Uncanny Magazine Is Seeking a Nonfiction Editor!

And now for the good news, Space Unicorns!

We’re seeking to fill the Nonfiction Editor position with Uncanny Magazine, and we STRONGLY encourage BIPOC, Disabled, and LGBTQIA+ folks to apply! The position will begin in August 2021, and will run for six issues/a year with possibility for renewal. There is a modest stipend for this position. 

We’re looking for someone with a deep love and knowledge of science fiction and fantasy, and some experience in editorial work and publishing. The Nonfiction Editor position will allow opportunities to participate in the daily operations of running a multi-time Hugo Award-winning online bimonthly publication in the SF/F field. The Nonfiction Editor works closely with the Editors-in-Chief, and the primary tasks of the Nonfiction Editor include:

  1. Brainstorming: creating lists of possible essay topics and potential essayists with the Editors-in-Chief that might be of interest to Uncanny Magazine’s readers.
  2. Soliciting and commissioning: approaching potential essayists and discussing possible essay topics. The Nonfiction Editor is responsible for soliciting 3-4 essays per issue. 
  3. Editing: working with the essayists on developmental and line edits, and making sure the final essays are with the Editors-in-Chief by each issue’s deadlines.
  4. Promotion: signal boosting essays as they are released.
  5. Other duties as assigned, not to exceed 10% of total time allotted.

The Nonfiction Editor position will require roughly 15-20 hours per month. It is not location-dependent; communication and tasks will be done primarily online via email, Slack, Google Drive, and Zoom or Google Meetings.

Prior experience with nonfiction editing is greatly beneficial but not required. Training on Uncanny’s editorial style and philosophies will occur in formal sessions, and informally on the job.

Applications for the Nonfiction Editor position will be open from Monday,  June 28 through Monday,  July 19. Please submit a brief resume and short personal statement (up to 450 words) to uncanny [@] uncannymagazine.com with “Uncanny Nonfiction Editor” in the subject line.

Good luck, Space Unicorns!

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