Slush Reader Application 2014 By Neil Clarke On 07/09/2014 In clarkesworld magazine Clarkesworld Magazine is once again looking for slush readers. If you are interested, please fill out this application. A few notes: This is an unpaid volunteer position. Slush readers & other staff are prohibited from submitting stories or articles to the magazine. You will be expected to read and provide comments on an average of five stories per day. Previous My Detcon Schedule Next World Fantasy Award Nominees! 8 Comments Add Comment → Crystal Huff I’ve never done this before, but after Readercon, I might have time, for at least a month or so, and I’m certainly interested. I do read fairly quickly, although 5 stories per day sounds like a lot. What’s the word count on that? 😉 Best, Crystal 07/09/2014 Reply Neil Clarke This tends to be a several month commitment, so that’s something to think about. Our upper limit is 8000 words, but there’s no point finishing a story once you’ve decided it won’t fit. (Heck, if it starts with a zombie, you shouldn’t even pass the first page.) 07/09/2014 Reply gav how many zombie stories do you get on average? 07/13/2014 Reply Neil Clarke I haven’t been counting, but if I had to guess, almost one per day. 07/13/2014 Reply Michael Tymczyszyn I’m pretty sure I could commit to that for a couple of months at least. Would love to read some cutting edge not ready for prime time stories every day. 07/11/2014 Reply Jeremy Szal A chance to read sci-fi and fantasy stories for my favourite magazine? Heck yeah! I’m more than happy to read five stories a day, at the very least, and even more on weekends. Thanks for the opportunity! 07/19/2014 Reply Kell Brigan How would we be providing comments. Do you want a couple paragraphs each, or ??? I’m considering this, but need to know a little more about the “work load.” Thx. 09/03/2017 Reply Neil Clarke It’s generally just a few sentences to explain the basics of the story and why it didn’t work. 09/03/2017 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.