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Start: November 13, 2023 (SK Time)
Andrea MacLeod - Executive Assistant
Start: November 13, 2023 (SK Time)

Grain Literary Magazine: Call for Editor


Grain, Saskatchewan’s award-winning journal of eclectic writing, seeks an Editor for a three-year contract, commencing December 1, 2023.


The ideal candidate will have editing experience in literary/scholarly magazine or book publishing, especially in the selection and publication of Canadian poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, the Editor manages all content and production aspects of Grain’s four annual issues.


The Editor supervises two associate editors, works in collaboration with production and administrative staff at the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, and excels at working both independently and in a team setting. Knowledge of Saskatchewan, prairie, and Canadian literature and of the Canadian literary community is expected. Familiarity with Canadian literary magazine publishing is an asset.


To help the SWG support writers of diverse communities and identities, we encourage applicants to self-declare if they identify as a writer who is a member of group(s) experiencing marginalization and underrepresentation. (i.e. Black, Indigenous, or Person of Colour, 2SLGBTQ+, or Disability)


The successful applicant will have experience in and/or knowledge of the following:

  • selection, editing and copy-editing of literary manuscripts
  • managing the submission process and Submittable
  • design, proofing, and printing processes
  • print, website and social-media marketing
  • strategic planning for growth and resilience
  • grant writing and event planning
  • personnel management and supervision 
  • strong administrative, financial and budgeting skills


Grain’s Editor may reside anywhere in Saskatchewan. Work will be home-based, with occasional travel required to attend meetings and Grain’s public events. A typical work week averages 20-25 hours. For a detailed job description, please click here.  Remuneration is commensurate with experience


Please forward your resume, a description of your distinctive editorial approach to Grain, and three references to David Schleich, Grain Advisory Board Chair at with the subject line: Grain Editor.


Application deadline: October 30, 2023