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Halfway Down the Stairs (HDtS) is currently looking for new nonfiction editors. Duties will include reading and voting on submissions, sending acceptances and diplomatic rejections, and also editing and formatting accepted creative nonfiction for publication.

We are looking for writers who have a few hours a week to devote to HDtS and can commit to carrying out regular (but not onerous) duties reliably. You will need to be comfortable analyzing and evaluating creative nonfiction submissions, making sometimes difficult decisions, and assisting with other matters in support of our publication. Previous editing experience is preferred, but not required, and some web literacy is also useful. This is an unpaid position.

Both of our existing nonfiction editors will be departing HDtS, after years of valued service, to pursue other projects. However, one nonfiction editor will remain in the role until June 2023 to assist with training the new editors. This is a great opportunity to enter an editorial role with support from our friendly team, but also to make your own mark as a leader for nonfiction in our magazine in the medium to longer term. It also means we are looking for people who can hit the ground running, and expect to stick around for a while.

Please e-mail all applications to halfway . stairs @ gmail . com (with spaces removed) along with a prose writing sample (preferably nonfiction), and the following information:

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

Applications for the role are still open.
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