TSS Publishing

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All applications will be considered from 30th June to 30th July 2017

TSS Publishing is seeking short story enthusiasts for the following roles:


Strategy Consultant

We are looking for an individual who has experience within literary circles and can offer developmental advice and help enable the TSS vision. Fields of knowledge and expertise may include print and digital publishing, literary events, festivals, funding, and patronage. Ideally, the Development Officer would be able to meet in London with the Editor-in-Chief, once a month over coffee or lunch, to discuss the organisation’s objectives, processes, and progress.


Development Officer

Working with the Editors, the Development Officer will be in a position to develop links with writers, literary organisations, publishers, and other avenues to ensure that TSS continues to grow in a sustainable and successful manner. The Development Officer should be based in London, though much of the role will be virtual. We are looking for someone excited by the idea of being involved in a quickly growing, dynamic literary organisation, who is engaging and able to dream up new ideas.


Social Media and Marketing Officer

As TSS branches out into print publishing, large prize competitions, and events, we’re seeking a steady hand to take the lead on marketing. Competency with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and other platforms are important. Additionally, some experience with Hootsuite would be good, but not essential. Understanding the brand and objectives of TSS is necessary and we’re seeking an individual who can take the initiative and have fun creating a marketing strategy. Expected input is about three hours a week, though flexible. The role is virtual and particularly suited for someone looking to build their portfolio and experience in this field.


Graphic Designer

Working closely with the Social Media and Marketing Officer and editors, the graphic designer will be able to help create engaging content related to short fiction and the work of TSS. There will be creative freedom to explore ideas and concepts for the website, posters, packaging, displays, e-magazines, short fiction, and books. The role is virtual and is suitable for an individual with an interest in literature and keen to have creative input into the development of the organisation’s brand.


Fiction Hunters (x2)

We believe that the shot fiction community is like an ecosystem and that all aspects of the habitat should be supported – the writers, editors, publishers, and readers. In light of this, we have created a new role – the Fiction Hunter. Our Fiction Hunters – scouts for exciting new writing and places of publication – will be keen readers of online short fiction, journals, competitions, blogs and more. A few times a month, they will share the best fiction they’ve read on the web, offering a paragraph on both piece and platform. Primary contact would be with the Non-Fiction Editor. The role is best suited to short fiction enthusiast who love reading and sharing the kind of fiction that makes heads and hearts quiver.


Reviewers (x2)

Our relationship with other short fiction publishers continues to grow and in order to support the many excellent anthologies and collections that are being published, we are in need of some perceptive reviewers to join the team. The role is virtual and extremely flexible with one review expected every few months. Primary contact will be with the Non-Fiction Editor.


First Readers (x5)

With the inaugural Cambridge Short Story Prize approaching, we’re looking to recruit five First Readers for the competition. Readers must have experience of the short story in some capacity. This is an invaluable opportunity for writers of short stories wishing to learn more about the form and the submission process from the other side of the fence. The role will involve reading a large number of short stories from the end of November through into January. Particularly enthusiastic and astute readers will be given the option of staying on the TSS team in a more permanent position.   


Please note that all roles are voluntary, though we hope this will change in due course. The following six months are crucial for us to make the next important steps and we are looking for individuals who recognise the work we do and the opportunities available if our goals are met.

To apply for any of these roles, please email Miles Jones – miles@theshortstory.co.uk

  1. In the subject line, please indicate which role you are applying for.
  2. In the body of the email, please include a brief covering letter on your suitability for the role.
  3. CV. and examples of your work through links or attachments are also recommended if available.  

You will hear back from us within two weeks.