Sundog Lit is looking for a new poetry editor!

What do we want? We want someone who has experience in publishing and editing poetry, has a strong editorial vision, and sympathizes with our mission:

  • publishing pieces that engage with tension, introspection, empathy, consider positionality, form play, emotional courage, and musicality.
  • uplifting voices from all corners in hopes of breaking down ideas of who is widely read and rebelling against power structures that stifle expression.
  • assisting Sundog in being a platform for artists to showcase their vital work while participating in the wider literary community.

Other Experience & Skills

  • Effective and open communication
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • A portfolio of poetry published across a range of literary magazines


  • Keeping up on submission queue
  • Soliciting authors
  • Working with writers to edit work for biannual issues
  • Promoting the magazine and its writers
  • Assisting in maintaining Sundog’s Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • Participating in web meetings with Sundog staff

A few notes on our work and aesthetic:

  • Sundog is a highly collaborative effort and whoever we bring on board will become a full and valued member of our team.
  • As always, we are passionate about contributing to a literary culture that continually evaluates what barriers prevent any author, including and especially writers of color and LGBTQ+ writers, from joining the community and works to remove those barriers.

In light of the latter point above, applications from those identifying as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ are especially encouraged.

To Apply

If interested, send a letter of interest, a C.V., and any relevant work or samples to with “Poetry Editor” in the subject line by July 15.

This is an unpaid position (as we’re a non-profit and don’t pay ourselves).