Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Big Announcement

Dear All,

I’ve got a big announcement to make.

Tadd and I started Artifice in May 2009, after significant thought and discussion, in order to have a place where we could build an argument about a specific aesthetic: “the artifice aesthetic.” I’m pleased to say that we’ve done that over the three issues we’ve put out so far.

Nevertheless, after an additional amount of significant thought and discussion, I will be leaving Artifice as managing editor.

Some of you may know that my day job is at a nonprofit called Growing Home here in Chicago. In May I took a promotion to serve as Associate Director, managing all the programs and general operations for our job training program and urban and rural training farms. While I’m pretty excited about all this, it’s not leaving me much time to devote to Artifice.

Luckily, there are two fabulous staff members to continue the work we’ve been doing at Artifice Magazine: James Tadd Adcox will continue as editor, and Ian McCarty, who has been working with us since Issue 2, will step up to serve as managing editor in my place.

I am so proud of what I helped create with Artifice Magazine,and I’m excited for Artifice as it moves forward.  Changes are afoot! But I’ll let Tadd and Ian decide when to share those announcements.

I won’t be disappearing from the literary scene, though, nor from the internet. You can always find me at my online home, and if you’re a Chicagoan, I’ll certainly see you around.

Love Rebekah

Internship Opportunity!

Artifice Magazine seeks a motivated and energetic individual to provide supportive services for Artifice’s editorial team. Artifice Magazine is a nonprofit literary magazine that aims, by content and context, to showcase creative work aware of its own artifice.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Managing Artifice’s incoming subscriptions, subscription database and serving as a point-of-contact for all subscribers
  • Assist in correspondence, including answering general queries, responding to withdrawals, serving as a contact for vendors
  • Supporting editorial staff as needed regarding submissions
  • Other projects as determined

The intern will work closely with and be supervised by both James Tadd Adcox, editor, and Ian McCarty, Managing Editor, and will have the opportunity to see, close-up, the process of content selection, design, proofreading, printing, and publication.

This position is an unpaid internship, and will last through the completion of Issue 4 (September/October 2011), with potential for renewal at that time. The position will require 5-10 hours/week of in-person and computer work.

Strong applicants will have some knowledge of literary journal and/or nonprofit work, and will be able to attend weekly weekend meetings. Applicants must live in the Chicago area.

To apply, please email a letter of interest and resume to by June 15, 2011.