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Sundress Looking for Reviews Editor

Sundress Looking for Reviews Editor

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 the Gone Dark Archives, preserving online journals that have reached the end of their run.

As part of Sundress Publications’ ongoing commitment to service and the importance of highlighting work from the independent publishing community, Sundress created the blog series, Sundress Reads, which features reviews of recent or forthcoming titles from small presses.

The Sundress Reads Editor’s primary responsibility is work with a team of interns and outside reviewers to give feedback on reviews prior to drafting them on WordPress. The editor will make sure reviews are assigned out, completed, edited, and drafted online as part of the process. The position will require approximately two hours of work per week.

Required qualifications include:

  • Submission management
  • Keen editorial eye
  • Experience with review writing

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Database management and/or experience in Microsoft Excel
  • Staff management
  • WordPress experience

Applicants are welcome to telecommute and therefore are not restricted to living in any particular location. Sundress Publications is staffed entirely by volunteers, so this position, as with all positions at the press, is unpaid. All Sundress staff receive opportunities to attend residencies and retreats at discounted prices, teach in our workshop series, and read for contests and open reading periods.

To apply, please send a CV and a brief cover letter detailing your interest in the position to our Managing Editor, Erin Elizabeth Smith at Applications are due by May 31, 2023.

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