Call for Applications for Volunteer Narrative Editors


The Trumpeter is a journal dedicated to the development of an ecosophy, or wisdom born of ecological
understanding and insight. As such, it serves the deep ecology movement’s commitment to critically explore
and analyse environmental concerns in light of ecological developments at every relevant level. The Trumpeter
publishes high quality scholarly research within the scope of the interdisciplinary environmental humanities,
including but not limited to environmental philosophy, environmental ethics, Indigenous knowledge,
eco-criticism, eco-psychology, eco-theology, political ecology, environmental history, and the theoretical rather
than empirical aspects of environmental studies (environmental sociology, environmental anthropology, etc.).
The Trumpeter also publishes narratives, poetry, cartoons, and book reviews relevant to the journal’s focus and

The Trumpeter is soliciting applications for one or two volunteer Narrative Editors. Applicants should be aware
that as an open access journal, all editorial roles at The Trumpeter are unpaid volunteer positions.


Position Description

Applicants for Narrative Editor should have a strong interest in the interdisciplinary environmental humanities
(in line with the journal’s mandate), preferably with an affinity for the deep ecological movement, broadly
construed. It is not necessary that Narrative Editors have an academic affiliation, but they should have an
established background in non-fiction nature writing/editing (or similar genres). We have a particular interest
in Narrative Editors who attend to diverse and experimental storytelling traditions and forms (e.g., Indigenous,
transnational, or dramatic approaches), with a willingness to open exciting doors to deviations from established
standards of creative writing or ecocritism (e.g., experiments in nonanthropocentric syntax) and to guide
submissions in potentially genre-defining ways.

Narrative Editors can expect to receive roughly 6-8 submissions per year. The oversight process involves
reading submissions to ensure their topical suitability, assessing their rigour, working with authors on
revisions, and – in consultation with the other Narrative Editor (if applicable) and other members of the
journal’s Editorial Team (where helpful) – making a final decision about the publication of the piece. Narrative
Editors must be well organised, able to keep accurate records, and use an online submission management


Application Process

Those interested in a Narrative Editor position with The Trumpeter should submit a CV with a short (1-2 page)
cover letter outlining their relevant experience and interest in the position and the journal.
Applications should be submitted electronically to by 19 January 2020.

The Editorial Advisory Board of the journal together with the Editor-in-Chief will consider all applications
and make decisions by the end of February. Decisions will be based in large part on the skills and experience
of the applicants, but will also take into account the balance of disciplinary expertise and other relevant factors.


Call for Applications for Narrative Editors (PDF version)