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 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

Mindy Gill

Author: Mindy Gill

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

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