New York Folklore seeks a Guest Editor for the Spring/Summer 2024 and/or Fall/Winter 2024 volume of its signature publication, Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore. Published twice yearly (Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter), Voices is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal which acknowledges the important contributions of creative writing, photo documentation, non-fiction essays, and other forms of non-fiction writing alongside more standard forms of folklore scholarship.
Duties of the Guest Editor include acquiring articles for the special guest-edited volume, working with authors and contributors in the editing process, shaping content, interacting with an editorial board to review submissions for peer-review, working with current editorial and administrative staff, and maintaining the vision and intent of the journal’s long and prestigious history of folklore scholarship. This is a contractual position for the Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter volume of 2024.
Qualifications include an advanced degree in folklore and knowledge of current folklore scholarship. The Guest Editor should have or be able to forge connections to the community of folklorists in New York State. S/he should have some familiarity with New York’s varied geography and cultural traditions.
Applicants interested in serving as a guest editor for a 2024 issue may suggest a themed issue that is relevant to the folk culture of New York State, (including as New York Folklore’s 80th anniversary, climate effects and folk culture, America’s 250th, or a focus on a particular region or cultural group) or work with a more generalized body of work.
To apply, send a current CV and a writing sample to: Ellen McHale, Ph.D, Executive Director, New York Folklore, 129 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY 12305, or submit electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.