A cappella Zoo expects a variety of perspectives to influence the directions we grow and the work we select for publication. We're looking for new long-distance readers to join the editorial board during the spring/summer submissions period for the production of the Fall 2013 issue.
Each Reader will review 5-15 submissions per week, April through May (subject to change before the beginning of the period). Submissions are accessed and reviewed online via Submittable. Once joining the editorial board, Readers are not permitted to submit work for consideration. If interested, Readers are also invited to write reviews of new books by our contributors.
COMPENSATION: All board members are volunteers; their donated time and energy help ensure the growth and success of this labor-of-love project. Readers are listed on the masthead & receive a free print issue.
QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants should A) have experience with writing workshops, editorial boards, or contemporary lit criticism; B) be familiar with a few literary or genre magazines and anthologies; C) read a recent issue of A cappella Zoo; D) become familiar with slipstream, magic realism, absurdism, fabulism, the uncanny, and other related terms.
If you'd like to learn more about the genres we work with, we recommend Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology. Also, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF) often publishes high-quality slipstream.
HOW TO APPLY: Email a brief (500-1000 w) letter to the editor in which you communicate the following:
the title of a short story or poem you read years ago and why it has remained memorable to you,
a sense of what A cappella Zoo publishes or your perspective on what MR/slipstream/etc are all about,
a favorite work published in A cappella Zoo and its strengths and weaknesses,
a least favorite work published in A cappella Zoo and its strengths and weaknesses,
and what you could bring to our editorial board, including whether you can critique poetry and/or fiction.
Include your address and phone number and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.