CALL FOR FICTION REVIEW EDITOR

The SFRA Review is seeking a Fiction Review Editor who will continue the Review’s 50-year history of providing critical scholarly reviews of recent sf. The ideal candidate will have a passion for and familiarity with the genre and will be aware of the major contemporary sf publishers, imprints, authors, trends, etc. 

Because this position requires the solicitation of review copies and mailing of those copies to reviewers, we request that only folks with a department willing to pay the mailing costs apply. Thus, this position may be best for a tenure-track professor or an adjunct/lecturer/visiting professor with good departmental support for academic projects such as book review editing. 

Prior editing experience is not essential, but it is desirable. Applicants should be SFRA members.

This is not a remunerated position. 

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE

  • Maintain contact with relevant publishers, authors, and distributors to secure copies of works (whether paper or electronic)
  • Update Google document of available works for review to be shared with the Editor
  • Organize and maintain a database of reviewers
  • Seek out and solicit possible/interested reviewers
  • Edit submitted reviews as necessary
  • Revise editorial guidelines as may become necessary
  • Coordinate activities with the Assistant Fiction Review Editor in order to meet the review section goal of at least 5 fiction reviews per journal issue (20 per year)

TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION OF FICTION REVIEW EDITOR

Please send a short statement (200-300 words) that covers why you are interested in the position and your qualifications, as well as your CV to the SFRA Review Editor, Sean Guynes, by January 20, 2020 at guynesse@msu.edu. Please be sure to indicate whether your department will be willing to support the cost of mailing books for review.

Selection process: the Editor and Managing Editor will choose the top three candidates (or two, depending on the size of the applicant pool) and pass these to the editorial team, who as a whole will vote to decide on the Fiction Review Editor based on the senior editors’ selections and comments on candidates’ fit. The purpose of this particular process is to ensure the least amount of bias in selecting a Fiction Review Editor for SFRA Review.


CALL FOR ASSISTANT FICTION

REVIEW EDITOR

The SFRA Review is seeking an Assistant Fiction Review Editor. The ideal candidate will have a passion for and familiarity with sf. Because this position requires the solicitation of review copies and mailing of those copies to reviewers, we request that only folks with a department willing to pay the mailing costs apply.
Prior editing experience is not essential, but it is desirable. Applicants should be SFRA members.

This is not a remunerated position. 


RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE

  • Assisting the Fiction Review Editor in compiling a list of reviewable fiction items and soliciting review copies from publishers.
  • Aiding the Fiction Review Editor in regularly soliciting content and expanding the contributors list
  • Assisting the Fiction Review Editor with preparing final edits of reviews to be delivered to the Editor

TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION OF ASSISTANT FICTION

REVIEW EDITOR

Please send a short statement (200-300 words) that covers why you are interested in the position and your qualifications, as well as your CV to the SFRA Review Editor, Sean Guynes, by January 20, 2020 at guynesse@msu.edu. Please be sure to indicate whether your department will be willing to support the cost of mailing books for review.

Selection process: the Editor and Managing Editor will choose the top three candidates (or two, depending on the size of the applicant pool) and pass these to the editorial team, who as a whole will vote to decide on the Assistant Fiction Review Editor based on the senior editors’ selections and comments on candidates’ fit. The purpose of this particular process is to ensure the least amount of bias in selecting an Assistant Fiction Review Editor for SFRA Review.



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