Our Literary Journal

Our literary journal, Mud Season Review, will begin accepting submissions this summer. We’ve already closed the application period for volunteer editors. However, if you’re interested in participating, please let us know by filling out the form below. We may be able to accommodate your request.

This is going to be a fun project with two goals: (1) to bring more beautiful works of literature to a wide audience and (2) give Vermonters a chance to participate in the process of creating such a publication.

Please note that all fields require some content, so put N/A in the text fields that don’t apply to you.

Fiction Editor: Together with two assistants, will organize, read and confer about short fiction submissions. The fiction editor will also solicit new submissions when necessary and present final selections to (and discuss them with) Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief, and will send out rejection letters. The fiction editor will also provide critical feedback for writers who request it and pay a fee.

Poetry Editor: Together with two assistants, will organize, read and confer about poetry portfolio submissions, and solicit for new submissions when necessary. Will present final selections to (and discuss them with) Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief, and will send out rejection letters. Must have familiarity with or willingness to learn and engage with poetry forms and styles. The poetry editor will also provide critical feedback for writers who request it and pay a fee.

Nonfiction Editor: Together with two assistants, will organize, read and confer about nonfiction submissions, and solicit for new submissions when necessary. Will present final selections to (and discuss them with) Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief, and will send out rejection letters. The nonfiction editor will also provide critical feedback for writers who request it and pay a fee.

Visual Art Editor: Together with two assistants, will organize, read and confer about visual art submissions, and solicit for new submissions when necessary. Will present final selections to (and discuss them with) Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief, and will send out rejection letters. The visual art editor will also provide critical feedback for artists who request it and pay a fee.

Assistant Fiction Editor: Will do initial organizing and screening of submitted fiction, with guidance from Fiction Editor; and send out rejection letters. Must also serve as a copy editor of the print/online editions.

Assistant Poetry Editor: Will do initial organizing and screening of submitted poetry, with guidance from Poetry Editor; and send out rejection letters. Must also serve as a copy editor of the print/online editions.

Assistant Nonfiction Editor: Will do initial organizing and screening of submitted nonfiction, with guidance from Nonfiction Editor; and send out rejection letters.  Must also serve as a copy editor of the print/online editions.

Assistant Visual Art Editor: Will do initial organizing and screening of submitted art work, with guidance from Visual Art Editor; and send out rejection letters. Must also serve as a copy editor of the print/online editions.

Web Guru: Responsible for designing and maintaining the journal’s website, which will be updated on a weekly basis. Ideal candidate uses WordPress.org and can bring ideas on how technology can be used to bring a wide audience to the authors we publish.

Marketing/Social Media: Responsible for marketing of online journal. Create and maintain a social media presence for the literary journal. Issue press releases for new issues and newsworthy events. Plan public readings associated with the launch of a print edition.

Underwriting: Responsible for securing financial support from the business community.

Miscellaneous volunteers: We imagine we will need help with things we can’t foresee. Please let us know if you have skills to offer or time to devote to making this a strong, successful journal!

Fill out this form to apply.

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