Volunteer at Utopia Science Fiction Literary Magazine

Do you have a passion for reading and writing?

 

Utopia Science Fiction Magazine is looking for manuscript readers to join our editorial team.

We are seeking the following:

  • Poetry Reader

  • Fiction Reader

  • Marketing Volunteer

Perks:

  • All Volunteers get a free subscription to Utopia Science Fiction e-magazine

  • Readers have the unique opportunity to see trends in poetry and short prose and enjoy early access to work from established and emerging writers.

  • Volunteers receive an excellent credential to add to their resume

Manuscript Reader

Manuscript readers for poetry and fiction. We are currently seeking only a couple of candidates. We will keep interested parties applications on file for a fiscal year and should we need extra hands, choose from that list.

Qualifications

  • Must have regular access to internet and E-mail.

  • Fluency in English. This includes a reasonably solid grasp of spelling , grammar, and punctuation

  • Must be available to commit to self-directed work at least 3-5 hours a week

  • Attentive to detail

  • Able to express themselves clearly in writing and effectively summarize

  • Discretion. Please do not write in any fashion about the details of the submissions received outside of communication with the small staff at Utopia Science Fiction. Failure to comply to this implied nondisclosure will result in immediate dismissal.

Preferences

  • Previous experience on staff of any publication

  • Is familiar with the work published by Utopia Science Fiction and what we're looking for

  • Is an avid reader or writer

  • Has a background or basic familiarity with some science

  • A good sense of what makes a good science fiction story

Responsibilities

  • Read up to 5 stories a week

  • Vote yes or no and provide a paragraph or two of explaining your reaction to the work and why you think it would or would not be a good fit for our magazine.

  • Pass good or promising stories along to the Editor

  • Write a rejection note to stories you choose not to accept.

Training

You will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief who will explain and walk you through the necessary steps. He will be available to answer any of your questions at any time. Communication will take place via e-mail and all work will be done remotely.

HOW TO APPLY

  • E-mail us at UtopiaScienceFiction@Gmail.com with the subject line "Volunteer Application"

  • Include a Cover Letter letting us know your qualifications (if any) and reason for interest

  • Let us know whether you prefer Poetry reading or Fiction reading.

  • Include a list of 3-5 of your favorite science fiction short story authors (not novels authors, though those who write both like H.G. Wells are of course, fine!) or favorite science-fiction poets and briefly explain what you like about them.

  • Include a list of 2 of your favorite stories or poems Utopia Science Fiction has published(Feel free to look at our Archives for ideas). - Write  a brief paragraph explaining what you liked about it. (Tell us what you really think, rather than what you think you want us to hear)

Note 1: If accepted as a reader you will not be allowed to submit content to Utopia Science Fiction

Note 2: This is a time commitment. Please be able to set aside dedicated hours to work and don't expect to be able to do this only in spare moments.

Marketing Volunteer

Marketing Volunteer to help with marketing and social aspects of our magazine. We are currently seeking a candidate to fill this position. We will keep interested parties applications on file for a fiscal year and should we need extra hands, choose from that list.

Qualifications

  • Must be social, energetic, friendly and willing to interact cordially with our readers and writers via e-mail and social media

  • Tech Savvy with familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, or other social media platforms

  • Interested in science trivia, science fiction, reading and writing

  • Marketing and outreach savvy

  • Able to express themselves clearly in writing

  • Available for self-directed work 3-5 hours a week.

Preferences

  • Previous marketing or outreach experience

  • Ability to be inventive and generate ideas

  • Ability to plan and execute a social media/online marketing campaign 

  • Familiarity with our current Facebook and Twitter feeds

  • Familiarity with Utopia Science Fiction's mission and publications

Responsibilities

  • Generate social media content

  • Actively expand readership

  • Search and create opportunities for sponsorship and partnership with other organizations and magazines

  • Think of Innovate ways to promote our magazine

  • Generate ideas to actively engage with our current readers through contests, events, blog posts, etc.

  • Help in marketing subscription and merchandise

Training

You will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief who will explain and walk you through the necessary steps. He will be available to answer any of your questions at any time. Communication will take place via e-mail and all work will be done remotely.

HOW TO APPLY

  • E-mail us at UtopiaScienceFiction@Gmail.com with the subject line "Volunteer Application"

  • Include a Cover Letter letting us know your qualifications (if any) and reason for interest

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