Neil Clarke

The Award-Winning Editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, Forever Magazine, The Best Science Fiction of the Year, and More

Slush Reader Application 2014

Clarkesworld Magazine is once again looking for slush readers. If you are interested, please fill out this application.

A few notes:

  1. This is an unpaid volunteer position.
  2. Slush readers & other staff are prohibited from submitting stories or articles to the magazine.
  3. You will be expected to read and provide comments on an average of five stories per day.

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8 Comments

  1. 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

    • 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.)

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

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