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Guernica magazine is a volunteer-driven organization and all positions listed below are unpaid.

Guernica Is Now Hiring a Summer Fiction Reader

Guernica is currently accepting applications for a summer fiction reader (April through July 2015). Reader responsibilities include reading fiction submissions, posting to our CMS, selecting stories for publication, and corresponding with authors. Writing for the magazine (Guernica Daily in particular) is encouraged. Prospective readers with a demonstrated interest in fiction and an international outlook are strongly preferred. People of color and members of the LGBTQIA communities are encouraged to apply. Readers do not need to be located in New York City, but do need to be able to meet once a month via Skype with the associate fiction editor.

Guernica readers are expected to read between 10-20 submissions per week, make decisions, and recommend stories (and note: your progress will be monitored through Submittable). Because Guernica is a volunteer-driven publication, reader positions are unpaid. Contact Autumn Watts at autumn [at] with your resume, writing sample, and cover letter by April 1.

Guernica Is Now Accepting Applications for the Daily Section’s Editorial Internship Program and for an Assistant Editor


Guernica is now accepting applications for the Daily section’s editorial internship program. Interns’ involvement with the magazine spans all stages of the production cycle. Primary responsibilities include copy-editing, reading and commenting on unsolicited manuscripts, web production, social media management, and occasional special projects. Writing for the magazine is encouraged. Interns work approximately 5-10 hours per week (remotely for the most part) and are expected to attend monthly editorial meetings in New York.

We are an all-volunteer publication, and internships are unpaid; however, they may be used for academic credit.

If you are interested in applying for the internship, please email dailyeditors [at] by April 8 with the following:

  • resume and cover letter
  • short writing sample
  • a few possible Twitter posts for one of these two pieces

Assistant Editor

Guernica is now accepting applications for an assistant editor to work with the staff of the Daily section. Ideal applicants have experience commissioning stories and working with authors from the pitch stage through the final polishing of a piece. The assistant editors are primarily responsible for editing 1-2 original pieces per week. They also assist with copyediting, web production, and social media as needed. Writing for the magazine is encouraged.

We are an all-volunteer publication and editorial positions are unpaid.

If you are interested in applying for the assistant editor position, please email dailyeditors [at] by April 8 with the following:

  • resume
  • short writing sample
  • cover letter describing 2 or 3 pieces you would like to see appear in the magazine.
Who We Are

Guernica is an award-winning magazine published twice monthly by an all-volunteer staff. We give equal weight to reportage, polemic, and criticism of domestic and international affairs alongside first-person narrative, fiction, poetry, and visual art from established and emerging artists and authors. Works from the magazine have been selected as Notable Essays for The Best American Essays 2012 and for Best of the Net 2012, and we’re a 2013 Utne Media Awards Nominee for top Social/Cultural Coverage. Contributors come from dozens of countries and write in nearly as many languages. They include acclaimed writers such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, Bei Dao, J. Malcom Garcia, Mark Dowie, Lis Harris, Zadie Smith, Dambisa Moyo, Aleksandar Hemon, Edith Grossman, Tariq Ali, Susie Linfield, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Lorraine Adams, José Saramago, Rivka Galchen, and many others.

Guernica is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. We welcome and encourage applicants of all races, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and disability statuses, including people who have been previously incarcerated.