ASL is seeking applications to be a co-editor of New Writing Scotland, from writers currently based in Scotland. Applicants should have a strong publishing record of their own, with a focus on poetry; previous editorial experience would be an advantage. The post will run for up to three years from 2024, for volumes 42, 43, and 44, publishing in 2024, 2025, and 2026 (dependent on funding).
Our editors jointly select approximately 50 pieces – poetry and prose – from the English- and Scots-language submissions we receive each year. The submissions are anonymised, and we provide editors with paper copies to read. As an editor, we’d ask you to attend launches in Edinburgh and Glasgow, assuming that physical launches are possible/practicable (travelling expenses would be paid). Editors receive an annual £1500 stipend and full editorial credit.
We encourage applications from all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from people who are under-represented within the sector, including from BPOC applicants (Black people and People of Colour), disabled people, LGBTQIA+ applicants and those from a low socioeconomic background.
Please send a CV and a one-page application letter, outlining your qualifications for the position, to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Sunday 26 November 2023.
Submission to New Writing Scotland is free and open to all. You can find our submission instructions on our website.