Help-Wanted

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Help-Wanted
With a new website design on the way, we’re looking for some new team members who would like to volunteer a few hours per week to help us fill it with the best literary content we possibly can. To that end, we are searching for a few new editors and contributors.

Several positions are currently open:

 

FICTION EDITOR

The ideal candidate for this should:

-Be familiar with what we’ve published in the past and the types of stories we’re on the lookout for
-Have some sort of editorial experience (not necessarily literary editing)
-Be active on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, etc.)
-Literary connections are a plus

Responsibilities include:

-Accepting and rejecting stories from our Submittable slush pile
-Working with authors to tighten stories that are almost there but not quite
-Light copy editing of stories
-Reaching out to solicit works from authors and publishers (excerpts, stories, etc.)

 
INTERVIEWS EDITOR

The ideal candidate for this should:

-Be familiar with interviews we’ve published in the past
-Have some sort of editorial experience (not necessarily literary editing)
-Have some sort of interviewing experience
-Be active on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, etc.)
-Literary connections are a plus

Responsibilities include:

-Coordinating interviews
-Conducting interviews
-Light copy editing of interviews

 
INTERVIEWERS

In addition to an Interviews editor, we’re also looking for people who would be interested in conducting interviews with literary folks (authors, publishers, designers, bookstore owners, etc.).

The ideal candidates for this should:

-Have a writing background
-Preferably have interviewing experience, though this isn’t necessary
-Be active on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, etc.)

 
BOOK REVIEWERS

We have a queue of books that need reviewing, and are looking for some contributors who would like to do this.

The ideal candidates for this should:

-Have a writing background
-Have a reviewing background, though this isn’t necessary
-Be active on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, etc.)

 

BLOGGERS

We are looking for people to write literary-based blog posts. The content is wide open, as long as it has a literary angle. The posts can be regular, semi-regular, or just one-time guest posts. If you have any ideas, please pitch them to us.

The ideal candidates for this should:

-Have writing experience (previous publications are a big plus)
-Copy editing skills
-Be active on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, etc.)

 

Like all positions at Monkeybicycle, these are unpaid. And we only ask for a few hours per week. Ambition and experience are very helpful to do the duties required of these tasks, but we also ask that you share similar literary sensibilities to Monkeybicycle. Please read through our website to see things we’ve published in the past to see if everything aligns before submitting. If you’re interested in applying for any of the open spots, please email your résumé and a few words about yourself to openings [at] monkeybicycle dot net and reference the position you’re interested in as the subject.

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