Crab Creek Review

Graphic Designer

Do you have a love of art and graphic design? Join Crab Creek Review and immerse yourself in all things literary! Become part of the Pacific NW literary community by contributing your graphic design skills and artistic aesthetic to one of the longest running litmags in the Pacific Northwest.  

Crab Creek Review seeks a graphic designer for a twice-yearly print publication. Experience with InDesign and other Adobe software is essential. The graphic designer solicits cover artwork from local and regional artists, and works closely with the editor-in-chief to select artwork, and  assemble and distribute proofs of each 100-page issue. The graphic designer also coordinates with the commercial print company to obtain a finished product. 

We are looking for a creative, self-directed graphic designer knowledgeable in the field of limited-run journal production. Residency in Western Washington state a plus. All staff roles with Crab Creek Review are volunteer positions.

If you are interested in joining our small, dedicated team of editors and writers to produce one of Seattle's best-loved print literary journals, please send a letter of interest and qualifications to Position open until filled.


Editor-in-chief: Jenifer Lawrence (outgoing); Julia Hands, Interim EIC

Poetry: Laura Read, editor, and David J. Daniels, Linda Malnack, and Wesley Morrow, assistant editors.

Fiction: Chris Maccini, editor, and Elizabeth Kaye Cook, assistant editor.

Creative nonfiction: Rukhsar Palla, editor.

Editorial Assistant: Carol Levin

Graphic design: Tom McDonald (2016–2019).

Crab Creek Review (ISSN 07308-7008) is a Seattle literary journal, published continuously since 1983. A registered nonprofit company, we are a feminist, inclusive, diverse, woman-run journal, publishing two perfect-bound, 100-page print issues annually. Each issue features original poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Crab Creek Review maintains a website and social media presence, and features work from each issue on our blog. We are proud to promote Pacific Northwest artists by featuring PNW artwork on our covers. We are a media sponsor for Seattle Arts and Lectures, where we enjoy complimentary tickets to the poetry series events. Crab Creek Review authors include established and emerging poets and writers, and also first-time authors. We are pleased to have published poets and writers who have been featured in Best American Poetry, Best of the Net, and other prominent anthologies, and who have won awards including the National Book Award, Backwaters Prize for Poetry, the Laux/Millar Prize, the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, the Perugia Press Poetry Prize, and the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize, among others.

Contact Information

Jenifer Lawrence, Editor-in-Chief
Crab Creek Review
P.O. Box 1682
Contact Phone: 
(360) 620-2247