Fresh-Cut Lit & More


We consider applications on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply via our submissions manager.

Editorial Internships.  Do you love to read contemporary fiction? Essays? Are you a literary tastemaker? Cleaver needs readers whose sensibilities click with our own to help us thwack! through our growing submissions pile and proofread the pieces we accept.

Cleaver’s competitive Editorial Internship program, mentored by Senior Editor Sydney Tammarine, offers in-depth experience in curation, editing, and production of a major literary magazine. Editorial interns read and vote on submissions, help us proofread the issue before it goes live, and write a book review for publication. Time commitment: 5–10 hours/week. We accept 3-4 interns for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Age and experience of candidates varies from talented high school students to post-MFA and early career writers. We can work with your college or university to provide academic credit for a semester-long internship at Cleaver. At this time, we are most in need of prose readers. 

Submission Editors, Proofreaders and Copyeditors.  Cleaver needs submission editors as well as proofreaders and copyeditors to help us groom each story, essay, and poem before publication. Love that Oxford comma?  Apply via our submissions manager.

Please note: at this time, we are an all-volunteer organization.

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