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Event Type
Calls Of Interest

Start: November 15, 2021
Contact
Cat Abenstein - Program Coordinator
306-791-7746
swgevents@skwriter.com
Start: November 15, 2021

Call for Application: Editors for Windscript Volume 38

Windscript magazine is the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild’s annual magazine that showcases poetry, short fiction and nonfiction by Saskatchewan high school students. We are seeking emerging Saskatchewan editors to fill two positions: a hybrid role of Managing Editor + Poetry or Prose Editor and an Associate Editor who will work in the other genre.  

 

Managing Editor

The Managing Editor will:

  • Read through all submissions
  • Receive overall direction from the Program Coordinator and maintain regular communication
  • Determine the number of submissions to include in 40 pages of the publication, and discuss a theme or design with the Publications Coordinator
  • Work with Prose or Poetry Editor to select work to be included, including notifying successful contributors and unsuccessful submissions, and collecting signed contracts from contributors
  • Work with the Associate Editor to ensure contributors complete their edits
  • Submit all edited work to the Publication Coordinator by the deadline 
  • Coordinate the layout and order of the work in the magazine and proofread the magazine
  • Write a Managing Editor’s Note
  • Attend and assist the Program Coordinator in planning the launch(es) in late May, including assisting with the arrangements for readers and appropriate introductions and hosting
  • Provide a brief final report of the experience
     

Prose and Poetry Associate Editors

The Prose Editor will be responsible for both fiction and nonfiction writing, the Poetry Editor will be responsible for poetry. In their respective genres, the Associate Editors will:

  • Read through all submissions
  • Work with the Managing Editor on selecting pieces for the magazine
  • Work with contributors to complete the editing of their pieces for publication
  • Submit all edited work to the Managing Editor by a predetermined deadline
  • Work with the Managing Editor for the layout and order of the work in the magazine
  • Select winners and honourable mentions for the magazine awards in their respective genre
  • Assist with proofreading the magazine
  • Write an Editor’s Note
  • Attend and assist in the planning of the launch(es) in late May, which may include assisting with the arrangements for readers and appropriate introductions
  • Provide a brief final report of the experience

 

The Managing + Poetry or Prose Editor will be paid $1250 (plus GST) for their work and the Associate Editor will be paid $750 (plus GST). The work will be completed between November 22, 2021 - May 31, 2022.

 

Please email a letter of intent explaining which position(s) you are interested in and why, your editing style and experience, and your experience working with young writers, as well as a literary CV, by Monday, November 15, 2021 (midnight) to swgevents@skwriter.com. Preference will be given to emerging editors who reside in Saskatchewan and who have not served in the Windscript Managing Editor position in the last year.