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.
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? 😉
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.)
how many zombie stories do you get on average?
I haven’t been counting, but if I had to guess, almost one per day.
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.
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!
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.
It’s generally just a few sentences to explain the basics of the story and why it didn’t work.