Clarkesworld Magazine is currently looking for a few slush readers to handle first pass reading of fiction submissions. Depending on their speed, candidates should expect to work between five and ten hours per week. Prior experience not required.

This position is unpaid, but we will happily write letters of recommendation or process internship paperwork as necessary. After one month review period, readers are added to the staff listing and become eligible to receive a free copy of Realms, the annual Clarkesworld anthology.

Interested parties should contact Neil Clarke at by August 31st. Please include answers to the following:

1. Name
2. Preferred email address
3. Why you’d like to do this
4. A bit about your experience (done this before, are you a writer, how long have you been reading short fiction in this genre)
5. How long you’ve been reading Clarkesworld
6. Three favorite CW stories
7. Least favorite CW story and why
8. What magazines you read
9. Three favorite short fiction authors
10. Rank in order: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction

All applications will be kept confidential.

8/23 4:45pm  Slush readers cannot submit stories to Clarkesworld.