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Annual Reader Internship

Gasher Journal offers year-long reading internships for emerging editors. Please note, this is an unpaid position. The internship is open for both students and non-students, established and emerging writers who are over the age of 18. 


Duties include:

  • Reading and voting on assigned genre's submissions for 4 online issues of Gasher within set deadlines.

  • Communication with the editor(s) regarding final selections.

  • Editing/formatting of selected pieces.


Please refer to the guidelines below for application:

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old at the time of the internship.

  • Please read the attached editing samples and submit your vote on whether you would select this piece for publication or not.

  • Please include a 150-300 word reasoning as to why you made the selection you did.

  • Please provide a brief cover letter stating why you would like to join the Gasher team.

Deadline to apply for 2022-2023 cycle is

Prose: March 18th, 2022

Poetry: April 18th, 2022

Submit application through our Submittable 


In addition to reading and voting on submissions, interns will have the opportunity to conduct interviews, write reviews, and learn from guest editor speakers in seminars held by Gasher. Further questions about the internship can be directed to Erin Armstrong at


If this is your first experience applying for something like this and you're unsure of how to proceed just follow the steps below!

Step One

  • Read the sample text at least once all the way through before making any notes.

Step Two

  • Make notes on the piece. Focus more on language, style, and how well this fits with what you've seen from Gasher before rather than on grammar.

Step Three

  • Write at least 150 words giving your reasoning on whether or not you would vote "yes" to this piece for publication with Gasher.

Step Four

  • Write your email! Your 150-word reasoning can either be a word document or in the body of the email itself. Please address cover letters to Erin Armstrong and the name of the genre editor(s)

                                         PROSE WRITING SAMPLE                                         POETRY WRITING SAMPLE

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