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Would you like to help publish the next issue of The Lit?

We’re building a new cross-Atlantic issue of The Lit! Editors and illustrators, we want to hear from you…

The Literary Platform explores storytelling, social change, publishing and innovation.

Following on from the success of our recent print and online publications, we’re looking to build a new editorial team for the next issue (Issue #5) of The Lit, our online literary journal.

This is part of a multidisciplinary collaborative project between University of Exeter and the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, focused around the concept of ‘small town stories’. As such, current students at the University of Exeter and UBC Okanagan are invited to apply.

The following roles are available:

Assistant Editor

This role will involve shaping the editorial theme for the issue (small town stories), drafting callouts for features, co-editing features and potentially writing content for the issue, published Spring 2023. This is an opportunity for English, creative writing, creativity and publishing students to build their editorial portfolio, and we are happy to shape the role dependent upon the skills and desired outcomes for each applicant.

Assistant Art Director

We are also looking for an Assistant Art Director to develop the design / illustration approach for the issue, and sourcing / briefing an illustrator accordingly. We are happy for the Art Director to also illustrate / create visuals for the issue, if preferred.

Please take a look at previous issues of The Lit to see our overarching approach.

Each successful applicant will be paid a £150 bursary for the role.

The role will involve subsequent calls for content – written, performed and visual – open to new and emergent creative voices in both regions.

The two roles will work in dialogue with one another, and The Lit’s existing editorial team, to bring Issue 5 of The Lit to publication in Spring 2022.

This will involve at least one editorial meeting to develop the editorial theme, feature ideas and edit, and a launch / networking event between the two institutions.

The Literary Platform is committed to pursuing equity and inclusion in the publishing industry, starting with our own publications. Candidates with diverse personal and professional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application details:

  • Applications open Monday November 7th and close at midnight Monday November 21st. Interviews will take place w/c 28th November.
  • To apply, please send a one-page covering letter (no more than 300 words) and a resume (no more than 2 pages) explaining why you’re perfect for the job. Please also include two feature or theme ideas in your application (no more than 200 words). Applicants are invited to include links to websites, portfolios or showreels, if relevant.
  • Please email your letter of application and resume to [email protected]

Visual created by multidisciplinary artist Yudi Wu.

Find her work here.
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