We are open to submissions from May 1st - September 1st and from Nov. 15th - March 1st.


We do read simultaneous submissions; however, if you withdraw a submission (or part of a submission) we ask that you do this through Submittable and not through our editorial email address.

The Account is seeking applications for an Assistant Poetry Editor! The Assistant Poetry Editor will read submissions and propose works for publication in our biannual literary journal of new writing and art. We encourage applications from women and nonbinary writers, writers of color, writers with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ writers.

Duties and Expectations:

  • Be an active reader of and participant in the world of contemporary poetry.
  • Have knowledge of / experience in the realm of literary publishing. We expect applicants to be already familiar with Submittable and to have prior experience on an editorial staff.
  • Communicate in a timely way with the Editor-in-Chief and Poetry Editor, report directly to the Poetry Editor, and meet deadlines.
  • Read and vote on poetry submissions, looking for work that is exciting, fresh, and innovative. Our reading periods are November 1 to March 1 and May 1 to September 1. 
  • Assist in building a poetry section that welcomes writers of color, writers with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ writers.
  • Participate in brief monthly editorial meetings via Zoom.

About The Account:

The Account is an online journal of new writing, art, and criticism founded in 2013. Work from our issues has been featured in the Pushcart anthology, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets. We welcome work from new writers and writers who have won major awards. We love creative approaches to genre. We love the unexpected. We also love reading what our writers say about the work they make, which is why we are called The Account. Each writer’s work is paired with an “account,” a mini-statement about what went into making it.

The deadline for Assistant Poetry Editor submissions is October 31. Please submit a 1-2 page cover letter describing your experience with literary publishing, why you’d like the position, and what you would bring to the journal, along with a resume or CV. 

This is an unpaid position and requires approximately 10 hours of work a month. Any questions about the application process can be directed to poetryprosethought@gmail.com

The Account is seeking applications for a Fiction Editor! The Fiction Editor will read submissions and propose works for publication in our biannual literary journal of new writing and art. We encourage applications from women and nonbinary writers, writers of color, writers with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ writers.

Duties and Expectations:

  • Be an active reader of and participant in the world of contemporary fiction.
  • Have knowledge of / experience in the realm of literary publishing. We expect applicants to be already familiar with Submittable and to have prior experience on an editorial staff.
  • Communicate in a timely way with the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor and meet deadlines.
  • Read submissions, looking for work that is exciting, fresh, and innovative. Our reading periods are November 1 to March 1 and May 1 to September 1. 
  • Build a fiction section that welcomes writers of color, writers with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ writers.
  • Participate in brief monthly editorial meetings via Zoom.
  • Be open to future growth, as the fiction editor may also have the opportunity to build an editorial team that they will manage.

About The Account:

The Account is an online journal of new writing, art, and criticism founded in 2013. Work from our issues has been featured in the Pushcart anthology, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets. We welcome work from new writers and writers who have won major awards. We love creative approaches to genre. We love the unexpected. We also love reading what our writers say about the work they make, which is why we are called The Account. Each writer’s work is paired with an “account,” a mini-statement about what went into making it.

The deadline for Fiction Editor submissions is October 31. Please submit a 1-2 page cover letter describing your experience with literary publishing, why you’d like the position, and what you would bring to the journal, along with a resume or CV. 

This is an unpaid position and requires approximately 10 hours of work a month. Any questions about the application process can be directed to poetryprosethought@gmail.com

The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, & Thought