Poetry and Fiction Editors Wanted

by thiszine

this is now hiring Poetry Editors and Fiction Editors for our bi-monthly ‘zine. If you’re interested, please review the information below and submit an application.

FICTION EDITOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Fiction Editors work as a team alongside the ‘zine Editor to:
– Read all fiction submissions during the issue’s reading period.
– Discuss each submission with the other Fiction Editors and make recommendations for publication.
– Review pieces selected for publication for grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, and flow.
– Format 1-2 pieces for publication in the ‘zine using the ‘zine’s stylebook guidelines.
– Adhere to established deadlines as posted by the ‘zine Editor.
– Assist with soliciting submissions for the ‘zine.

POETRY EDITOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Poetry Editors work as a team alongside the ‘zine Editor to:
– Read all poetry submissions during the issue’s reading period.
– Discuss each submission with the other Poetry Editors and make recommendations for publication.
– Review pieces selected for publication for grammar, spelling, and word usage.
– Format 1-2 pieces for publication in the ‘zine using the ‘zine’s stylebook guidelines.
– Adhere to established deadlines as posted by the ‘zine Editor.
– Assist with soliciting submissions for the ‘zine.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants for the position of Fiction/Poetry Editor should meet the following requirements:
– Love of fiction/poetry and a desire to put new and emerging writers in print.
– Experience as a copy editor, editor, or reader with an online or print magazine, newspaper, literary journal, blog, or related publication.
– Strong knowledge of written English.
– Ability to express opinions clearly.
– Ability and willingness to meet established deadlines.
– Familiarity with our ‘zine and the types of fiction we currently publish.
– Knowledge of or experience with Google Documents is strongly preferred. If you haven’t worked with Google Docs in past, we expect you’ll be willing to learn! (Please note: a Gmail address is NOT required to access and use Google Docs.)

EXPECTED TIME COMMITMENT: Depending on the length and number of submissions, editors can anticipate to work between 2-5 hours per week.

We request that applicants make a minimum two issue (4 month) commitment to work with us.

Please note: All positions are unpaid.

Interested? Applications can be filled out online.

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