Friday, January 07, 2011

Firewheel Editions Seeks Managing Editor

Much thanks to Mary Ann Campbell for her service to Firewheel! With her departure, we need a new Managing Editor. Please spread this announcement far and wide to anyone you think might be interested, or might know someone who might be interested.


Firewheel Editions—publisher of Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics, of the forthcoming Kugelmass: a Journal of Literary Humor, of books, and of fine chapbooks—seeks a new Managing Editor. Duties include: overseeing the submissions process via our online submission manager for both journals, for the Sentence Book Award, and for the Firewheel Chapbook Award; managing the subscription/order tracking and distribution processes; working with the editors and the layout designers of Sentence and Kugelmass to prepare each issue for publication; working with the Firewheel editor to prepare new books and chapbooks for publication; working with the web designer to upgrade and provide content for the web site. Training for all of these duties will be provided by the Editor as needed. Ideally, the Managing Editor would also be able to lead Firewheel into a new e-publication phase. Some work can be done off-site, and some work requires presence at the Firewheel office in Danbury, CT. Time required in the office will vary according to publication schedule; the typical week will require 3-5 hours in the office, and some weeks will require 8-10 hours.

Firewheel Editions is an independent, 501(c)(3) organization with low revenue. All staff members work on a volunteer basis so that the organization’s funds can go toward high-quality publications. We are looking for a Managing Editor who can make at least a 2-year commitment and who is personally invested in Firewheel’s mission and success. This is an excellent volunteer position for a recent graduate looking to build a portfolio, or for a young faculty member looking to build tenure credentials.

Firewheel is a member of CLMP.

Interested candidates should contact Brian Clements, Editor and Executive Director, at Please send a letter of interest, a c.v. or résumé, and 3 relevant references (no letters of recommendation, please). Queries welcome. We expect to contact interested and qualified candidates to schedule interviews no later than March 11.

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