Call for Editors 2016-2017


Soliloquies Anthology is currently seeking applicants for our 2016-2017 Editorial Committee. Soliloquies Anthology is Concordia’s undergraduate literary journal that publishes both in print and online, giving students the opportunity to gain valuable publishing and editorial experience. We are hiring for the following positions:

  • Artistic Director
  • Managing Editor
  • Social Media Editor
  • Web Content Editor
  • Poetry Editors
  • Prose Editors

Next year will be the 21st volume of Soliloquies Anthology. Over its past 20 issues, Soliloquies Anthology has become a valuable member of the literary culture at Concordia and beyond. If you have a strong interest in publishing and want to join the masthead of our Editorial Committee, contact soliloquies.concordia@gmail.com for an application.

The application deadline is April 27th at 11:59pm. Information about the available positions follows.

The Artistic Director is responsible for all aspects of Soliloquies Anthology’s layout, formatting, promotional materials and design, both online and in-print. While the Artistic Director will take direction from the Editors-in-Chief regarding established consistency in the journal’s appearance, they will be encouraged to independently develop their own vision for the anthology’s artistic direction. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign or similar programs is required. Candidates with previous design or publishing experience are preferred. Previous promotional materials, including Soliloquies Anthology’s logo, will be provided.

The Managing Editor works closely with the Editors-in-Chief to perform the day-to-day operations of the journal. The Managing Editor contributes to various aspects of the anthology’s executive operations, including: aiding the Editors-in-Chief with the management of the editorial committee; correspondence with contributors, venues, publishers, and other external parties; and planning the journal, launch events, and other initiatives. Qualified applicants will have some interest in the publishing industry and excellent organizational and managerial skills.

The Social Media Editor is responsible for generating an online presence for the magazine, increasing readership outreach and promoting contribution opportunities to the general public. The Social Media Editor works in collaboration with the Web Content Editor on any online engagement initiatives for the journal, such as the bi-weekly Flash Fiction contest. The Social Media Editor’s primary responsibility is to manage Soliloquies Anthology’s social media presence. Interested candidates must demonstrate proficiency in managing Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts, and will be responsible for uploading content (in tandem with the Web Content Editor) and online publications (in tandem with the Artistic Director) to the website.

The Web Content Editor is dedicated to maintaining Soliloquies Anthology’s website, and is primarily responsible for generating accessible and interesting content for Soliloquies Anthology's readers. The Web Content Editor will work in tandem with the Social Media Editor on multiple online contributor engagement initiatives, such as the bi-weekly Flash Fiction contest. The Web Content Editor actively produces content for the website, including interviews with past contributors, multimedia content, and articles on current events relating to the journal or literary community. Qualified candidates will have knowledge of Wordpress, Squarespace, or similar publishing formats, and enthusiasm for generating quality online content.

Poetry Editors review, curate, and work with the magazine’s contributors to prepare their work for our publication. Poetry Editors engage with their genre as writers, readers, and members of the larger literary community, and align with the aesthetic tastes of the journal as a venue for poetry. Poetry Editors are responsible for selecting material from contributors under strict time constraints. Qualified candidates should demonstrate knowledge of (or willingness to learn about) Submittable.

Prose Editors review, curate, and work with contributors to prepare their work for our publication. Prose Editors may work with fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama submissions. Prose Editors engage with their genre as writers, readers, and members of the larger literary community, and align with the aesthetic tastes of the journal as a venue for fiction. Prose Editors are responsible for selecting material from contributors under strict time constraints.. Qualified candidates should demonstrate knowledge of (or willingness to learn about) Submittable. 

All members of the Editorial Committee actively contribute to other aspects of the production of the journal, outside of their job descriptions. They will participate in editorial meetings, offer suggestions for the development of our journal’s reputation, and assist in the execution of our publication, launch parties, and other contributor engagement initiatives affiliated with the journal. Interests and skills beyond the scope of the job description are an asset. Familiarity with the literary arts community is beneficial. 

Preference will be given to applicants who are undergraduate students in the English Literature or Creative Writing programs, but undergraduate students from any program are welcome to apply. Editors must be Montreal-based Concordia students through the entirety of 2016-2017 academic year. Full-time status is not required. 

All interested applicants must provide an updated CV outlining any relevant qualifications and a 300-word cover letter to soliloquies.concordia@gmail.com by 11:59PM on April 27th, 2016. Interviews will be held late April and early May.