Published annually, The Southern Quill is the literary magazine housed at Utah Tech University. In circulation since 1951, the journal features creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art. 

WE WANT YOU ON OUR TEAM!

The Southern Quill, Utah Tech's literary arts publication, seeks currently enrolled UT students for the above openings. All editors are required to enroll in ENGL-3890 (Journal Publication/Southern Quill for 3 credit hours) in the Spring 2023 semester.

Managing Editor

Layout/Design Specialist

Poetry Editor

Fiction Editor

Creative Nonfiction Editor

Visual Arts Editor

Editors may be eligible for scholarships

· Assist with recruitment of Assistant Editors for all genres

· Assist with recruitment of Readers for all genres

· Assist with soliciting submissions in all genres

· Review and revise (as needed) the submission guidelines in all genres (Submittable)

· Assist with reading and evaluating submissions in all genres (as needed)

· Review and revise (as needed) the evaluation criteria for all genres (Submittable evaluation form)

· Manage SQ staff, Editors, Assistant Editors, and Readers (insure they complete submission evaluations weekly and other tasks)

· Assist with creating weekly meeting agenda

· Assist with conducting weekly SQ meetings

· Assist Faculty Editor (as needed)

· Review and revise (as needed) acceptance and rejection letters, publication contracts, etc. (as needed)

· Communicate with contributors and submitters (send acceptances, publication contracts, rejections)

· Assist staff with proofing/copy editing work accepted for publication (grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics, and minor content edits)

Other Duties (as needed):

· Promote Southern Quill Events and activities via social media, SQ campus table, flyer distribution, etc.

· SQ website updates (especially News tab)

· Take photos of events

· Soliciting “talent” for the Benefit Reading

· Input on the aesthetic/look/feel of the journal—assist with journal layout and design

· Update/edit various documents: solicitation letters/email for donations, thank you letters, acceptance and rejections letters, invitations to    SQ events, event flyers, event programs, etc.)

· Assist with the sales and distribution of the journal, contributor copies, etc.

· Research ways to help increase overall visibility, funding, and circulation

Genre Editor Duties:

· Assist with recruitment of Assistant Editor for your genre

· Assist with recruitment of readers for your genre

· Assist with soliciting submissions in your genre (and general submissions)

· Review and revise (as needed) the submission guidelines in your genre (Submittable)

· Read and evaluate submissions in your genre

· Distribute submissions in your genre to readers

· Review and revise (as needed) the evaluation criteria for your genre (Submittable evaluation form)

· Manage Assistant Editor and readers (insure they complete submission evaluations weekly)

· Meet with Assistant Editor and readers (at your discretion) to discuss “yeses” and “maybes” in your genre

· Review and revise (as needed) acceptance and rejection letters, publication contracts, etc.

· Communicate with contributors and submitters (send acceptances, publication contracts, rejections)

· Report to Managing Editor regarding work accepted for publication

· Proof/copy edit work in your genre accepted for publication (grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics, and minor content edits)

Other Duties (as needed):

· Promote Southern Quill Events and activities via social media, at the campus SQ table, flyer distribution, etc.

· SQ website updates (especially News tab)

· Take photos of events

· Soliciting “talent” for the Benefit Reading

· Input on the aesthetic/look/feel of the journal—assist with journal layout and design

· Update/edit various documents: solicitation letters/email for donations, thank you letters, acceptance and rejections letters, invitations to SQ events, event flyers, event programs, etc.)

· Assist with the sales and distribution of the journal, contributor copies, etc.

· Research ways to help increase overall visibility, funding, and circulation

Genre Editor Duties:

· Assist with recruitment of Assistant Editor for your genre

· Assist with recruitment of readers for your genre

· Assist with soliciting submissions in your genre (and general submissions)

· Review and revise (as needed) the submission guidelines in your genre (Submittable)

· Read and evaluate submissions in your genre

· Distribute submissions in your genre to readers

· Review and revise (as needed) the evaluation criteria for your genre (Submittable evaluation form)

· Manage Assistant Editor and readers (insure they complete submission evaluations weekly)

· Meet with Assistant Editor and readers (at your discretion) to discuss “yeses” and “maybes” in your genre

· Review and revise (as needed) acceptance and rejection letters, publication contracts, etc.

