carolina. Rae is also a David M. Rubenstein Scholar and is an editor at The Muse, a Duke University feminist publication.

Rae has been an avid reader since childhood. They turned to Wattpad, an online book-sharing website, for a platform to share their amateur writing inspired by the whimsical stories they’d consumed. There, Rae discovered their passion for graphic design and writing—and began to contemplate a career in publishing as a way to merge the two.

Rae’s internship with Bywater Books & Amble Press is an opportunity to perform a deep dive into the different jobs and processes that make up the publishing profession while working with professionals who are equally passionate about LGBTQIA+ representation in publishing and who advocate for and support queer writers of color and representation across our literature and the publishing industry.

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