Poets & Writers Magazine

Diana & Simon Raab Editorial Fellow

In honor of its founder, Galen Williams, and in order to nurture the next generation of leaders for the literary field, Poets & Writers offers the Galen Williams Fellowship Program.

The Raab Editorial Fellow will work with the editorial department, which is responsible for producing content for Poets & Writers Magazine and pw.org. This paid fellowship will provide experience in all aspects of the editorial process involved in the publication of the print magazine and the production of a dynamic, content-rich website.

This position is best suited to a graduate student or an individual who has recently completed a graduate degree; however, other qualified and motivated candidates will also be considered. The fellow will work twenty hours per week for ten months, providing valuable support as well as fresh insight and creativity to our team. In turn, Poets & Writers will provide a comprehensive publishing apprenticeship.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to the writing and development of select content for Poets & Writers Magazine and/or pw.org;
  • Fact checking and proofreading;
  • Article and art research;
  • Reading unsolicited submissions;
  • Outreach and updating of online databases;
  • Executing administrative office duties as necessary.


  • Demonstrated interest in publishing;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Familiarity with literary community;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Adobe programs;
  • High-level communication skills;
  • Internet proficiency;
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and reliable.

This half-time fellowship begins in September 2019 and ends in June 2020. The salary is $12,400 for the term of the fellowship ($15.50/hour). P&W will be pleased to cooperate with the fellow’s school to provide credit, if so requested. This position is supported by a generous gift from Diana & Simon Raab.

To apply, please forward a cover letter, résumé, and letter of recommendation to Dana Isokawa, Senior Editor, at disokawa@pw.org. Please include “Editorial Fellowship” in the subject line. Attachments should be .pdf, .doc, or .rtf files; other file types will not be opened. No calls, please. The deadline for applying is July 15, 2019.  

About Poets & Writers

Founded in 1970, Poets & Writers is respected and trusted as the primary source of information, support, and guidance for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Our work is rooted in the belief that literature is vital to sustaining a vibrant culture. We focus on nurturing literature’s source: creative writers.

Our mission is to foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public.

We advance this mission through our flagship publication, Poets & Writers Magazine; our website, pw.org, which provides trustworthy advice, information, and a lively online community for writers; the Readings & Workshops Program, which pays writers fees for giving readings and leading workshops throughout New York and California, as well as in eight cities outside those states; Poets & Writers Live, a series of live events presented around the nation; and awards for writers including the $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize, the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award, and the Amy Award. Learn more at pw.org.

Poets & Writers is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in its hiring. 

Contact Information

Dana Isokawa, Senior Editor
Poets & Writers
90 Broad Street, Suite 2100
New York
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