IMPORTANT UPDATE: Quartet announced September 9, 2009 that it would cease operations. This post is being maintained for archival purposes only.
If you’ve got editorial game and and are tired of being a cube dweller, Quartet Press recently announced content editor and copy editor positions for freelancers interested in telecommuting.
According to the job listing released yesterday by Editorial Director Angela James on the Quartet Press website and blog, where you live is not a factor, and while a resume with solid editorial experience is a plus, it’s not an absolute must. Rather, James will focus on “a practical application of skills.” Basically, applicants will be tested on their ability to line and copy edit, with “training and ongoing support” provided to those selected for the positions.
At this time we are searching for motivated individuals interested in working on one to four releases a month as an editor in all genres of romance, women’s fiction, YA, science fiction, fantasy and urban fantasy. Preference for both positions is given to non-authors or to writers not actively seeking publication/pursuing a career in writing, but authors will be considered as well. We are especially seeking editors with interest in working with non-erotic genres such as romantic suspense, historical romance and fantasy, though editors will be asked to acquire and edit across the romance and fantasy genres.
Duties include but are not limited to reading and responding to submissions, contracting books, editing and finalizing manuscripts, communicating with authors, final line editors, other content editors and Quartet press partners about various things such as cover art, excerpts, blurbs, promotion and more.
Content editors’ compensation is per word as well as royalty based pay on ebooks and print books. Residuals are paid on all of an editor’s backlist and pay is monthly. Copy editors’ compensation is per word.
Applicants are instructed to email James at jobs at quartetpress dot com, providing their experience and qualifications.
AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING PUBLICATION…
Publisher Kassia Krozser just updated Quartet’s submission guidelines with more detailed information on their Quench Romance! imprint, including two sub-imprints:
The first focuses on the unusual: steampunk, space cowboys, cyberpunk, science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, and new twists on classic paranormal themes. and new twists on classic paranormal themes. We’re looking for sexy, sweet, adventurous, and unusual, thought not necessarily at the same time.
Our second sub-imprint is Quench Classics. Inspired by a discussion among readers who wanted to buy digital versions of comfort reads and classic romances, Quench Classics is focused on those books readers want to read over and over…
Sounds like the second imprint is for authors of previously published romance who hold the electronic rights to their work and would like to see it receive new life in digital format.
With all the attention the publisher has received in the romance media as of late, I figured they must already be well bought up into late next year, but Angela James assured me in an email this morning that, “We’re seeking all genres in submissions right now. And we’re only at the beginning stages of acquiring, for early 2010 launch, so people still have a chance to be one of the launch titles and/or release in early 2010.”