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Penguin Random House Evaluation Instructions

Evaluator Site Link

Penguin Random House - Summer 2020 Applications


If you registered online for an international convention or have previously evaluated journal submissions or convention papers, you already have an account. To access your account use the same email address and password you used previously.

New Users

Your account has already been setup. You will receive an email with your login information.


After you have logged on to the site, you will see the list of submissions assigned to you.

  1. Click on the link labeled "Evaluate" to the right of the submission. This will open up the submission. It includes the abstract and a link to the document.
    Evaluate Link

  2. In the Evaluation table. Select your score from the pull-down menu.
  3. After making your evaluation selections and comments, click the "Save Changes" button to save your data.
  4. After evaluating a submission, you can still change your evaluation until the agreed upon deadline. Note, your evaluation will not be marked "Evaluated" until all judges assigned to the application have entered their scores.

If you run into problems, don't hesitate to contact Elfi Gabriel or Namon Kent at

Your decision about each submission must be completed no later than Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Basic Rubric

Rubrics will be on a 5-point scale. Weighting will be as follows:


50 - Experience
30 - Quality of Submission
20 - Academic Qualifications

Evaluation System

 5 Excellent
 4 Good
 3 Satisfactory
 2 Poor
 1 Unsatisfactory

This five-point evaluation scale is designed to provide with you flexibility—enough rating options to make distinctions amongst submissions and to capture the strengths and weaknesses of each applicant. Please use the full scale and work to refine your ratings as you read the submissions. Please note that the review process includes both a scoring system and space for qualitative remarks. Reviewer remarks are especially helpful in the final selection, so you are encouraged to take the time to make brief comments.


As a reminder, the following information about review procedures and session formats appeared on the Penguin Random House Internships Application Page.

Helpful Suggestions

  1. Before evaluating anything, you may want to take some time to read several dozen or so applications to begin to get a general sense of the quality from high to low. Just like when grading papers, you will want a broader sense of the submission field before evaluating.
  2. To give you context, there is one round of judging. The Service and Partnerships Chair selects from the averaged top scores six finalists and forwards those to the internship coordinator at Penguin Random House who will add the six finalists to a select priority interview pool.