Read For Us

Currently our staff is at capacity and we are not accepting applications for reader positions. However, if you are interested in becoming part of the Orca team please check this page occasionally. If we are open for applications, contact the editors at orcaliterary (at), or use the form on our Contact page. In your message please give us an idea of your literary experience, and the types of literature you like to read, and/or the names of some of your favorite authors. Orca is making a concerted effort to further staff diversity.

By reading for us you will participate in story evaluation, selection process, and journal operations, and learn about literary theory from our senior editors. Staff members are asked to read a minimum of 10 submissions per week, and provide votes and brief comments. You will need a computer with an internet connection. Some familiarity with Submittable and Slack is helpful.

Readers are considered volunteers, however, we do reciprocate your efforts with print copies of the journal, and when funds permit, stipends of $50 per issue. We are also a lot of fun to work with.