Call for Applications: Volunteer Essay & Narrative Co-Editor


Call for Applications for Volunteer Essay & Narrative Co-Editor

The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy

Editor-in-Chief: Nathan Kowalsky (St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta, Canada)

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 essays, narratives, poetry, cartoons, and book reviews relevant to the journal’s focus and scope.

The Trumpeter is soliciting applications for a volunteer Essay & Narrative Co-Editor to work alongside the other co-editor currently in this position. Applicants should be aware that as an open access journal, all editorial roles at The Trumpeter are unpaid volunteer positions.

Position Description

Applicants for Essay & Narrative Co-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 Essay & Narrative Co-Editors have an academic affiliation, but they should have an established background in nature writing/editing (or similar genres). We have a particular interest in applicants who are interested in a wide variety of narrative and essay forms, including fiction, nonfiction, and experimental, with a preference for those who specialize in fiction.

Essay & Narrative Co-Editors can each expect to receive roughly 6-8 submissions per year. Co-Editors may oversee submissions in collaboration with each other or alone, as they mutually deem suitable. The oversight process involves reading submissions to ensure their topical suitability, assessing their rigour, working with authors on revisions, and making a final decision about the publication of the piece. Essay & Narrative Co-Editors must be well organised, able to keep accurate records, and use an online submission management system.

Application Process

Those interested in the Essay & Narrative Co-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 30 September 2022.

The Editorial Advisory Board of the journal together with the Editor-in-Chief will consider all applications and make decisions by the end of November. 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.