Do you have strong opinions about contemporary poetry and fiction? Do you have the editorial chops and a desire to work with emerging writers? Do you want to play a role in shaping Canada’s literary conversation?

If so, you should throw your hat into the ring to become The Ex-Puritan’s new Interviews Editor!

We are currently looking for a dedicated individual to take over our interviews department starting with our Summer 2023 issue (beginning in July 2023).


  • Manage, select, and respond to interview pitches
  • Solicit and encourage interviews in nontraditional forms, such as narrative interviews, roundtable interviews, and creative interviews.
  • Accept and encourage conversations outside, in parallel, or intersecting with literature and the literary arts. In the past, we have published interviews on film, games, game narratives, music, and dance alongside interviews more traditionally rooted in the literary community.
  • Develop and encourage interviews by and of emerging writers. In the past, our interviews department has actively worked to develop emerging writers by accepting pieces from writers without credits and by working with writers to develop and finesse their pitches and drafts.
  • Actively work to diversify the demographic of interviewers and interviewees. Since 2020, every feature interview has been conducted by a disabled, BIPOC, and/ or LGBTQIA+ writer.


  • Knowledge of and interest in contemporary Canadian literature, literary communities, and magazine publishing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS programs and Google mail/docs
  • The ability to meet strict deadlines
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team

Interested candidates should familiarize themselves with the magazine, its history, and the work it publishes, then send a cover letter and resume (or CV) as .doc, .docx, or .pdf attachment to [email protected]. Cover letters should answer the following questions: 1) What draws you to The Ex-Puritan in particular? 2) What experience do you have as an editor? 3) What knowledge do you have of the current Canadian literature scene? and 4) What experience makes you specifically suited for a role as an Interviews Editor?

This is a volunteer position, currently receiving a $250 honorarium per quarterly issue.

The Ex-Puritan is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and prioritizes applications from candidates who identify with historically marginalized groups and underserved communities. First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America are strongly encouraged to apply as well as racialized people, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. If you require any accommodations during the application and hiring process, please let us know.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Deadline to apply is Friday, June 16, 2023.

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