Fiction Editor

The Fiction Editor is responsible for the quality of all content published in the Fiction section of the journal. The editor will have, by and large, extensive creative control over their section, and will work with the rest of the board to further the mission and overall standing of in medias res.


  • Read all fiction submissions received by in medias res and approve select pieces for publication.
  • Communicate to rejected contributors their rejection in a constructive way per in medias res protocol. 
  • Communicate with approved contributors until their pieces are ready for publication.
  • Edit submissions independently for grammar and in conjunction with the author for larger revisions.
  • Attend board meetings and support all collective efforts to publicize and improve in medias res.
  • Continually seek to improve your knowledge of fiction forms and literary journals to uphold the quality of your section.

Key Characteristics

  • Thorough knowledge of and appreciation for fiction in all its forms and desire to pursue further learning
  • Knowledge of other literary journals and their conventions, or desire to pursue further learning
  • Collaborative attitude and teamwork skills
  • Self-reliance and dependability
  • Good communication skills and ability to provide constructive feedback
  • Focus on detail and a strong grasp of proper grammar
  • Strong editorial instincts
  • Ambition to improve the journal