Thank you for your interest in working with us on Apollon. As a member of the editorial staff, you will be contributing to the core work of the journal, including managing peer reviewers from your school and other colleges and universities, ensuring that authors' submissions are timely and well-crafted, communicating with ejournal participants and clubs about ongoing tasks and goals, and working with faculty to meet deadlines and future benchmarks for submission, content depth and diversity, and the production of this publication. You may, for instance, be working with our web team on templates and layout, or with other managing editors on aspects of the ejournal's content to article development and even the mundane but necessary work of copyediting. Each editorial staff member will contribute to more than one of these tasks as we work in groups and individually to realize the ultimate goal of producing a high-quality academic undergraduate ejournal in the humanities. Finally, the editor-in-chief will have a hand in all of it, and perhaps that's where you want to end up.
Before you can apply to be an editor for Apollon, you must submit one of your research essays for publication. (Please review our submission guidelines). Regardless of whether your paper has been accepted or not, you can then go on to apply for the position of an Editor for the next cycle of publication. In order to know where you fit into this intellectual and organizational milieu, we'd also like you to write two pieces for this application.
Write us a cover letter that discusses (1) your major and your primary area(s) of academic interest, particularly influential coursework, and any other relevant interests that might contribute to your work with us; (2) your experience (none is necessary, but it's helpful to know) with publishing, editing, peer review, or other relevant work; (3) your desired role with this project, by which we mean that you should address (a) what, in your view, you do well, (b) what you're most interested to learn through this project, and (c) what unique contribution you will make to our ongoing work.
Please submit a resume.
Please submit a short (1-2pp single spaced) writing sample.
Your cover letter will give us a chance to get to know you, your strengths, and how we can help you to achieve your own goals for your participation in this project. You should consult with your faculty mentor/sponsor, and perhaps your Writing Center as you prepare these documents.
We look forward to reading your work. If you have questions or comments (or improvements to suggest in this document or others you have seen), please do not hesitate to contact us.