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In January 2020, we brought on 10 new staff members to The Seventh Wave. If you’ve been with us for a while, then you know this was a long time coming for us. Over the past six years, our organization has grown with each issue we’ve published. It’s wild to think that when we first began in 2015, we were a digital magazine based in Brooklyn. Now, we’re a bicoastal literary arts nonprofit with operations on both coasts, offering three in-person residencies each year (one on Bainbridge Island, WA, one in Rhinebeck, NY, and one in Normandy Park, WA). And we’ve been blessed to have now worked with 200+ writers, artists, and creatives from around the world. We want to give a special deep thanks to our digital community of artists & activists for believing in us, and for their willingness to engage with our issues with such truth, power, and voice.

This year, we have a few new openings. You’ll find a little bit of info about each role below, but if any speak to you, please do reach out to us at for more insight into the role and what we’re looking for. This is a very human process for us. These positions will remain open until they are filled.

Contributing Editor (2): one issue, half year, volunteer, past contributors only. We are looking to bring on two Contributing Editors to join the Editorial Team. Specifically, we are looking for a Contributing Editor of Poetry and a Contributing Editor of Prose. You will be assigned 3-4 pieces. For each piece you edit, you will be working with a Managing Editor, who will be responsible for the overall progress and publication of the piece. The Managing Editor will be the one communicating back and forth with the contributor, but you will be integral to the evolution and final form of each piece you work on. We have a two-editor rule at The Seventh Wave, to ensure that every piece receives the attention it deserves. This position is only open to past TSW contributors. All interested applicants should reach out and apply to

Social Media Strategist (1): one year, $500 stipend ($250 per issue), all welcome. We are looking to bring on a social-savvy spirit who will help lead our digital efforts. We have spent six years experimenting in the digital space, and are deeply focused on how we can elevate and champion our published voices. The exact details of this position will depend on the applicant. We are open, for example, to bringing on someone who would solely run our Twitter (or Instagram) handle, but we are also open to someone who has a broader eye on digital strategy across all platforms. We believe that “Social Media” is not a singular effort or endeavor, and so this position would be highly supported by our Strategy Team. You will not be working in a silo, but be an integral part of our communications efforts, which seek to elevate and champion all of our published voices. If you are a socially-conscious, tech-savvy soul who believes in the effort to engage, then you are the exact person we’re looking for. All interested applicants should reach out and apply to

Director of Development (1): one year, $500 stipend ($250 per issue), all welcome. We are looking to bring on an individual to help lead our fundraising efforts, which has everything to do with cultivating community. Our first-ever decision in 2015 was a simple one: to pay every artist we publish. We have kept this promise. For the first two years, our four co-founders funded The Seventh Wave out-of-pocket. Our third year, we introduced an annual fundraiser and LitFest, and have now hosted three successful campaigns ($3K, $5K, and $10K, respectively), growing a loyal and fierce donor base. Our fourth year, we applied for and received our first grant (via the Washington State Arts Commission), and this past year, applied for and received our second grant (CLMP’s Literary Arts Emergency Fund). We have since applied for three additional grants that we are waiting to hear back from. We are looking for someone who has a deep passion for connecting people to purpose, and who has experience in the field of fundraising and stewardship. All interested applicants should reach out and apply directly to Joyce Chen, Executive Director, at