We are HIRING for Issue 3! We are looking to add 3 new Editorial Assistants to our team, and with each Issue that you stay on, you can expect growth from your title (Editorial Assistant -> Associate Editor -> Lead Editor), along with new responsibilities, learning opportunities, and more.

The duties for Editorial Assistants are the following:

  • Being a first, second, and final reader for new submissions
  • Voting on and leaving comments for each submission you read
  • Providing feedback for pieces during workshops
  • Making thorough copy edits on accepted pieces
  • Organizing and laying out the issue structure

You can expect to read between 15 and 20 new submissions every week, depending on our submission rate. Typically, the time commitment per week is between 2 or 3 hours. There is no financial compensation, but you will be provided with a formal letter of recommendation and the ability to use both co-founders as professional references after your time at Tabula Rasa Review.

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Apply using the button below!




Emma Snyder has a B.A. in Creative Writing and a B.S. in Psychology, paired with a minor in Digital Studies. Almost every fiction and nonfiction piece she wrote for an undergrad assignment has been published, with seven currently circulating in little literary magazines around the world. Her favorite genres to write and read are psychological realism, anything Bildungsroman, speculative fiction, and stream of consciousness. She created Tabula Rasa Review with her partner, Ross Christensen. This website, the brand itself, and overall aesthetic are her collective brainchildren. She currently works at NAMI Central VA as the Program & Outreach Manager.



Ross Christensen has a B.A. in. Creative Writing, and currently works as the Volunteer Coordinator for Meals on Wheels at FeedMore. He is fascinated by the surreal, fantastical, and nonfictional, either separately or combined. He happened to sit next to Emma Snyder in a nonfiction class, and the rest is history. Both he and Emma were on the masthead of Rappahannock Review during their undergraduate careers, and loved being involved with a literary journal. This ignited the conversations that led toward the creation of Tabula Rasa Review, for which Ross has taken the position of Managing Editor.



Gretel Valdes is a Las Vegas local with a passion for poetry and an undying appreciation for the catharsis the writing world has brought to her. This year, she joined the Tabula Rasa Review team in hopes of garnering new experiences in the editing world, as well as working alongside a team of editors who equally find excitement in writing. Gretel was both a co-editor and head editor of her alma mater’s literary magazine, Camas, from 2018-2020 and the assistant editor for the High Desert Journal’s creative nonfiction section in 2019. Aside from that, she has also led various poetry nights for her college, has been submitting relentlessly to literary journals across the country, and is in the process of pursuing writing out here in her glittering desert oasis. 



Kendall (she/they) is a Chicago-based, queer, neurodivergent writer and editor with a B.A. in English and Creative Writing. She has joined the editorial team at Tabula Rasa Review because she believes the written word is one of the most powerful ways for likeminded people to connect, and she aspires to use her voice to break down taboo and the barriers they create. They were previously Editor-in-Chief at Diminuendo Literary & Arts Magazine and a managing editor at café au lait magazine. Currently, they edit and write for Radical In Progress, a social justice organization dedicated to making activism and its tools more accessible, and The Madwoman Collective, an art collective seeking to provide a feminist perspective on politics, philosophy, art, and culture. Find her on Instagram at @hopelesspoetesse.



Stephanie Stephan is a red haired writer in love with bone china and bone chilling tales. In 2017 she received an M.A. in English from Arcadia University, and has worked as an editor and literary coach, providing creative guidance and critical feedback to fellow writers. Her fiction has appeared in Tabula Rasa Review, Patchwork Lit, and Myth & Lore Zine, and more. In 2021 her story about galactic lollipops was nominated for Best of the Net. When she’s not writing, she loves reading tarot, cross stitching, and trying out new recipes. Visit her on Instagram @stephanie.stephan.writes or at


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