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Call for Application: Editors for Spring Volume 12

Spring magazine is the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild’s bi-annual magazine that showcases poetry, short fiction and non-fiction by emerging Saskatchewan writers. We are seeking published Saskatchewan writers for the positions of Managing Editor, Prose Editor and Poetry Editor.


Managing Editor
The Managing Editor will:

  • Read through all submissions
  • Determine the number of submissions to include in the publication, and work with the Publications Coordinator to determine size of publication, artwork and theme
  • Work with Prose and Poetry Editors to select work to be included, including notifying successful contributors and unsuccessful submissions, and collecting signed contracts from contributors
  • Work with the Editors to ensure contributors complete their edits
  • Submit all edited work to the Publication Coordinator by the deadline
  • Coordinate the layout and order of the work in the magazine and proofread the magazine
  • Write a Managing Editor’s Note
  • Attend and assist the Program Manager in planning the launch on March 21, including assisting with the arrangements for readers and appropriate introductions and hosting

Prose and Poetry Associate Editors
The Prose Editor will be responsible for both fiction and non-fiction writing, the Poetry Editor will be responsible for poetry. In their respective genres, the Associate Editors will:

  • Read through all submissions
  • Work with the Managing Editor on selecting pieces for the magazine
  • Work with contributors to complete the editing of their pieces for publication
  • Submit all edited work to the Managing Editor by a predetermined deadline
  • Work with the Managing Editor for the layout and order of the work in the magazine
  • Write an Editor’s Note
  • Attend and assist in the planning of the launch(es), which may include assisting with the arrangements for readers and appropriate introductions

The Managing Editor will be paid $1,250 (plus GST) for their work and the Associate Editors will be paid $750 (plus GST) each. The work will be completed between Nov 25, 2020 and March 30, 2021.

Please email a letter of intent explaining which position you are interested and why, your editing style and experience, as well as a literary CV, by September 30, 2020 (midnight) to programs@skwriter.com. Preference will be given to Saskatchewan residents.


For more information, please contact:
Yolanda Hansen, Program Manager
T: 306.791.7743
E: programs@skwriter.com

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