WANTED: Assistant Editor

UPDATE: (2/17/18) This position has now been filled. Thank you so much to everyone who applied. We will announce our new team members soon!

Have you ever wanted to work with a literary journal? Do you enjoy reading a high volume of dark literature? Do you have a keen proofing and editorial eye?

Coffin Bell Journal is looking for an Assistant Editor.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • reading submissions and voting
  • proofreading issues before launches
  • promoting Coffin Bell on social media
  • assisting the EIC as needed
  • weekly emails to EIC reporting work done that week
  • computer and internet access required
  • all work done online and via email
  • three hours a week commitment

We wish we could pay you (and ourselves), but this is a labor of love. Your name will appear on the Masthead, however.

Does this sound like something you would be interested in? If so, send an email to Tamara Burross Grisanti at explaining why you would like to be our Assistant Editor and listing your relevant experience and education.


Hard to believe that Coffin Bell is just over a month old. My extremely patient family can attest that I spent most of Thanksgiving conceptualizing the journal and building the site, and 120 submissions later, we are about to launch our first issue! I wish to thank my very understanding husband, who has allowed me untold uninterrupted hours for reading and editing work for the journal. I also want to thank Associate Editor Sarah V. Parson for her tireless assistance in sifting through the slush pile, reading submissions, proofreading, editing, and sage advice. An editor’s job is never done, and Sarah has been invaluable in her willingness to jump right on the next task in line. I am grateful to have her on Coffin Bell’s masthead. And most importantly, I wish to thank our contributors, the writers of the excellent work to which Coffin Bell owes its existence.

Tonight we release Volume 1, Issue No. 1 into the world. We are tremendously proud of Issue 1.1, and look forward to what the future holds for subsequent issues.

We also announce that the theme for Issue 1.2 is Monsters. Send us your best work!

Join us tonight at midnight GMT as Coffin Bell goes live (5 pm EST)!

The End is Near…

Thrilled that Volume 1, Issue No. 1 of Coffin Bell is so full of great literature. We’re reading for this issue until midnight of December 29, 2017. If your submission misses the cutoff we will consider it automatically for the next issue.

Mark your calendars for January 1, 2018, when Volume 1, Issue No. 1 goes live! Featuring work by Ray Ball, M. Stone, Jennifer Ihasz, Amy P. Knight, Richard Reese, Spencer Dawson, Jacqueline Boucher, William Doreski, J. Andrew Briseño, Ron. Lavalette, Zach Davis, Kassie Shanafelt, Adam McCulloch, Kim Chinquee, John Helden, Jennifer Lynn Krohn, and John Grey.

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