Callout: guest fiction editor

Paid guest editorship

Every year, Overland publishes several online editions showcasing fiction by new and emerging writers, or specially curated themed fiction editions. An opportunity exists for an emerging editor to work on one of these online fiction editions, to be published in April or May 2019.

Often our guest editors are taken from our team of volunteer fiction (and poetry) readers, but this is an opportunity for an emerging editor or writer in the broader literary community.

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 up to one page describing your previous writing and editing experience (this is an emerging opportunity, so doesn’t need to be long or comprehensive or a CV), and one or two paragraphs as to why you are the right person for the position.

Applications close 11.59 pm Monday 19 November 2018.


Read some of our previous special fiction editions

False documents – Dave Drayton

218.5 Autumn fiction – Khalid Warsame

Our hour – Anna Spargo-Ryan

216.5 Summer fiction – Kate Goldsworthy

The Anti-/dis-/un-Australian fiction issue – Ben Walter

The idea of women – Mandy Beaumont and Craig Bolland



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