Associate Prose Editor
This is one of two Associate Editor positions at The Georgia Review. This Associate Prose Editor, in concert with the Associate Poetry Editor, is responsible to the Editor of The Georgia Review for performing high-quality editorial work dealing primarily with screening of submissions from the online submissions manager program, selecting and preparing works for potential publication, and attending acquisitions meetings in which such manuscripts are evaluated. Some manuscripts approved by the acquisitions team will be assigned to an Associate Editor by the Editor for final editing. Although this Associate Prose Editor specializes in prose fiction and nonfiction, each Associate Editor is fluent in all genres.
This position leads the department’s experiential learning program, which entails administering the program as the faculty of record, conducting the interviews that determine each year’s cohort of interns, leading submission workshops, and mentoring the graduate assistants, who assist with running the program.
This position will:
• Screen online submissions (poetry, short fiction, and essays) by selecting and securing submissions for the acquisitions team, working with the acquisitions team to evaluate submissions, and editing assigned work slated for publication.
• Administer The Georgia Review’s experiential learning program by conducting interviews for admittance, leading submission workshops, and guiding 6-8 participating undergraduate students through an array of hands-on activities and experiences.
• Mentor graduate assistants and undergraduate interns.
• Generate original web content for the site’s various featured categories.
• Assist with the planning, coordination, and publicity of local Georgia Review programs, such as lectures and readings.
• Represent The Georgia Review at local, regional, and national functions as necessary.
• Maintain flexibility and awareness of changes and needs in the department by assuming related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Georgia Review Internship
Our intern program is evolving to offer a literary magazine experience as close to comprehensive as possible. At present, we offer a limited number of unpaid internships to interested third- or fourth-year University of Georgia students during the academic year. At the outset, the interns’ ten-hour work week is spent reading submissions, while Georgia Review staff members direct interns in their evaluations by holding weekly seminars. After that introductory period, we offer opportunities in each of the three departments of the Review: editorial, production/design, and marketing/outreach. During the first semester, interns cycle through brief rotations with each of the three office departments, learning about each facet of literary magazine work. Interns also complete a related small project in each area, e.g., in an editorial session, interns might work on vetting books for review; in marketing/outreach, they might write a social media post; in production/design, they might work on a short line editing project.
During the second semester, interns choose two departments for seven-week apprenticeships that feature more extensive projects, supervised by the appropriate staff member. As in the first semester, the remainder of their ten weekly hours are spent evaluating manuscripts. We believe this updated approach will prepare interns professionally for work in the publishing field. Interns are eligible for Experiential Learning credit. We review applications each April for the following academic year. Please direct any questions to Douglas Carlson.