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Join our team and help us grow as we strive to be a preeminent online, international journal at the intersection of art & healing. We also offer internships

Asst. Poetry Editor

Volunteer (appx 15 hrs/quarter) 

Job Description



We are currently looking for someone who is passionate about literary arts as a modality to increase wellbeing and healing, who has publishing experience but as a writer and/or editor to join our team as the Assistant Poetry Editor.


This is a volunteer, remote position which requires approximately 20 hours per quarter.


in addition to adhering to the values of  The Word Project (the parent company) and Snapdragon Journal...


Works with the Poetry Editor to


  • Closely read, review, edit and select entries 

  • Accurately input selected poems into journal platform

  • Support and help promote the journal though your own networks and social media


  • Experience working with a diverse team and audience

  • Published writer

  • Successful in copywriting and editing

  • Working knowledge of online platforms like LucidPress and Submittable

  • Outstanding communication (verbal and written) and people skills

  • Reliability and efficiency

  • Attention to detail

  • Keep information confidential and not use for personal/professional advancement

  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with little oversight

  • Passion for poetry, creativity, and the connection with art and healing

  • Commit to at least a one year cycle (Jan-Dec 2022)


Ideal as well but not required

  • BA in creative writing, journalism, or relevant field

  • Participate in meetings including annual retreat (virtual option)


We Value:

Diversity | Integrity | Community


We hope this position will start January 2022, March at the latest. If you’re interested in being considered for an interview, please provide a cover letter stating why and your resume to


We will conduct interviews on a rolling basis, though the application deadline is December 27.


to joining our team:

  1. Flexibility -- You can work from anywhere in the world and at anytime, day or night (as long as you can meet the deadlines).

  2. Creativity -- We want and need you to bring your creative ideas and execution skills.

  3. Diversity -- we come from different perspectives and backgrounds and we strive to publish a variety of styles. We believe in representation on our team and in everything we do.

  4. Impact -- We're 7 years old but we have so much growing to do. We can't do it alone (we are all volunteers with other jobs/priorities) and see that we need others to help us more quickly reach our goals. 

  5. Publishing -- You will get the behind-the-scenes experience with a small literary magazine and learn so much. 

  6. Art & Healing -- You have the opportunity to attend our workshops and popups for free, and network with other writers and artists. 

  7. Community -- You will be helping hundreds of writers, poets and artists get their work out to the world, and be a part of our events centered on art and healing, as well as work with other dynamic women and femme editors at Snapdragon Journal.  

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