Are you interested in joining our staff? Below are the available positions at Bitter Melon and their requirements. Please be advised that these are all volunteer positions that require a few hours of commitment per week. You are welcome to apply for more than one position. Please clarify which position you are applying for!

To apply, email with the following:

1. A cover letter detailing prior writing/art experience and any relevant awards or recognitions. Why do you want to join the Bitter Melon editorial team and what can you contribute? This should be at least one page double-spaced.

2. A short, third person bio. This can be as formal or informal as you like. 

3. If you're applying as a prose reader, attach a writing sample as well. This should be 2-3 pieces of prose and 3-4 poems. If you’re applying for graphic design, please send us 3-5 samples of prior graphic design work.


prose reader


Evaluate prose submissions and make editorial comments.