The Goose Journal Looking for Volunteer Poetry Editors

Do you love The Goose? Well, here’s an opportunity to join their gaggle of volunteer editors! They’re looking for a co-editor and a poetry section editor— tell your friends.

The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada invites applications for co-editors and poetry section editor

The Goose is the journal of ALECC (Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada / L’Association pour la littérature, l’environnement et la culture au Canada) and is published biannually at http://scholars.wlu.ca/thegoose/. By joining the team at the journal you will be helping to serve and build the larger community of the environmental humanities in Canada and beyond.

THE GOOSE CO-EDITOR
As a co-editor, you will have the chance to help develop the larger picture of ecocriticism and environmental literature and art, and to provide a venue for diverse voices to be heard among an audience of artists, activists, scholars, authors, and other interested citizens.

To keep this role enjoyable and manageable, the tasks are always divided between at least two co-editors. Responsibilities include:

· Upholding and furthering the anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and inclusive mandate of the journal
· Reviewing submitted articles; managing the publication of accepted articles
· Developing ideas for special issues, discussion forums, or other special features; inviting submissions
· Writing a brief editorial introduction to each issue
· Building awareness of the journal and encouraging members of diverse scholarly, writing, and arts communities to submit material
· Assigning incoming submissions of poetry, book reviews, and French-language material to section editors
· Using the journal’s online publishing system to manage the journal and publish new issues (support is available for this)
· Ensuring that the journal’s publication schedule remains on track and that journal policies and practices remain up to date
· Managing, supporting, and thanking other volunteer editors; conducting searches for new editors as necessary
· Managing the journal’s social media profiles and campaigns (currently Twitter and Facebook)
· Maintaining the journal’s publishing guide and other process and training materials
· Organizing and chairing editorial team meetings 
· Coordinating with the ALECC executive council as necessary

THE GOOSE POETRY SECTION EDITOR

As the poetry section editor, you will manage a key section of the journal and help provide a venue for diverse poetic voices to be heard among an audience of artists, activists, scholars, authors, and other interested citizens.

Responsibilities include:
· Upholding and furthering the anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and inclusive mandate of the journal
· Reviewing submitted poetry; managing the publication of accepted poems; communicating with poets and authors
· Working with copyeditors to prepare final poetry submissions for publication
· Developing ideas for discussion forums or other special issue features; inviting submissions
· Using the journal’s online publishing system to manage the poetry section (support is available for this)
· Contributing content to the journal’s social media campaigns when required
· Contributing to the maintenance of the journal’s publishing guide and other process and training materials
· Participating in editorial team meetings

Applications for both roles are welcome from graduate students, recent PhD graduates, and early career researchers and academics in areas related to the environmental humanities, and from members of the poetry, writing, and arts communities in Canada. These are volunteer positions. Goose asks that editors commit to a two-year term at the journal.

During the lead-up to the issue publication dates of March 31 and September 30, the workload can average around five hours per week, and it can fall to under one hour per week during quieter times.

If you are interested please send a brief letter of interest and a C.V. to Melanie Dennis Unrau at unraum3@myumanitoba.ca by March 1, 2020. We will be happy to answer any questions.

We hope you will join us in keeping The Goose a vibrant open-access resource for everyone with an interest in the arts and the environment.

Please circulate widely to anyone who may be interested.

Thanks and best wishes,

The Goose Co-editors,
Melanie Dennis Unrau, Alec Follett, and Amanda Di Battista