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
  • 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 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