Work With Us

Want to be a part of the best literary magazine online? We’re currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:

MANAGING EDITOR

We need a Managing Editor to help tend to lots of the behind-the-scenes, day-to-day activities involved in producing our magazine.

Duties include:

  • Interfacing with authors
  • Making sure all posts appear on time
  • Marketing published pieces across all social media platforms
  • Soliciting work from established authors
  • Hiring, coordinating and promoting editorial staff

This is a demanding, but rewarding, unpaid position with a small monthly honorarium. Therefore, we request that the Managing Editor have at least 15 hours a week free to devote to this gig.

To Apply

Send a brief cover letter outlining your skill set and experience with respect to literary magazines and management, as well as what assets you bring to Black Heart’s editorial team, to laura [at] blackheartmagazine [dot] com, with the subject line “Managing Editor.”

COLUMNISTS

Got something to say about reading, writing, or the literary community? We’re looking for monthly columnists to write creative and intelligent commentary related to the worldwide literary scene.

In addition to publishing awesome new fiction and poetry, we aim to connect with the literary community by offering timely commentary concerning books, authors, publishing (both traditional and digital), and other literary topics.

Columnists will be responsible for writing one blog post per month, 1,000 words or less, on a topic of their choosing.

Current examples of columns that appear on our site include:

We are also interested in adding more author interviews and “book-to-movie” reviews. (See below for Book Review guidelines.)

To Apply

Pitch us your idea for a column, including a title and the general type content you’d like to cover. Please include links to relevant writing samples, and tell us about any previous writing experience you have.

Send your complete application in by using our contact form and the subject line “BH Columnist.”

BOOK REVIEWERS

We love books, and we’d love to feature more reviews here on our site. To that end, we’re looking for Book Reviewers with a specific genre they’d like to pursue in a monthly column. Available genres for reviews include:

  • Action/Adventure
  • Bizarro
  • Erotica
  • Mystery/Suspense
  • Book to Movie Reviews (see our Submission Guidelines for complete details on this one)

To Apply

Got what it takes? Apply for the position by telling us (briefly) about yourself and your literary interests, what you’re reading right now and what genre you’d like to review. We’d also like to read a sample review of a book from your chosen genre; this can be a previously published review (just send us the link) or a piece specifically written for your application. Send your complete application in by using our contact form and the subject line “Book Reviewer.”

WRITERS

We’re always looking for great new writers, particularly for our (nonfictional) Character Crushes and new Vivacious Villains columns. We are also looking for highly opinionated small press and indie book reviewers, as well as short fictionistas and poets.

To Apply

Send us your best work via our submissions system, after reading our guidelines.

READERS

Like reading our website? Always want to be the first to know about the literary stars of tomorrow? Have a thirst for power, and the ability to succinctly state your case for stories that rock your world? Become one of our kick-ass readers!

To Apply

Email Editor-in-Chief Laura Roberts via our contact form with a brief cover letter explaining what you’d bring to the slush pile, plus a top 5 list of your desert island books, and details concerning any prior experience working for literary magazines. Please use “BH Reader” as your subject line, and indicate your preference of short fiction vs. poetry.

Thanks for your interest in working with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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