The editors of Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry are seeking a team member to serve as our new Fiction Editor, someone who shares our passion for places where there are no roads, who has a keen interest in writing that is centered in those places, and whose own creative work includes writing, editing, and/or publishing fiction.

This is a NON-PAYING POSITION. Deep Wild Journal is a not-for-profit endeavor. Our satisfaction comes from the collaboration with writers, artists, and our own Deep Wild team in the publication of a journal that celebrates and advocates for wild places. 

Deep Wild Journal is published annually each summer in a print format. Submissions are accepted from October through December, and the selection and editing process extends through March. 

The Fiction Editor’s primary responsibilities are to read all fiction submissions, select the best prospects, discuss these with other editors, decide on three to five pieces, and work with writers to revise and prepare for publication. Editors spend an average of three to five hours a week in the fall and winter months, with the usual lull times and crunch time. Excepting deadlines for publication, the Fiction Editor has broad discretion to manage his or her own schedule and workflow.

We are a young journal—entering our fourth year—with a small staff, and would of course welcome someone with a bit of extra time/energy/ability to help with promotion and community outreach, and with ideas for how the Deep Wild enterprise can continue to evolve.

If interested, we encourage you to first familiarize yourself with Deep Wild Journal by exploring our website and our blog or by ordering a current or past issue of the journal. (Students and teachers, note our educational rate.) Then, please send a letter of introduction and interest to deepwildjournal@gmail.com. Preferred deadline: August 20. Open until filled. We look forward to hearing from you!

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