Volunteer Opportunities


Anansesem editors are dedicated volunteers who genuinely care about children’s literature. If the idea of reading, learning about, and promoting Caribbean literature for young audiences gives you the warm fuzzies, then this role just might be for you.

Our editors are ambassadors not only for Anansesem, but for Caribbean children’s literature. Naturally, editors are expected to take ownership of what they bring to the ezine and to engage with our growing community of fans and readers. Sustained interest is an important part of this role.

How Do I Become An Editor?

To apply, please send resume and a brief introductory email to:

Level of Commitment

Everyone is doing this out of love. You may put in as many hours as you like, as long as the work is completed. Please let us know which editor position suits you in the email. We have the following positions open:

Managing Editor
Country Correspondent
Advisory Board Member

*We strive to make certain benefits (such as gift cards) available from time to time for editors. These are entirely within our discretion and may be changed at any time.

How Much Work Will It Be?

Editors are required to read the entire submission and fill out an evaluation or critique sheet. This is for each and every submission that comes in. Once again, you may respond to as many submissions as you like.

Who Qualifies?

We do require that our editors meet certain standards and qualifications (that they are avid children’s and YA lit. readers and/or writers with some real world experience (mainstream or indie), or work in children’s/YA publishing). Having an online presence (blog, Twitter page etc.) that demonstrates your commitment to children’s literature/children’s publishing is a plus. Most prospective editors forward a copy of their resume to us.

Other Qualifications

Strong interest in Caribbean or multicultural children’s literature
Excellent email etiquette
Team player
Strong communicator

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