by Morgan Mann
Writers Magazine is currently accepting applications for our 2016 Editorial Board.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Writers: it is an annual publication of current UP students’ creative writing—prose, poetry, nonfiction, etc.—and visual art—photography, sketches, paintings, prints, etc. If you want to check out previous editions, go here.
Hey! I’m Morgan Mann, and Ana Fonseca and I are the Senior Editors for this year’s edition of Writers. We’re looking for five students who exhibit strong editorial skills, commitment to the magazine, and additional applicable experience. As an editor, you are responsible for soliciting involvement, reading and evaluating all submissions, editing final content, planning the launch, and distributing copies. As a member of the editorial board, you should see your individual abilities as a way to actively contribute to the group. We’re really excited to build a cooperative team of uniquely talented students.
The majority of our work (especially soliciting and evaluating submissions) is done in the spring, but starting in November we’ll begin creating a vision and a plan for Writers 2016. Being an editor is a big time commitment, so please consider your schedule (November-May) when applying.
Being on the editorial board for Writers Magazine is an outstanding opportunity that allows you to gain valuable experience, develop important skills, and strengthen relationships with fellow students. I’ve been an editor since my freshman year, and I’ve gained countless abilities and met amazing people. It can be a big commitment, but it’s a lot of fun. For instance: the “big meeting” may be long, but you get to eat doughnuts with cool people, so it’s 100% worth it. And all the hours of work are definitely worth the pride of printing a magazine that exhibits the creative talent of UP students.
While this post is directed at English majors and minors, we welcome applicants from students of all academic areas. If you have a friend who would be a great addition to our Editorial Board, please encourage them to apply. And if editing just isn’t your thing, please submit your creative works later in the semester!
To apply, please email a resume and a brief cover letter to Ana and me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 19th. We look forward to hearing from you.