Vagabond City Literary Journal is looking for a volunteer Poetry Editor to work alongside our current poetry editor. Please keep in mind that we are especially interested in offering positions to people from marginalized groups. This is a 100% remote/virtual role. Applications will be open until August 15th.

The main responsibilities for this role include:

Reviewing submissions
  • Reviews submissions between the 15-30/31 of each month
  • Responds to all submissions with an acceptance/rejection/edits
  • Has an in-depth understanding of the publishing schedule
Representing Vagabond City
  • Represents VC by linking to the site on all and any social media accounts
  • Engages with followers on social media accounts, i.e. if someone tweets at you, RT it, etc.
  • Actively reaches out to artists through their own social media accounts, encouraging people to submit
Being a team player
  • Participates in monthly Slack (instant message) meetings
  • Remains active in Slack channel
  • Openly shares thoughts, feedback, and critiques to make Vagabond City a stronger and more inclusive publication
Perks
  • Access to exclusive, staff-only workshops on design, WordPress, and basically whatever you request
  • Join a community of accomplished staff members who are writers, artists, and creatives willing to assist you with your own goals and give feedback on your work
  • Open and collaborative virtual environment with people who like books, plants, emojis, and cats (but also dogs)
  • Flexible, realistic opportunity – we’re not getting rich off of this, so we don’t expect to own your life and your time

To apply

Please send the following to vagabondcityliterary@gmail.com with POETRY EDITOR in the subject line:

  • any past publication history (include links if possible)
  • a brief explanation (2 sentences-1 paragraph) of why you want to work with VC and explaining past history with editing work
  • include links to social media accounts