Ends on January 31, 2019

Digging Through The Fat invites those interested in reading fiction and nonfiction that breaks our traditional literary boundaries to apply to join our staff as Assistant Editors in 2019. Prose Assistant Editors evaluate short works of fiction as well as essays.  Assistant Editors must be critical but open-minded. 

Assistant Editors are expected to review an average of 5 stories (prose) per week during our reading periods. We welcome MFA students as well as knowledgeable readers of all kinds.

Interested applicants should be thoroughly familiar with work published in Digging Through The Fat

Volunteers will not be paid cash, but we will be happy to give you a great reference. As a volunteer, you’re free to leave the position at any time. We ask only that you send us a courtesy note to let us know.


Supplementary materials:

  • a CV and cover letter outlining why the position appeals to you and any relevant experience. 
  • if we accept your application, we'll ask you to evaluate two test pieces before offering you a volunteer position. 


Thank you and good luck!