The successful applicant will be proficient in the use of imagery and the suspension of  reality as we know it.  Special preference will be given to those candidates who display a natural flair for living in their heads for protracted periods of time with people/places/things created entirely from their imagination.  


A thorough knowledge of grammar, spelling and sentence structure is imperative.  Proof of experience with the terror of the blank page is required upon an offer of employment, as this can be  restricting to the process  if not encountered previously on the job.  


An obsessive compulsive attention to detail during the rewrite process as well as mastery of the use of pen/paper/laptop/pc/handheld recording devices.  


Willingness to accept verbal abuse from publishers and agents on a regular basis without losing composure is a must.


This is a very time consuming occupation, therefore it is expected that if successful, the applicant is required to invest as much free time as possible networking with other like minded individuals, discussing the mechanics of writing and critiquing.  


The capability of consuming copious amounts of caffiene and sugar while performing the daily/nightly task of creating.


If you are interested in applying for this position:


Who:  You

When: Now

Where: Your laptop/pc/pen/paper





Author: valo

I am a poet, writer and activist with a special interest in human rights for children and women as well as the elimination of poverty worldwide. If you read this today, feed someone locally for me will you? Drop off a non perishable food item at the food bank nearest you and consider yourself hugged. Thank you!

6 thoughts on “”

  1. TDF!!! (Too damn funny!) Unfortunately, as with other professions during this time of recession, I imagine there will be far more applicants than available job positions. However, that won’t stop those of us willing to “live in our heads for protracted periods of time with people/places/things created entirely from our imagination.” Where do I submit my resume?

    1. Submit your resume to every damn publication you can and when you’re done, do it again. I’ve not doubt you’ll make it Debra, because you are good. As for me, Lulu and I are in love right now, but hey I’m fickle and if Random House came along I might cheat. 😉

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