New American Press is seeking applicants for the volunteer part-time position of Fiction Editor.
The fiction editors collectively oversee acquisition of all full-length fiction manuscripts for publication at New American Press, in particular selecting strong finalist manuscripts to be considered for the annual New American Fiction Prize. In this fully remote position, each fiction editor’s duties include:
- Carefully reviewing dozens of story collection and novel manuscripts each year;
- Meeting via Zoom on a regular schedule with fellow fiction editors to discuss the strongest work;
- Maintaining concise reading notes in Submittable;
- Providing final ranking evaluations for the New American Fiction Prize;
- Aiding in the promotion of published titles prior to and following launch.
Competitive candidates for a fiction editor position will demonstrate a strong creative and/or critical background in literary fiction via writing, publishing, and/or criticism, as well as clear communication skills and a professional demeanor that embraces teamwork and collaborative problem-solving.
We will begin scheduling interviews the week of June 26, 2023. This is a volunteer position requiring 5 hours per week or less. All positions at New American Press are fully remote. Interested applicants should submit a resume/CV and cover letter via this Google Form.
MAYDAY is seeking applicants for the volunteer part-time position of Production Editor.
As part of the managing editor’s office, production editors at MAYDAY are responsible for layout and posting content to the MAYDAY website on a weekly basis. In addition to an interest in literary publishing, we will be particularly drawn to applicants with backgrounds/interests in digital journalism and publishing, as well as those who can demonstrate experience proofing or editing copy. MAYDAY is published on WordPress, so experience with this platform will be helpful, but it’s not prohibitively difficult to learn, either. Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style will also be helpful.
This is a volunteer position requiring 5 hours per week or less. All positions at MAYDAY are fully remote. Interested applicants should submit a resume/CV and cover letter via this Google Form.