Get Involved

Want to get involved with Exposition Review? 

We are always looking for ways to engage and grow our literary community. If you’re interested in working with our team, supporting Expo, or learning more about publishing and the inner workings of an independent literary journal, check out our opportunities below:


Become a Reader

Each year Exposition Review receives a high volume of submissions for our annual issue. Our team of awesome volunteer readers is essential in helping the Expo editors curate new and emerging voices and shape the final issue.  We regularly seek self-motivated, avid readers to join that team.

Through this experience, you will get to know the ins and outs of a literary journal, read and provide feedback on submissions, and work alongside a community of dedicated writers and editors who are passionate about publishing works in all genres. Previous experience in writing, editing, or literary criticism is a plus, but not required.

As a reader, you can attend reading meetings or work remotely. Assignments will be sent out on a weekly basis; the typical time commitment is 2-3 hours per week. Readers will be featured in the issue masthead and have the opportunity to qualify as an Associate Editor.

To apply, please fill out the application below and submit to with the subject line Reader Application:

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Please note that if you read for an annual issue, you cannot submit any work to Exposition Review for that year (this includes Flash 405 competitions). If you have any questions, please contact us.



Exposition Review is looking for interns for Fall 2020! The ideal candidate will have a passion for publishing or literary communities, and be interested in learning more about the literary scene. The position is unpaid and working with a volunteer staff.

The internship will be part-time, remote, and run from September 2021 to January 2022 or October 2021 to February 2022. Generally, we would expect about 10-15 hours a week, and we are flexible with how you organize your time with the only main requirements being attending editor meetings, biweekly readings for our new annual issue, and one of our fall events. Our team works remotely, with scheduled in-person meetings throughout each month, so an interns’ schedule can be flexible. We are also open to anyone interested who is not local.

To best assist you in learning about what it means to run a literary journal and exist in an independent literary environment, your primary roles will be to assist our editors with…

  • Incoming submissions
  • Local outreach and engagement
  • Social media engagement
  • Fundraising and grant research
  • Misc. editorial duties.

… culminating in a final project.

To apply, please submit the following to with the subject line Expo Internship: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • A brief note about your favorite piece from Exposition Review.

The deadline to apply is August 22. Feel free to send us questions as well.



Exposition Review is an independent journal, which means we do not receive funding from any college or other institution. We are run entirely by volunteer writers, editors, and artists who are passionate about publishing new works and promoting other creatives. Our submission fees cover the majority of our overhead, but as we grow and look for new ways to provide value both to our contributors and our community, we also look to donations.

Donations allow us to host more readings and promote our contributors at events such as Pasadena Lit Fest and LitCrawl LA. They allow us to hold workshops for young writers at amazing organizations like Write Girl and 826LA. They allow us to grow our readership, and, one day, they will allow us to pay all of our contributors.

Any contribution you can provide, no matter how small, is appreciated. Click below to donate:

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Exposition Review is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) arts service public charity. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.