Seeking New Drunken Boat Staff

Seeking New Drunken Boat Staff

Drunken Boat is issuing an open call for interested writers and artists to join its (currently all-volunteer) staff. Open positions are:

Seeking Poetry Readers interested in poetry unlike what we’ve seen before. Against dudebro everything: no apologists. Unafraid to say NO and yet excited to look at the invisibilities. Send CV & note of interest including what two of your favorite journals publishing right now are to & with subject line: Poetry Reader.

Looking for a Books Assistant Editor to work with the Executive Director developing Drunken Boat’s book publishing program, including acquisitions of new titles, editing, developing marketing and promotion strategies, and keeping track of title’s successes and the budget for the program overall. The right person will be interested in international and marginalized literatures both in English and in translation, a strong interest in small press publishing and book arts, be able to develop with the ED a vision for realistic growth within the organization of the books program, and have an ability for administration details and record keeping. Send a CV and note of interest to with subject line: Books Assistant Editor

Translation at Drunken Boat is looking for a new production liaison and submissions reader! Production experience a plus, but not required. We publish twice a year, and will be happy to train you on the powerful Drupal platform. Send a CV & a note of interest to & with subject line: Translation Reader.

Art Editor. The Art Editor is responsible for selecting visual and digital media artists to feature within the issue, and on the blog. Send a CV and note of interest to with subject line: Art Editor.

Applications should be sent by September 15, 2016.

Our Mission

Drunken Boat is an international journal of literature and the arts. We provide a platform for works of art that challenge conventions of form and format, of voice and genre.

Drunken Boat is committed to actively seeking out and promoting the work of marginalized and underrepresented artists, including especially people of color, women, queer, differently abled, and gender nonconforming artists. Drunken Boat recognizes that aesthetics are not neutral, and that difference tends to be marginalized.

Drunken Boat is committed to encouraging experimentation in the arts.

Drunken Boat believes in the importance of compensating artists for their work, and we are working toward financial sustainability, which will allow us to compensate our contributors and our editorial staff for their work.

What The Position Entails

We expect that each role will have a minimum commitment of 3–5 hours a week, with a bigger commitment expected from the senior positions (editor and assistant editor).

Drunken Boat is published twice a year in March and September.

We are particularly interested in staff who are able to make a commitment to Drunken Boat for at least one year.

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