First off: please familiarize yourself with the journal by visiting our About page, and perhaps also an issue or two.


Director of Marketing

From overseeing email marketing and content marketing to helping execute partnership and marketing events, our Director of Marketing will be key to fulfilling our mission as a publication, organization, and community resource, and a critical member of our leadership team. The ideal candidate will have experience in corporate or non-profit sectors and is a self-starter and creative driver. (Est. commitment: 5 hrs/week.) Please apply on the Adroit Submittable with a cover letter and resumé.

Prose Reader

Prose readers get the first crack at all submissions in their specified genre, and are expected to review fiction and nonfiction (and hybrid) submissions regularly and consistently. Reviewing submissions includes voting, providing comments, and participating in occasional discussions about pieces on the bubble. (Est. commitment: 3.5 hrs/week.)

Staff Engagement Coordinator

The Adroit Journal seeks a passionate, organized Staff Engagement Coordinator with a penchant for community building to lead community and educational programs for members of the Adroit Journal staff. The coordinator will manage the logistics of both our Visiting Writer Series and In-House Staff Craft Talks, which will include recruiting dynamic and exciting authors to enrich. Also, the coordinator will spearhead initiatives that enable staff members to establish connections within the currently 100+ strong Adroit community. Candidates should have experience working in literary organizations, as well as experience mobilizing and completing community building projects. The position is currently estimated to require four to five hours per week.


We are fully open to all readers and writers. At this time, we are not open to staff readers of other internationally-staffed unaffiliated literary journals. Publications that consider solely campus work, or work with specific geographic eligibility requirements, do not apply to this restriction.

As we seek to fill open positions sooner rather than later, we consider applications on a rolling basis.

***Unless otherwise specified, all positions are remote in nature & have a start-date of ASAP.***


I. Please pick one of the positions above and briefly (between 1-2.5 pages double spaced) explain what qualifies you for this position, and what you would add to the journal’s literary and/or artistic community. You are encouraged to include things such as experience in the specific field(s), writing publication, and other commendations and accolades, but this Adroit Statement should NOT read like a résumé.

At the end of the day, the statement should highlight your history, passion, and experience with the areas of the position and creative writing. Feel free to discuss other topics you feel are appropriate, as well as any specific connections, measures, or initiatives you might have (or aspire to have) with The Adroit Journal’s staff community.

Please copy and paste the following quick checklist of biographical points and include them at the beginning of your statement:


City & State (hometown)- 

Country (if international)- 

High School- 

College (if applicable)- 

Graduate School(s) (if applicable)- 


FOR ALL POSITIONS BUT POETRY & PROSE READER: If we think you might be a good match for the position, we will be in touch to schedule an interview. 


2. We ask that you provide a short sampling of your work (4-5 poems or 1-2 short stories/essays (max 10 pages double-spaced)) to supplement your written statement. This should be attached to the submission/application as a document. This is not to 'screen' writers and artists, but rather to get a better glimpse of who you are as a creator and, thus, as a person.

3. Once we review your statement, if we think you might be a good match for the journal's staff, we will email you a handful of pieces from our archives. These will serve as some sample submissions, which you will be asked to evaluate from the perspective of a staff member. This includes 1) providing a vote of yes, maybe, or no acceptance, 2) justifying your vote with a paragraph (generally a couple of sentences in length) explaining what you deem to be the piece's core strengths and weaknesses, and 3) returning the submissions back to us by emailing them to '' by the specified deadline. Failure to complete these mock evaluations will result in withdrawal of your application. Please note that – while the votes on the submissions are important to us, what is MOST IMPORTANT to us is the way in which you express and justify your votes in the comments area. In addition, please remember that you are NOT assessing whether the piece is ‘good’ or ‘bad,' nor should you be approaching submissions with a checklist mentality. Think about trying on the journal's aesthetic. 


First off: please familiarize yourself with the journal by visiting our About page, and perhaps also an issue or two.

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