We publish 5–10% of the submissions we receive here at Structo. This means for each five-week submission window we are reading hundreds and hundreds of stories and poems. Happily, this quantity is tied to an ever-increasing quality of work sent in, but it does mean that we sometimes have a hell of a job to get back to everyone by two weeks after submissions close, especially as we try to give personal feedback where we can.

Here’s where you come in.

We are looking for two people to join the team, initially as fiction readers. I say initially as, if you’re interested, you would be more than welcome to pitch in with other aspects of the magazine, from design work to publicity to editing. Interest and enthusiasm will be repaid in kind, especially as these are voluntary positions. If you’re a writer yourself, you will find your time spent reading submissions especially invaluable.

Anyone is welcome to apply, regardless of location, background, or whatever else. We’re a motley crew. The only thing we care about is that you genuinely care about finding great writing and putting it in front of readers.

To apply, please choose a couple of stories from our back issues—one you like, and one you’re not so fond of. Write just a couple of sentences for each story, one a recommendation for publication, one a negative review. Then drop us an email with these mini-reviews and a hello.

We will be accepting applications until August the 15th. Be sure to get in touch if you have any questions.

— Euan

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