Are you Peril’s next Prose Editor?

 

If so, we want to hear from you (aesthetic typewriter not required).

 

 

About Peril

Peril is a quarterly digital journal dedicated to Asian-Australian writing, arts and culture. We publish fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, experimental writing, and visual art. Peril is an all-volunteer organisation of Asian-Australian writers, editors, arts workers and thinkers. As a publication, we pride ourselves on giving space to diverse stories and experiences.

This is a remote position, so applicants can be based anywhere in Australia. It is a one day per week role.

Please note that depending on grant funding, we are able to pay small honorariums to our editors on a per-edition basis.

Your role will involve:

  • Reading and editing prose submissions from our open calls.
  • Commissioning work from writers you love.
  • Working with our Editor-in-Chief to curate our themed editions.
  • Editing reviews and other between-edition content.

You will:

  • Be dedicated to Asian-Australian and otherwise diverse writing, arts and culture (meaning, be familiar with Peril’s mission – and lived experience counts!).
  • Have a sound understanding of or willingness to learn about the author-editor relationship.
  • Have excellent writing and editing skills. Digital literacy is a bonus! Join us in wading the murky waters that is the WordPress backend.
  • Be patient and relationship-focussed when working with people from diverse cultures, genders, sexualities, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Have great organisation skills. That half-used bullet journal in your desk drawer counts.

To apply, send us an email to editor@peril.com.au with:

  • A one-page CV with information relevant to the position.
  • A short cover letter of max. two pages telling us why you’re Peril’s next Prose Editor (address the selection criteria for bonus points).
  • Links to up to two writing or editing samples.

 

While no previous experience is strictly required, we are looking for someone with a keen dedication to writers and writing. We are big believers in learning on the job (so while practical experience or a degree in writing and editing is great, it’s not necessary).

Applications via email close at midnight on Monday 18 December. For further information please email Mindy Gill at editor@peril.com.au.

Mindy Gill

Author: Mindy Gill

Mindy Gill is a poet and editor. She is Peril Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief.

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