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CG Magazine – First Reader

We need some additional first readers! Readers have first contact with magazine submissions, helping the editors narrow the reading pile.


  • Read story submissions
  • Determine whether stories follow submission CGP guidelines
  • Mark and file stories according to established methods


  • Familiarity with Crossed Genres Publications
  • Editing experience a plus
  • Must be able to read at least 7-10 stories per month
  • Availability to read stories at the very beginning or end of the month a plus
  • SFF fans!


These are volunteer positions (like all positions at CG), but include other benefits. Like free books, staff t-shirts & more!

We accept and encourage applications from people of color, QUILTBAG people, disabled people, and other groups underrepresented in SFF. Diverse perspectives are needed in this crucial first stage of the selection process.

If you’re interested, please fill out the application form below.

First Readers – Application form

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Email Subject

Email Message: Tell us why you'd make a great first reader! Include any relevant experience you might have, Writing, editing, copy editing, reviewing, even "I read a book a day"!

Examples of your work (URLs) if applicable

Examples of your work (Attachments) if applicable

Please fill out the CAPTCHA (if you can't, see below):

You'll be sent an email confirming we received your application.

If for any reason you can’t get the form to work (the CAPTCHA, for example), you may email your volunteer application to Please put “Volunteer Application” in your email’s subject line so we can easily identify it. Include a note in the email explaining the problem you had with the form. Direct all queries to

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