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We’re Looking for an Associate Editor

January 26, 2016

SmokeLong Quarterly is looking for an associate editor, social media and marketing, to join our team. We are an award-winning online flash fiction publication founded in 2003. This is virtual and is an unpaid volunteer position.


Read and comment on submissions.

Handle SLQ’s social media accounts, including, but not limited to, posting about new stories and blog posts each week, responding to and interacting with our followers, generating ideas about new content, giveaways or other promotions, identifying new social media opportunities, and monitoring analytics.

Promote and market SmokeLong to new audiences and identify partnerships to increase SmokeLong‘s traffic and readership.

Offer feedback and critiques to our Kathy Fish Fellow.

Time commitment is a rough estimate of 2-5 hours per week and will vary based on number of submissions.


We want someone who is interested in and passionate about flash fiction, literary fiction, small presses and online publishing. We need you to use and be comfortable with social media, mostly Twitter and Facebook (bonus if you’ve already got a good network, but not necessary). Bonus also if you’ve had previous experience at a literary magazine or blog. We want someone with a keen eye for good fiction, a good sense of humor and easy-going personality. We are also looking for someone who responds quickly and efficiently to email and online group discussions.

Most of all, we need someone who is excited about reading submissions and has the time and interest in committing to regular check-ins to vote and comment on stories in our queue. Yes, this includes the slush pile. Some weeks we will only have a handful of stories to read, but other weeks you might find 50-60 in the queue, so some flexibility is needed.

No pay, but you will get:

Hands-on experience with a thriving, reputable literary publication

Networking opportunities with writers, editors, and publishers

Our undying love and devotion

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to editors@smokelong.com with the subject line: SLQ Associate Editor Position. In your cover letter, be sure to address why you’re interested in working with SmokeLong as well as how much time per week you have to devote to volunteering with us. We will accept applications until the position has been filled.

Thank you for your interest!


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