We’re recruiting! PodCastle is looking to add additional associate editors (also referred to as slush readers) to our team.
PodCastle is an SFWA short fiction market. We’re in need of associate editors who can read and comment upon at least 10–20 stories a week during three to four reading periods spread throughout the year. You’ll be asked to help us select engaging, diverse, well-written, and thought-provoking stories from our unsolicited submissions queue. The most successful slushers will be familiar with our work and be able to identify a good fit. It helps if you’re familiar with our episodes and our submission guidelines. If selected, you will still be able to submit to PodCastle (and any other Escape Artists podcast).
We’re dedicated to publishing fiction that reflects the entire spectrum of the human experience. We acknowledge the realities of unconscious bias and make our best effort to account for it during our review process and expect every one of our associate editors to do the same.
This is an unpaid, volunteer position. However, we take lowering the barriers to publication and experience seriously and do our best to help associate editors gain experience. We will happily write letters of recommendation or references for both academic and employment applications for our readers.
EA is a tight-knit, welcoming, and inclusive group. We encourage you to ask around about us and our reputation or contact us directly if you have any questions.
If you would like to join our team, please complete our Associate Editor application form. We will be accepting applications until March 1, 2020.
We hope to hear from you soon!