Become a GN Editor
Grace Notes Publishing is currently in need (desperate need) of Associate Editors in our prose department --that would be fiction and CNF but if you didn't know, you need not apply.
Editing for us is something that can be done from home, on a part-time basis. If you can spare between 5 and 10 hours a week, have great taste in literature (this you will be required to prove!) and are an experienced writer/editor/reader-- we want to talk to you!
There are several types of editors at GN, as well, and these have various duties. See the descriptions below to see which editorial position might best suit your abilities and your availability.
Supervising & General Editors:
These editors collaborate with our assicate editors on reading & reviewing submissions for Notes Magazine, also making publication recommendations and working with authors on editing & revising accepted works.
We also ask these editors to spend some time, every week, at notesandgracenotes.com- our online creative writing community. All posts from users at the site are considered for publication ( as well as for the small bi-monthly contest conducted there) but we also like editors to do plenty of constructive commenting on the site to benefit authors and help to grow new talent. It is a goal of the Grace Notes Foundation to not only discover those talented, polished, writers out there but to help create them through critique, advice, support, etc. This is an important role of GN Editors.
A Spervising Editor would ideally have more time to invest in working with authors who show promise but whose submission needs revision, advising them and assisting, as well as general copy editing and author relations. They would also be able to read/review competition entries who require feedback and assist in other ways.
The Managing Editor will handle most author communication, organize details, keep notes on upcoming deadlines/project launches/etc and will be responsible for grass roots marketing of Notes Magazine as well as GN Books' various projects. This is a job best suited to someone with a lot of energy, creative ideas for spreading the word, and a detail-oriented personality. Though it need not be terribly time comsuming, the main purpose of this position is keeping track of the details, keeping the rest of the team on top of things.
An Associate Editor dedicates the least amount of time/energy and our only requirement be that they have excellent tastes and have knowlege of the craft of writing so are able to give writers feedback. The primary job involves a lot of reading- magazine submissions and excerpts from book-length submissions. Based on this reading, the associate editor will make publication recommendations to our staff and will score competition entries based on provided criteria. They may also be asked to write feedback on some of GNB's competition entries or to read/comment on posted works from members of NotesAndGraceNotes.com.
However, the amount of effort an associate editor puts in is entirely dependent on their own availability.
A copy editor should have strong grammatical skills and knowlege and be able to donate time toward general edits for pieces accepted for publication in Notes Magazine or book-length projects. Because our Supervising/General Editors also do a lot of copy editing, this is a position that does not require candidates to have a great deal of time to donate. This position exists to pick up some of the excess and make life a little easier on our other editors at busy times. If you have a few hours a week to contribute, we'd love to have you aboard.
As a nonprofit in its childhood, The Grace Notes Foundation pays out only what it brings in.
Editors are paid based on sales (after costs are covered) of the various projects they work on and this may not amount to much, at present. Therefore, in applying to become a Grace Notes Editor, any candidate should be willing and prepared to volunteer their time because we cannot, in good conscience, guarantee any specific payment amount.
As the organization grows, we fully expect to be able to pay editors and contributors alike- a percentage of total revenue based on the position you fill and the time invested. These policies are already in place with regards to magazine contributors and we do our best to see that they are paid for their effort because that's what it's all about- supporting writers and finding them a public.
What does all of this mean?
That volunteering as an editor now may not pay much in the financial realms-- at first. However, because of our thoroughly "non-profit" philosophy of revenue sharing, those who participate now will see their results (financially) in direct corrolation to their efforts. As a team we build this organization, as a team we support it, as a team we boster it to a point of success- and so as a team will see prosperity.Last Updated on Mar022012