The duties of each editor include working with the magazine’s faculty advisers to: publicize the submission deadline; solicit submissions; work with reading staff to review, select, and edit submissions per college guidelines; announce the arrival of the magazine; work on the look/layout of the magazine, work with the printers, and organize events to publicize the magazine and showcase work from the magazine.
- The Content/Managing Editor should have strong English and grammar skills, strong creative writing ability in fiction and/or poetry, a dedication to literature, a willingness to work with faculty advisers, a commitment to deadlines, leadership skills, and (preferably) an A in a college level creative writing class. Candidates whose work has been in the magazine are given an advantage, and prior experience working with a student publication at the high school or college level (including FLR itself) is a plus but not a requirement. Those applying for Content Editor should submit a cover letter including name, contact info, and student ID number; indicating the editorship that the student is applying for (you may apply for both); and briefly outlining the student’s best qualifications. Also include a creative writing sample of three to fifteen pages. Any graphic artwork, photographs, or other art pieces are a plus. Depending on the budget, this position includes a small stipend. If a student has applied for the Content Editor position but doesn’t get it, he or she may be asked to join the Reading Staff.
- The Layout/Art Editor should have some background in graphic design and an interest in working with Adobe Illustrator or InDesign (experience with these programs is preferred but not required as long as the student is willing to self-educate). This editor is responsible for soliciting art and photographic submissions and for choosing the visual contributions that go in the magazine, laying out the magazine, helping create or select the cover design, reviewing and correcting proofs, producing and publishing all publicity for the magazine, working with the printers on prices and deadlines, and maintaining The Fall Line Review web site. Those applying for the Layout Editor should submit a cover letter including name, contact info, and student ID number; indicating the editorship that the student is applying for (you may apply for both); and briefly outlining the student’s best qualifications, as well as a portfolio of graphic work. Depending on the budget, this position includes a small stipend. Applicants to this position with creative writing backgrounds who do not get the position may be asked to join the Reading Staff.
- Reading Staff. To apply for the reading staff, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest and include name, contact info, and student ID number and any relevant (literature/creative writing) background information: major, clubs, interests, publications, etc., as well as at least three pages of a creative writing sample. Preference will be given to students who have received an A in a creative writing class, though this is not a requirement. These are unpaid positions.
- If necessary, additional staff such as a fiction or poetry editor may be chosen from the reading staff. These would be unpaid positions.
Requirements for all staff include a 2.5 GPA and enrollment in at least 4-6 credit hours for fall and spring semesters.
For more information, contact advisors Dr. Kelly Whiddon (email@example.com) or Professor Adam Young (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please send applications to email@example.com by Monday, May 15, 2017 at 5 p.m.