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.

Slush Reader Applications

I’d like to thank everyone who expressed interest in our recent slush reader opening at Clarkesworld. We received over forty applications, so the final decision was much more difficult than normal. That said, we have reached a decision and our new reader has been notified. Their trial period begins this week.

If you are still interested in becoming a slush reader, our good friends at Electric Velocipede are currently looking for some help. More details available here:

http://www.electricvelocipede.com/2012/10/electric-velocipede-is-looking-for-slush-readers/

Clarkesworld is looking for a new slush reader

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

A few notes:

  1. This is an unpaid position.
  2. Slush readers & other staff are prohibited from submitting stories or articles to Clarkesworld.
  3. You will be expected to read an average of at least five stories per day and provide short comments on them.
  4. We will make our decision this weekend.
  5. New slush readers start with a one-month super-secret trial period.

Looking for Slush Readers

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 position.
  2. Slush readers & other staff are prohibited from submitting stories or articles to the magazine.
  3. You will be expected to read an average of at least five stories per day and provide comments on them.
  4. Some of the stories will burn your eyes.

Recruiting volunteers for our slush army!



Think you have want it takes to read through piles of stories and separate the good from the not-as-good?

Can  you read a daily average of five stories and explain why you like or dislike them?

Are you willing to do this as an unpaid volunteer (OK, you’d get some occasional free Wyrm Publishing books.)?

Do you want to be a slush reader for Clarkesworld Magazine?

If you answered yes to all of the above questions, you should contact Neil Clarke (neil@clarkesworldmagazine.com) by September 3rd. Please include answers to the following:

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

All applications will be kept confidential.

WARNING: Slush readers cannot submit stories to Clarkesworld.

Slush Readers for Clarkesworld Magazine

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 clarkesfiction@gmail.com 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.

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