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

Slush Reader Application 2016

Clarkesworld Magazine occasionally has need of new slush readers. If you are interested, please fill out this application. We never know when an opening will happen, but when one does, people on this list get priority.

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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  1. Candice Amanda Gopaul

    Neil – Thank you very much for your prompt response. I am very interested in participating in the growth of these genres and would like to learn as much about what is trending as possible. Please consider my application to assist in finding promising authors. Thank you!

  2. Jake

    Hi Neil, are there still openings for this? I’d really love to be a part of the team. Thanks, Jake.

    • We’re reviewing the applications now, so this would be a good time to drop an application in the pile.

  3. marie stanley

    64 year old retiree here; PLENTY of spare time !

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