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Reader Board Member, Sundress Publications
Deadline: October 31st, 2023

Sundress Publications is an entirely volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit publishing collective founded in 2000 that hosts a variety of online journals and publishes chapbooks, full-length collections, and literary anthologies in both print and digital formats. Sundress also publishes the annual Best of the Net Anthology, celebrating the best work published online and is host to the first-ever virtual reading series, Poets in Pajamas.

We are looking for members for our newly created Reader Board. These volunteer readers’ responsibilities would primarily include reading manuscripts for contests, open reading periods, and solicited submissions, but they may also review residency and reading series applications or serve as readers for Best of the Net.

Required qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of contemporary literature
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Exemplary literary citizenship

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of promotion and/or renewal.

Applicants are welcome to telecommunicate and therefore are not restricted to living in any particular location. We are particularly interested in applications from writers of color, transgender and nonbinary writers, and disabled writers.

Sundress Publications is staffed entirely by passionate volunteers, so this position, as with all positions at the press, is unpaid.

To apply, please complete our application form. Applications are due by October 31st, 2023.