Open Positions

Volunteer Reader

Volunteer Graphic Designer

Volunteer Blogger

Please keep in mind that The Mark has never made any money. This is a project EIC Jessica Purgett does because she enjoys it. That is why these positions are volunteer only.

Volunteer Reader

The Mark is looking for volunteer readers! You will be responsible for reading submissions and rating them on a scale of 1-10. On the third week of the month, all readers and The Mark's EIC Jessica Purgett will get together via video call to discuss the pieces.

We will go over the highest-ranking pieces to determine which should be included in the magazine. If one of your favorites didn't score high enough, you will have the opportunity to make the case for its inclusion.

The Mark typically gets 30-50 submissions per month. Jessica will send you the newest submissions every three or four days so you don't have to scramble to read all of them before the monthly meeting.

If you are interested in reading for The Mark, send a short (one half page to one full page) cover letter to Jessica Purgett at themarkliteraryreview@gmail.com. Tell her a bit about why you want to read for The Mark and your literary background. (You don't need to have any experience to be a reader.) Jessica will work with college students if they wish to use their experience as an internship opportunity. 

Volunteer Graphic Designer

The Mark is looking for two to three graphic designers for a project releasing in December.

You will be responsible for reading assigned pieces and creating graphics to go along with them. To apply, send two sample pieces to Jessica Purgett at themarkliteraryreview@gmail.com. Jessica will work with students if they wish to use their experience as an internship opportunity.

Volunteer Blogger

The Mark is always looking for people who want to write blog posts. These can be book reviews, author interviews, or even a paper you wrote in college. More information can be found on the "Submissions Guidelines" page of this website. Click here.