Poetry Editor Application

Due December 8

Apply to be an Augurian Editor

We’re looking for an eagle-eyed Poetry Editor with a passion for building compassionate, intersectional spaces. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you—and please, don’t self-reject. Our all-volunteer team is eager to welcome you.

Here’s what our Poetry Editor’s day to day would look like:

  • Read all Poetry submissions recommended by our First Readers
  • Curate a Poetry longlist for each issue, and select final pieces in a final submissions meeting with the Editor in Chief
  • Edit all Poetry contributions for each issue (2-4 pieces) and build friendly, respectful relationships with all contributors
  • If possible, attend & support Augur events
  • Contribute to biweekly social media scheduling (content, not strategy!)

Here’s what you should come prepared with:

  • A love of dreamy, surreal, and speculative poetry
  • Having read and loved the Augur Preview Issue
  • A desire to listen and learn from the people you work with
  • An editorial eye and process
  • (Asset) Some experience curating and editing poetry for magazines/journals

Preference will be given to intersectional applicants. All applicants must be living in or previously from Canada/Turtle Island.

There are four simple steps to apply:

  1. Download and fill out this application
  2. Download and edit this poetry piece, including any line edits and a short editor’s note
  3. Attach samples of your poetry (if applicable) to your email
  4. Send the application, poetry edit, and poetry samples to augurmag@gmail.com by December 8, 2017, with the title, “APPLICATION: Poetry Editor”

Thanks so much for wanting to join the team—we’re looking forward to reading your application!