Call for First Readers (Closed)

Note: Thank you to everyone who applied. We've found a wonderful group of first readers. We'll post another call when the need arises.

Liminal Stories is searching for a small, dedicated group of first readers to assist us with managing submissions, starting with Issue Two.  Our reading period for Issue Two is likely to be during the month of June.

We are looking for individuals who can commit to reading for three or more hours a week during our open periods (two per year).  It is not a year-round commitment -- we like to keep our response times swift, so we tend to work hard for 1-2 months and then rest.  Our open submission periods are a little flexible, but you can plan for 1.5-2 months of work during the early summer and then again in the winter.

The ideal Liminal reader is interested in stories that are unusual, strongly-voiced, character-driven and beautifully written.  They are open to stories that work outside of the usual structures and search for work that shows a diversity of background and tone.

To apply for a position with Liminal, please read Issue One and then send an email to with the subject line "First Reader Application."  Tell us a little about yourself, and then let us know which of the stories from our first issue was your favorite and why.

We're looking forward to working with you!



Shannon and Kelly