Sundress Publications Accepting Applications for Editorial Board Members

Sundress Publications is an entirely volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit publishing collective founded in 2000 that hosts a variety of online journals and publishes chapbooks, full-length collections, and literary anthologies in both print and digital formats. Sundress also publishes the annual Best of the Net Anthology, celebrating the best work published online, and the Gone Dark Archives, preserving online journals that have reached the end of their run. 

Our editorial board members’ responsibilities primarily include reading manuscripts for
contests, open reading periods, and solicited submissions, but they can also include soliciting manuscripts, reviewing residency applications, serving as a contest reader or judge, writing/curating features for our blog, and more. We are specifically looking for board members who could head up projects in grant writing and creative nonfiction editorial work.

Required qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of contemporary literature
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Exemplary literary citizenship

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience with grant writing
  • Creative nonfiction expertise

Applicants are welcome to telecommunicate and therefore are not restricted to living in any particular location. We are particularly interested in applications from writers of color, transgender and nonbinary writers, and writers with disabilities. 

Sundress Publications is staffed entirely by passionate volunteers, so this position, as with all positions at the press, is unpaid. 

To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position to our Managing Editor, Erin Elizabeth Smith at Applications are due by April 30th, 2022.

For more information, visit our website at

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