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volunteer Editors (all positions currently filled!)

Description: 

  • 2-5 hours a week commitment.
  • Read, discuss, and decide as a team on what to accept through our Slack channel. 
  • Regularly communicate with Editor-in-Chief through Slack and Asana.
  • Edit 3-5 pieces for publication each issue.
  • Collaborate/communicate with authors during the revision/editorial process of their accepted pieces, if necessary.  
  • Previous experience a plus, but not required. 

Supplementary materials:

  • A paragraph or two explaining why you’d be a good fit with the journal (touching on work ethic, the journal’s aesthetic, and previous editorial experience, if any), and your preferred genre.
  • A list (or website) with your previous publications.
  • In lieu of previously published work, you can also supply us with a list of your favorite pieces published by other people, explaining why you chose them, and 2-3 unpublished pieces of your own. 
  • A copy of your CV/Resume. 

volunteer Readers (cnf, poetry, fiction)

Description:

  • 2-5 hours a week commitment.
  • Read and vote on submissions through Submittable.
  • Familiarity with Longleaf aesthetic. 
  • Previous experience is a plus, but not required. 

Supplementary Materials:

  • A short paragraph (less than 150 words) stating why you’d be a good fit with the journal.
  • Your preferred genre.
  • A list of 3-5 literary journals you love and why.

volunteer Graphic designer

Description:

  • 2-5 hours a week commitment.
  • Work with the Editor-in-Chief in planning the visual contents of the issue.
  • Ensure effective execution of the concept for the issue while maintaining the branding of Longleaf Review.
  • Produce cover images/art for regular issues and the blog.
  • Conceptualize designs for marketing materials and social media assets of Longleaf Review.
  • Photoshop/InDesign skills are required, and familiarity with Asana, Slack, MailChimp, and WordPress are desired.
  • Previous experience is a plus, but not required. 

Supplementary Materials/Desired Skills:

  • A brief report (less than 250 words) detailing areas for improvement in the present art direction of Longleaf Review, and your suggestions on how they can be implemented.
  • A portfolio containing some of your best work (may include unpublished pieces).
  • A copy of your CV/Resume.

volunteer SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Description:

  • 2-5 hours a week commitment.
  • Regularly curate and schedule posts for all social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) of Longleaf Review.
  • Share newly-published blog posts and contents of regular issues on all social media accounts of Longleaf.
  • Help to strategize the social media presence of Longleaf Review and grow the journal’s followers/readership.
  • Foster friendly relationships with followers. 
  • Keep track of and promotes new work of former contributors and staff members published in other markets.
  • Familiarity with Slack/Asana/Later app.
  • Previous experience is a plus, but not required. 

Supplementary Materials:

  • At least 3 pitches on how Longleaf Review‘s social media presence can be improved.
  • A copy of your CV/Resume.

volunteer BLOG/Reviews staff writer

Description:

  • Contribute at least one article/literature review per month for the Longleaf blog.
  • Work directly with the Editor-in-Chief in the process of pitching and revision.
  • Take on assignments tasked by the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Previous writing experience with a literary publication is a plus, but not required.

Supplementary Materials:

  • At least 2 pitches for potential blog posts with particular focus on literary culture, writing craft, reviews, art, or news.
  • At least 2 writing samples (may include unpublished pieces).
  • A copy of your CV/Resume

Ready to volunteer?

To apply, send a brief cover letter and all supplementary materials requested for the position you’re interested in to longleafreview@gmail.com. Please include “Volunteer Application [Position]” in the subject of your email. We look forward to hearing from you & promise to respond ASAP!