Join the Vagabond City Team — Call for Editor-in-Chief

We have a new opening for one volunteer position: Editor-in-Chief. See below for application details. Please note: all staff positions are volunteer and are thus unpaid. All positions are also virtual/remote.

Editor-in-Chief (Posted 8/23, applications due September 30)
The Editor-in-Chief will begin work with VC in October/November following the publication of Issue 64. This is meant to be a long-term position, so please plan on committing for at least one year, if not longer.

This is primarily a organizational and management role, overseeing the publication process and ensuring the journal’s various components run smoothly. The position requires approximately 10 hours a month. While the EIC should expect to spend some time commitment each week, the busiest times will be the week leading up to each new issue.

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for:
      > Copy editing pieces and publishing them to WordPress site
      > Creating promotional materials
      > Organizing publication calendar and communicating with VC team
      > Interviewing and onboarding new team members.
      > Managing the VC email account

Some things we’d like to see from applicants:
      > Previous experience with a small online journal
      > Experience with WordPress and Canva
      > Enthusiasm for small independent presses and writers outside the literary mainstream
      > A commitment to supporting the work of artists and writers from marginalized communities

To apply, please send the following to Bob at with EDITOR-IN-CHIEF APPPLICATION in the subject line:
      > a résumé
      > a brief cover letter (1-2 paragraphs) that includes the following: an introduction to yourself, an overview of your prior experience with literary journals, and an explanation of your interest in joining the VC team.
      > a quick list of 3 to 5 writers, poems, essays, books, etc. that you’re excited about right now.

Vagabond City Literary Journal

Founded in 2013, we are a literary journal dedicated to publishing outsider literature. We publish art, prose, reviews, and interviews from marginalized creators.