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Halfway Down the Stairs is currently looking for a new poetry editor.   Duties will include reading and voting on submissions, sending acceptances and diplomatic rejections, and also editing and formatting accepted poems for publication.  We are looking for a poet who has a few hours a week to devote to HDtS and who is comfortable analyzing and evaluating poetry and other matters in support of our publication. Previous editing experience is preferred, but not required. This is an unpaid position.

Poetry Editor Application:

Name?
Why do you want to join the staff of Halfway Down the Stairs?
What skills or experience qualify you to be a poetry editor?
How much time per week could you devote to HDtS?
What kinds of poetry do you read?
When evaluating poetry submissions, what would you look for in terms of style or mechanics?

Please e-mail all applications to inquiries @ halfwaydownthestairs.net along with three writing samples, at least two of which should be poems.

Update, 4 May 2011: The position has been filled.

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