ELJ Publications is growing. Our submissions are growing faster.

ELJ is committed to providing fee free, quick, personal responses to every submission. We accept simultaneous and multiple submissions. We also read BLIND.

We’re looking to adding two Assistant Editors and two Editorial Assistants to help us grow. These are UNPAID positions. All editors receive free books and all the experience s/he can handle. Now’s your chance to be a part of the Masthead of a growing, innovative small press.

Ideally, the perfect candidate(s):

  • Are English majors, either BA, MA or MFA;
  • Are not currently readers or editors for another press/journal;
  • Are writers themselves;
  • Are committed to reading submissions daily;
  • Are committed to partnering with ELJ for at least a year.

Our new Assistant Editors would both read, comment and refer potential work/manuscripts to our Executive Editor, Samantha Duncan, who handles all things acquisition, up to 10 submissions daily. Assistant Editors would read both poetry and prose, both manuscripts and serial submissions. As an Assistant Editor, you will delve into the “other side” of Submittable, read submissions by your peers, evaluate them based upon the press aesthetic, and be part of the decision making process.

Our new Editorial Assistants would take all comments made by a combination of all the editors and put them together a thoughtful, well-crafted personal response to all declined submissions, up to 10 declinations daily. As Editorial Assistant, you will also delve into the “other side” of Submittable, review, absorb and convey editorial comments in a professional response to your peers with an occasional opportunity to weigh in on a decision.

Either of these positions offer the ability to grow into a greater role in the press as we grow.

If you’re interested, please reach out to us at eljpublications@gmail.com with a very personable history of yourself. Please no resumes. Tell us who you are, why you love everything literary and why you’d like to join us. Please feel free to spread the word!

Happy Trails,

Ariana D. Den Bleyker, Founder