Deadline: November 1, 2023 The MAYDAY Prizes for Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction offer publication and cash awards in each category: first place $500, second place $250, third place $100. Submit a story, essay, or poetry micro-chapbook by November 1. Fiction judge: Alissa Hattman. Poetry judge: Sophia Terazawa. Editors will judge Creative Nonfiction. Entry fee: $20. All submissions considered for publication. More info at our website or view our full flyer.
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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.
We will begin scheduling interviews on December 16, 2022.
PRODUCTION EDITORS: As an integral part of the managing editor’s office, production editors are responsible for layout and formatting of all content prior to posting at MAYDAY. In addition to an interest in literary publishing, strong applicants might also have experience with digital journalism, publishing, and/or 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. We provide staff training and ongoing support. Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style will also be helpful, though it is also not an immediate requirement.
POETRY EDITORS: In addition to reading submissions and selecting work for publication, poetry editors will be encouraged to solicit work for the magazine and help develop various feature series and ongoing projects in collaboration with other editors on staff. Ideal candidates for the poetry editor positions may or may not have an educational background in writing or literary studies, but should have experience publishing their own work and/or editing the work of others.
Mayday Magazinehas selected the top 16 entries for their March Madness Flash Fiction Contest, and starting March 14, popular vote will whittle the list down to the Final Four prize winners whose works will be published. Visit the Mayday Magazine website for more information about this as well as to read some of the newest submissions to their online magazine from contributors Will Russo, Abigail Chang, C. Kubasta, Lucian Mattison, and works by Cho Ji Hoon translated from Korean by Sekyo Nam Haines.
magazine-news-MAYDAYEditorialPositionsAfter a year of rigorous expansion, online literary magazine MAYDAY seeks to share its updated format and expanded vision with new audiences. To do this, they are expanding and diversifying their editorial staff to include new intellectual and cultural backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and points of view.
MAYDAY is a volunteer organization composed entirely of unpaid volunteers who can work anywhere in the world as long as there is an internet connection.
They are open to applications for production editors, social media editors, culture editors, translation editors, and visual arts editors through October 15, 2021.
On June 17, online literary magazine MAYDAY Magazineannounced the results of their 2021 MAYDAY Prizes in poetry and fiction. The winners each received $1,000 and broadsides of their work will be available soon.
2021 MAYDAY Poetry Prize was judged by Jacques Rancourt. He selected “Garçon,” by A. Shaikh as the winner.
Finalists included “Southern Thundering” by Gustav Hibbett; “What My Mother Never Told Me” by Michael Meyerhofer; “During the Pandemic, I Watch Caddyshack Again & Again” by Christina Olson; and “The Cousin’s Secret” by Lindsay Wilson.
For the 2021 MAYDAY Fiction Prize, Kali Wallace selected Haley Kennedy’s “Shapeless” as the winner.
Finalists included “Paradise” by Joshua Beggs; “The Book of Rusty” by Benjamin Drevlow; “Tia Marilena’s Rainbow Eggs” by Xenia Lane; “Lolly Pop” by Toby Lloyd; and “Valley State” by Reilly Weed. Semifinalists included “Verge” by Emma Eisler; “The Management” by Ron Heacock; “Nudists” by Jeffery Long; and “A Trip to Valpo” by Mark Williams.
After more than ten years of publishing literary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and works in translation for an international readership, MAYDAY Magazine is relaunching with a new format and expanded editorial vision.
To help shape the online magazine’s new identity, MAYDAY is expanding and diversifying its editorial staff to include new backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and points of view. Editors at MAYDAY Magazine work remotely and can live anywhere there’s an internet connection.
We invite applications to be submitted by July 31, 2020 for the following editorial positions:
Mayday Magazine‘s website has a had a makeover! The new set-up has different genres in the header so readers can choose their favorites there, and the homepage displays new, featured work. The newly designed site looks modern and is easy to navigate. Who doesn’t like to experience some change once in awhile? Check it out for yourself and sign up for the magazines newsletter while you’re there for even more updates from Mayday.