Work With Us

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

FICTION CO-EDITOR

Our awesome Fiction Editor, Katherine Memmel, is in need of a Co-Editor!

Our slush pile runneth over, and we need an organized, goal-oriented editor to help dig through the virtual pile, separating the diamonds from the rough.

What we really need:

  • WordPress experience
  • Familiarity with our publication’s general style and tone
  • An eye for a great story, or one that’s almost there and which you can help edit to perfection
  • Clarity in written evaluations (all stories share pros and cons amongst editors, and paid submissions require brief explanations as to why the stories are being rejected)

To Apply

Send us a brief cover letter detailing any prior experience with lit mags and/or editorial work, along with a list of the skills and aptitudes you bring to the table. While we don’t need a detailed résumé, we would like to know if you’ve worked for any other lit mags (pro, amateur, personal or during college!) and, if not, why you think you’d be a good fit.

NOTE: As with all of our positions, there’s no payment for this gig, except for our undying gratitude and a great reference letter for potential employers. Please do not apply if you are going to have to quit within a month in favor of paid work; this has to be something you enjoy doing, and can do in your free time and/or on weekends, just like the rest of us. We estimate the position takes approximately 10 hours a month of reading work, along with a few hours worth of writing rejection letters.

To apply, email us through our contact page with the subject line “Fiction Co-Editor.” Please address the editors by names in your email, or we will assume you have not read the directions and therefore hurl your email directly into the trash.

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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