Call for Nonfiction Readers

Apogee Journal is looking for two readers to join our nonfiction team! We are a journal of literature and art who aim to combine literary aesthetic with political activism. The nonfiction reader role represents a chance to:

• Be mentored by the nonfiction editorial team
• read, select, and edit nonfiction for Apogee Journal
• participate in planning Apogee events and workshops
• build confidence in your editorial skills
• work alongside a community of dedicated artists and activists with the mission to uplift underrepresented voices. 

Our ideal candidate will be:

• A lover of nonfiction in all its forms—memoir, personal essay, writing that straddles the line between nonfiction, fiction and poetry. You are well-versed in the contemporary nonfiction landscape, and are excited by work that pushes the boundaries of form, content and theme. 

• Social-justice oriented and passionate about uplifting underrepresented voices in literature. You have a clear alignment with our mission, and are willing to work with us to push our political and social engagement efforts. 

• Highly motivated and Team-focused. The Apogee fam is small but tightly knit. We work together to strategize ways we can grow the magazine as well as support our writers, readers and each other! This means that in addition to reading for nonfiction we may ask readers to post to social media, set up for in-person launch events, partner with other magazines, and so on. 

The time commitment is about 4-5 hours/week during open submission periods. We also hold bimonthly staff meetings (virtual). Currently, all positions at Apogee are unpaid, but we are pursuing funding and pay staff project-based stipends whenever possible. If you’re interested in applying, please answer the questions below by emailing We will follow up with promising candidates in order to request a video interview. 


1. Please tell us how you identify and whom you hold as a community. We ask for this information in an open-ended way so you can set the terms by which we get to know you. (100-150 words)

2. What makes you an ideal Apogee candidate? (300-500 words)

3. Please choose a piece from one of our recent issues (11, 12, 13, 14) and advocate, as a reader, for its inclusion in the issue. (300-500 words)

4. As a growing organization, we’re hoping to bring on new folks to support in different areas in addition to your role as a nonfiction reader. Listed below are a few of these areas/activities—please list your experience/interest in the areas you’d like to support:

• Event Planning (Virtual)
Administrative (Finance management, subscription and membership management)
Graphic Design
Web Design/Wordpress
Programming (Workshops, Panels)
Grant Applications
Newsletter (Mailchimp)
Social Media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)

Please email if you have any questions. Deadline to apply is August 26th. 

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