· Communicate with contributors and submitters (send acceptances, publication contracts, rejections)

· Report to Managing Editor regarding work accepted for publication

· Proof/copy edit work in your genre accepted for publication (grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics, and minor content edits)


Other Duties (as needed):

· Promote Southern Quill Events and activities via social media, at the campus SQ table, flyer distribution, etc.

· SQ website updates (especially News tab)

· Take photos of events

· Soliciting “talent” for the Benefit Reading

· Input on the aesthetic/look/feel of the journal—assist with journal layout and design

· Update/edit various documents: solicitation letters/email for donations, thank you letters, acceptance and rejections letters, invitations to SQ events, event flyers, event programs, etc.)

· Assist with the sales and distribution of the journal, contributor copies, etc.

· Research ways to help increase overall visibility, funding, and circulation


Poetry and Fiction Editors:

· Publicize Tanner and Bell Awards

· Nominate submissions from DSU students for the Tanner and Bell Awards



Genre Editor Duties:

· Assist with recruitment of Assistant Editor for your genre

· Assist with recruitment of readers for your genre

· Assist with soliciting submissions in your genre (and general submissions)

· Review and revise (as needed) the submission guidelines in your genre (Submittable)

· Read and evaluate submissions in your genre

· Distribute submissions in your genre to readers

· Review and revise (as needed) the evaluation criteria for your genre (Submittable evaluation form)

· Manage Assistant Editor and readers (insure they complete submission evaluations weekly)

· Meet with Assistant Editor and readers (at your discretion) to discuss “yeses” and “maybes” in your genre

· Review and revise (as needed) acceptance and rejection letters, publication contracts, etc.

· Communicate with contributors and submitters (send acceptances, publication contracts, rejections)

· Report to Managing Editor regarding work accepted for publication

· Proof/copy edit work in your genre accepted for publication (grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics, and minor content edits)


Other Duties (as needed):

· Promote Southern Quill Events and activities via social media, at the campus SQ table, flyer distribution, etc.

· SQ website updates (especially News tab)

· Take photos of events

· Soliciting “talent” for the Benefit Reading

· Input on the aesthetic/look/feel of the journal—assist with journal layout and design

· Update/edit various documents: solicitation letters/email for donations, thank you letters, acceptance and rejections letters, invitations to SQ events, event flyers, event programs, etc.)

· Assist with the sales and distribution of the journal, contributor copies, etc.

· Research ways to help increase overall visibility, funding, and circulation


Poetry and Fiction Editors:

· Publicize Tanner and Bell Awards

· Nominate submissions from DSU students for the Tanner and Bell Awards

Genre Editor Duties:

· Assist with recruitment of Assistant Editor for your genre

· Assist with recruitment of readers for your genre

· Assist with soliciting submissions in your genre (and general submissions)

· Review and revise (as needed) the submission guidelines in your genre (Submittable)

· Read and evaluate submissions in your genre

· Distribute submissions in your genre to readers

· Review and revise (as needed) the evaluation criteria for your genre (Submittable evaluation form)

· Manage Assistant Editor and readers (insure they complete submission evaluations weekly)

· Meet with Assistant Editor and readers (at your discretion) to discuss “yeses” and “maybes” in your genre

· Review and revise (as needed) acceptance and rejection letters, publication contracts, etc.

· Communicate with contributors and submitters (send acceptances, publication contracts, rejections)

· Report to Managing Editor regarding work accepted for publication

· Proof/copy edit work in your genre accepted for publication (grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics, and minor content edits)

Other Duties (as needed):

· Promote Southern Quill Events and activities via social media, at the campus SQ table, flyer distribution, etc.

· SQ website updates (especially News tab)

· Take photos of events

· Soliciting “talent” for the Benefit Reading

· Input on the aesthetic/look/feel of the journal—assist with journal layout and design

· Update/edit various documents: solicitation letters/email for donations, thank you letters, acceptance and rejections letters, invitations to SQ events, event flyers, event programs, etc.)

· Assist with the sales and distribution of the journal, contributor copies, etc.

· Research ways to help increase overall visibility, funding, and circulation

This position requires experience using Adobe InDesign.

The Layout/Design Specialist's primary responsibility is laying out and designing the 2022 issue.

Other duties include:

Collaborating with student staff as well as with ImagePro, our printer

Graphic- and web design for the SQ website, flyers, stickers, t-shirt, etc. (as needed)


Time management skills and detail-orientation a must. 

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