Co-Editors (Poetry and Prose) for The Meadow

Per the NFA Contract, Article 9, TMCC is announcing to all eligible Academic and Administrative faculty that a need exists for Co-Editors (Poetry and Prose) for The Meadow literary journal.

This Additional Assignment is contingent upon budget approval.

Posting Date

April 26, 2024


The co-editors are to coordinate activities for the publication of the literary journal.

Scope of Work

This assignment begins July 1, 2024, and ends June 30, 2025; with approximately 70 work hours per semester for each co-editor (140 work hours per year).

Responsibilities and Deliverables

The Co-Editors shall work together to:

  1. Solicit poetry and prose submissions.
  2. Catalog all incoming submissions from contributors from outside and inside TMCC.
  3. Notify every contributor of acceptance or rejection.
  4. Work with Marketing and Communications Office to create a poster to announce reading submissions.
  5. Recruit students to editorial board.
  6. Conduct genre meetings to decide on submissions.
  7. Make contacts to create ad exchanges.
  8. Update all websites where The Meadow is cataloged.
  9. Work with Webmaster on TMCC Meadow web pages.
  10. Update The Meadow’s listing in The International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses.
  11. Send out magazine through the mail to contributors and for review.
  12. Distribute magazine on campus, Reno/Sparks community and other communities.
  13. Manage budget appropriately and work dean on budget related matters.
  14. Format, edit, and organize submissions into an electronic file.
  15. Create the new issue electronically to give to printer as a PDF.
  16. Review the printer proof and make necessary changes before publication.
  17. Work with a printer for publication of each issue.
  18. Manage old editions for archival and redistribution.
  19. At the end of each semester, the co-editors will provide a written report that details the semester’s progress and activities on each job duty to the department chair and dean.


The ideal candidate for this position will meet the following criteria:

  • Extensive publishing record in nationally recognized literary magazines with previous editorial experience and knowledge of the national literary magazine market.
  • Current TMCC faculty with literary experience.
  • Must have graduate level coursework in English or Creative Writing.


Two credits of reassigned time per year or monetary equivalent for each of the 2 co-editors (total of 4 credits per year).

Reports To

English Department Chair.

Application Process

Interested faculty will submit a letter of interest describing special qualifications and background information no later than 5 p.m. on May 10, 2024.

The letter should be addressed to Natalie Russell, Dean of Liberal Arts. Note: Administrative faculty must include a documented plan for separation of the additional assignment work from regular work time.

Selection Process

The Liberal Arts Dean will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before May 14, 2024.