The Emrys Foundation is seeking a talented, dynamic and experienced editor for Emrys Journal. This is a part-time, independent contractor position that pays $4000 per year. The primary responsibilities are reading and selecting submissions for both the print journal and Emrys Journal Online. The editor directs the editorial, design, and production phases of Emrys Journal, working collaboratively with authors of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction, as well as artists, designers, and printers, to meet deadlines and maintain the high standards for which the journal is known. The editor also promotes the journal on social media, nominates work for awards such as the Pushcart Prize, and works with the Emrys Foundation board to plan the annual journal launch party. The editor will be based in the Upstate, South Carolina, area, but will mostly work remotely using Submittable, Medium and Zoom.

The Emrys Journal is an award-winning printed literary journal publishing the best contemporary fiction, nonfiction and poetry annually each May. The Emrys Foundation produced its first issue of the Emrys Journal in 1984. It quickly became Emrys’ flagship project and has been published continuously for the past 36 years. We are pleased to have published works of the highest quality from both emerging and established writers. Submissions to the Emrys Journal come from all over the world. The editing, design and publication of the journal is all done in the Upstate of SC which gives Greenville-area editors, proofreaders, manuscript readers and graphic designers the opportunity to gain experience in the publication process. The Emrys Online Journal began in 2017 as a means of establishing a new creative forum for connecting gifted writers and poets with appreciative audiences. Upon its inception, the stated goal was to enable burgeoning and established writers gain the wide readership they deserve. The editors welcome poetry, flash fiction (or nonfiction), creative nonfiction, essays, interviews with noteworthy people (especially authors and artists), book reviews, self-contained excerpts, six-word stories, haikus, humor, lists and genre-defying miscellany. Both novice and seasoned writers are encouraged to submit.

Send cover letter, CV and resume to [email protected] with “Journal Editor” in the subject line.


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