Call for Editors 2019-20

 Apply to be a Member of the MJLC Editorial Board

The Madison Journal of Literary Criticism is soliciting Editorial Board applications for Spring 2019 onward. The Editorial Board offers its members firsthand experience in editing, publishing, finance, and public relations, as well as the unique opportunity to participate in an international selection process. This is an excellent and rare opportunity for all literature majors, and especially for those considering graduate school or a career in publishing. All University of Wisconsin- Madison students are eligible to apply, regardless of year or major.
If interested in serving on the Editorial Board, please complete the application and send it to Any questions may also be directed to that address. Underclassmen are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. 

Board Member Responsibilities

Associate Editors on the board are responsible for reading 2-3 essays per week and writing a Reader’s Report that includes the essayist’s thesis and the editor’s brief commentary on whether or not the essay should be declined or pushed forward into the next round. During the Spring, we meet every week for approximately an hour to discuss and review the essays.
We have put out the call for submissions and will be accepting through January 15th.
All roles in the MJLC are volunteer positions.

 Special Positions

This academic year, the MJLC has several special positions open. Simply mention the position in your application and you will be considered for it.

Web Director
Responsible for managing the content of the website. Applicants should have experience with or can learn to use the WordPress interface and troubleshoot potential issues with the English IT Department. Other required skills include simple photo editing, basic HTML, and a detail oriented methodology.

Graphic Designer
Responsible for the design of print materials. These typically include the Call for Submissions poster and the entire publication design of the Madison Journal of Literary Criticism. Applicants majoring in graphic design or with experience in publication design are preferred. Other requirements include technological troubleshooting skills, access to Adobe InDesign, and a detail oriented methodology.