Freelance Writer of Poetry Guides

LitCharts writers are an exclusive group of excellent writers with a deep understanding of literature and how to teach it to others. LitCharts writers have gone on to become bestselling nonfiction writers, National Book Award finalists, Wallace Stegner Fellows, Harvard literature PhD candidates, and more. Now you can apply to join them!

We're specifically looking for writers with a deep knowledge of poetry to help us expand our collection of poetry guides—unique guides that focus on specific works of poetry. Here are two examples of our poetry guides:

Writers can work from anywhere and compensation varies based on the length and difficulty of the poem. Pace and schedule are flexible, though our ideal candidates will have the time to write at least one guide per month. A typical poetry guide takes about 15–20 hours to write, with guides taking less time as writers become more familiar with the process.

Please send a resume as well as two writing samples to Samples should be academic papers that demonstrate your ability to analyze poetry with insight and clarity. Samples should be at least 5 pages long, and can be up to any length (a thesis would be fine, for instance). We will not consider applications that do not include academic papers focused on poetry.

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New York
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