Vacancy: Guest Reader for issue 21

Gutter Seeks Guest Reader for Special Issue With BAME Writers’ Network

Gutter Magazine is looking to hire a guest reader for issue 21 of the magazine. The reader can specialise in either poetry or prose and should identify as a person of colour. Details on how to apply are below.

The reader will help to choose the final selection of new writing for the Spring 2020 issue of the magazine. Gutter publishes a wide array of new writing from around Scotland and the world, and in our next issue, guest-edited by Alycia Pirmohamed and Jay G Ying, we will include featured work by BAME writers in Scotland.

By extending our programme of guest-editors and readers we hope to expand the experience of those selecting the work for the magazine and make Gutter more reflective of the writing scene in Scotland today, for this particular issue we are keen to recruit a reader who identifies as a person of colour.

The reader will be required to read roughly 200 submissions throughout October, and discuss the work they would put forward for the issue with other editors at a meeting in early November. The fee is £200.

Applicants should send a CV and short covering letter outlining whether they would prefer to read poetry or prose, and their interest in the position, to by September 10th.

Gutter Magazine issue 20 is out now and can be purchased here.