Paid guest editorship
Every year, Overland publishes several online editions showcasing work by new and emerging writers. An opportunity exists for an emerging editor to work on one of these online fiction editions, to be published in August 2016.
Recent guest editors have included writer and academic Rachel Hennessy, writer and Lifted Brow fiction editor Khalid Warsame, writer and Affirm Press editor Kate Goldsworthy, and writer and Slow Canoe co-founder Oliver Driscoll. Ben Walter’s upcoming fiction edition, Overland’s first for 2016, will be published mid-April.
The successful applicant will receive a payment of $500 to read a large number of submitted stories and to select four for online publication. The emerging editor will be an Overland subscriber with sufficient familiarity with the journal to curate writing that is appropriate. They will also have a demonstrable interest in contemporary fiction and will be capable of writing a short editorial to introduce the edition. As the fiction will be read and assessed online, the applicant can be based anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.
How to apply
Please submit a brief CV (up to two pages), and one or two paragraphs as to why you are the right person for the position. Note: editors are welcome to suggest loose themes for their issues. (See, for example, the callout for the upcoming anti-/dis-/un-Australian issue.)
Applications for this position close 11.59 pm, Sunday 3 April.