We are currently only accepting applications for the Poetry Reader position, below. All other submissions are currently closed, but we look forward to reading your work soon. Please check back for revised submission guidelines later this year. 

We are currently reading all existing submissions, and our response time is around 8 months. 

Please feel free to contact editors@poetrymagazine.org with questions.

Poetry Reader (Contract Role 6 months)

This is a remote independent contractor position.

At the Poetry Foundation, we exist to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. Poetry magazine, published by the Poetry Foundation, is an independent literary magazine committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.

We are seeking several independent contractors to read and evaluate received poetry submissions. Contractors will draw upon their poetry expertise to provide feedback and different perspectives to the internal team. Interested parties who meet the Illinois definition of Independent Contractor status from in or outside the US are welcome to respond to this posting citing relevant current or past experience.

Role Responsibilities

Working independently, readers will provide comments on submissions in Submittable and periodically attend editorial meetings to discuss submissions (via video chat or phone).

Contract Start Date: November 15, 2020.

Consideration Period: October 16–November 1, 2020.

Rate of Pay: We offer competitive pay at $35/hour.

Anticipated Commitments

  • Readers should anticipate committing between 15–45 hours per month.
  • This position requires an internet connection and experience using Submittable.

More About the Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation pursues its mission to celebrate and share the best poetry with the largest audiences through a family of programs. Learn more about them here.

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