Call for Prose Editors, Issue 19

Open Editorial Positions: 2-3 Prose Regular Submission Editors and 1-2 Prose Feedback Editors.

Editor Responsibilities
Read/provide feedback depending on position (see below)
Edit selected submissions for print in the magazine
Proof finished magazine before going to print

All positions will run though the end of January 2020, and can then be continued for further reading periods to be decided each time. Sadly, this is a for the love of it project, as we are still working to bring up our pay to contributors. However, letters of recommendation, summaries of work performed, and paperwork for using for college requirements are gladly provided.

Time commitment will vary, but is very part time. The first six weeks are a probationary period to ensure that it will be a good fit for everyone, and that keeping up with the responsibilities will work.

Guidelines for Submission Reading.
We use Submittable for our submission process. http://submittable.com/. It’s very easy to use, and we will help you to learn to it.

Regular Submission Editors:
Read submissions as they come in, starting with the oldest, and vote “Yes,” “No,” or “Maybe.” Number expected will vary depending on number of submissions, but will be a minimum 10 per week, including voting on “Maybe” submissions. No feedback will be needed, although a brief sentence explaining a “Maybe” or “Yes” vote is useful.

Feedback Editors:
Read feedback submissions, starting with the oldest, and provide feedback. Read “Maybe” submissions and weigh in with your opinion. Readers will be expected to provide feedback on at three submissions a week, as well as weigh in on “Maybe” submissions. (We do ask that you have experience with writing feedback for prose pieces, and we will ask for sample feedback on a test piece.)

Submission responses will be tallied, and EIC will stay in contact. Weeks off for travel or work can be arranged. All editors will be expected to help proof submissions as the end of the period in order to prepare the magazine for going to print.

If you are interested in this position send an email to typehouse(at) typehousemagazine(dot)com. Include information on your experience with creative writing, publications, writer’s groups, schooling, etc., and whether the time and reading period commitment required will work for you.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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