Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We will contact applicants (regardless of their status) within two weeks of receiving their application.

Please note that these are volunteer positions. 

To apply, please fill out an application (linked on the buttons below). Thank you for your interest! Feel free to email us at with any questions. 🙂


Prose Writer / Poet / Personal Essay Writer

All of Outlander’s staff writers contribute at least 2 pieces/month for their column. They work closely with our staff editors to revise and make their work the best it can be!

Though we prefer our writers to have prior writing experience, our applications are open for writers at any point in their writing journey. All we ask is that our writers are open to receiving feedback from the editing team.


Poetry Editor

Editors work with writers to improve their work. They will work directly with staff writers for their submission and indirectly with writers who submit via public submissions.

Editors should have experience with writing in their selected category and/or editing for a publication. They also should be familiar with Google Docs (especially the comment/suggestion features) and have basic knowledge of Google Sheets.

Graphic Designers/Layout Editors

Graphic designers and layout editors are responsible for creating the visuals for Outlander. Graphic designers focus mainly on social media graphics whereas layout editors are primarily slated to work on Outlander’s seasonal issues.

While no prior publication experience is necessary, it’s always a plus. Graphic designers and layout editors should have experience using Canva, PicsArt, or another editing software.

Social Media Manager

Outlander’s social media manager is in charge of posting on Outlander’s Instagram/Twitter and engaging with other zines within the online community. They will also brainstorm creative ways for the Outlander team to interact with its audience through social media.

Experience is always a plus, though we mostly just ask for a dedication to helping Outlander grow.

Out of the box, out of the ordinary, out of this world.