We are currently looking for a new Creative Writing Editor (CWE). The CWE is responsible for curating the vision and overall direction for the creative writing section of The Other Journal in consultation with the executive editorial staff (i.e., editor-in-chief, executive editor, and managing editor).

More particularly, the CWE will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • solicit first-rate poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, author interviews, and book reviews
  • find good stuff in the slush pile
  • publish between six and twelve pieces for each upcoming issue
  • make preliminary edits on each incoming CW piece and then work with the managing editor and contributors on subsequent rounds of editing
  • manage the status of each submitted, pending, and in-process CW piece
  • communicate directly with contributors, potential contributors, and relevant TOJ staff throughout the editorial process
  • manage assistant editors and/or creative writing interns (if applicable)

The actual amount of time required for this position may vary from editor to editor and from week to week, but generally speaking, the CWE is expected to work between six and twelve hours per week. The CWE will receive a small stipend in appreciation for his or her awesomeness. The CWE should demonstrate at least some of the following:

  • joy in finding delightful, thought-provoking, and troubling work that haunts the intersection of theology and culture in unexpected and amazing ways
  • humor at the peculiar mechanics of running a small journal and at the absurdity of unsolicited submissions
  • a keen perceptiveness in the identification of first-rate poetry, fiction, and creative nonficition
  • self-sufficiency paired with an ability to work and play well with others, at least over e-mail
  • an MFA in creative writing and two years of editing experience or comparable writing/editing experience and expertise
  • familiarity with relevant writers for the CW section and access to a network of potential writers who can be solicited for contribution, including writers from a diversity of communities and backgrounds
  • spunk and enthusiasm in repping the journal in one’s hometown and at literary events like the Festival of Faith and Writing or AWP
  • disdain for the CWE acronym

Please note that this position does not require you to live in or relocate to Seattle. If you are interested in this position, please send a few words of introduction and your CV and/or resume to