Welcome to our exclusive, invitation-only programs for dedicated readers and book professionals! Please contact us to inquire further.
PLL’s Preferred Bloggers
An elite list of hand-selected book bloggers who offer feedback on our books, receive an invitation to our annual BEA bash, and are encouraged to participate in many of PLL’s online promotions and contests, with chances to win big.
Librarians Light the Way
A community of nation-wide local and school librarians with a focus on children’s or teen books, who share early input on our projects, provide real reader reviews, help us seek out reluctant readers, and get first-dibs on author visits. If your library would like to be involved, have your librarian email email@example.com.
PLL Trendsetters are a group of dynamic high school teen leaders who love to read YA books and share their opinions. Trendsetters have access to exclusive content, the opportunity to communicate with our authors, and the chance to help shape future books. In exchange for their help, we feature our Trendsetters in Tumblr posts and on our blog through profiles, original content they have created, and links to online reviews and articles they have written for their school newspaper or book club.
Applications for the PLL Trendsetter program are currently closed. Please check back next semester for more information.
PLL Literary Development Fellowship
The PLL Literary Development Fellowship is awarded on an annual basis to a student enrolled at Queens College’s MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation. The recipient will receive full tuition remission for the spring semester in addition to a $1,000 internship stipend.
As MFA-holders themselves, Paper Lantern Lit co-founders Lexa Hillyer and Lauren Oliver are committed to promoting Young Adult and Middle Grade literature within the academic world of creative writing. “We are thrilled to foster an interest in children’s books in one of the newest, diverse, and most dynamic MFA programs in New York City,” says Hillyer. Oliver adds, “We see this as an opportunity to bridge the often significant gap between MFA program participants and the world of commercial publishing.”
The deadline for the 2012-2013 school year has passed.