Want to be a part of the best literary magazine online? We’re currently hiring volunteers for the following positions:
We’re currently in search of a volunteer Fiction Editor, who can help us find the best of the best from our short fiction submissions, and post them to our WordPress site every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
- Accepting and rejecting submissions
- Copy editing submissions for clarity
- Proofreading submissions for final publication
- Hunting down appropriate CC-licensed artwork to accompany each piece
- Scheduling pieces one week in advance (minimum)
- Following up with authors to make sure we have their bios and photos, and inviting them to resubmit
Got what it takes? Apply for the position by telling us (briefly) about yourself and your literary interests and goals, what you’re reading right now, how experienced you are with WordPress/Submittable/Flickr, and why you’d be the most kick-ass Fiction Editor the Black Heart world has ever seen. Please use our contact form and the subject line “Fiction Editor.”
Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2013
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.
Send us your best work via our submissions system, after reading our guidelines.
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!
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!