We are currently recruiting for a new literature editor. Please read the requirements carefully and be sure you have the availability. (If you don’t have the time for such a regular position, read on to the end for more flexible openings.)
Alliterati is unfunded and completely independent. Our product is free, and we all work for free. If you’re good with that, keep on.
- Expect to spend at least 10 hours a week on Alliterati tasks. The schedule is flexible, though, so you can work around other commitments.
- Duties include: networking through email, social media, and in-person encounters to gather submissions; processing submissions as they arrive and sending out notification emails; reading and critically evaluating submissions.
- Regular/reliable internet access. Our team is spread across Europe, and our submissions come from all over the world, so we coordinate through various online channels.
- Ability to attend events/conduct interviews in your area a plus, but not essential.
- Previous experience not required (though if you have any, please make note of it).
- Issues are released quarterly in June, September, December and March. This means that May, August, November and February are our busiest months and the time when you will have the most reading and admin duties to perform.
- You will be working with a team. Teams don’t always agree on everything, but we do try to be democratic.
- Proofreading skills essential. You will be expected to do minor edits on both poetry and prose.
To apply, email Saschk Drakos at email@example.com with Literature Position in the subject.
- Please include:
- Your availability (are you working, in school, other commitments, etc.)
- A short bio. Tell me about yourself. What are you passionate about? What are your goals? what interests do you have?
- Previous experience (if any; include any related experience such as social media, blogging, etc. Provide links, if possible.)
- Why is literature important? What, in your opinion, determines good literature? (There’s no wrong answer, so just be honest.)
- Why do you want to work with Alliterati
We will be taking applications until 16 October.
If you want to be involved, but don’t have the time to be involved in the day-today running, we do have open positions for correspondents to write articles, reviews and interviews for the website. To apply, send 2 writing samples (can be any of the three) of 300-500 words to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Alliterati Correspondent.