Poor Yorick is looking for new staff members for this summer and Fall as many of the current members of the journal staff will be graduating. For me working on the journal has been a tremendously rewarding experience and I’ve learned an incredible amount about writing and the publishing world. It’s also paid dividends professionally. I recently was offered (and have accepted) a full time position at Connecticut Magazine. During my application process one of the things that they were most impressed with was my involvement with Poor Yorick and some of the ways in which we’ve been able to market this online journal to writers and future readers (side note: please follow me on twitter @erikofgang).
We’re going to hold our next meeting in late April (after thesis is due) at a date and time still to be determined. But we will definitely announce it here and I would encourage anyone interested in finding out more about the journal to attend.
It really is an enriching and rewarding experience and I would strongly urge anyone interested in forging a successful career as a writer (regardless of genre) to take advantage of this opportunity to get real world experience and build your professional resume.