Jobs for Writers

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Small Press Distribution

Publicity Manager

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11.24.20

We are seeking a Publicity Manager to join our team at SPD. The ideal candidate will have several years of experience in, or adjacent to, mission-driven small press publishing and/or literary nonprofit work. They should have exceptional verbal and written communication skills; an ability to juggle projects, deadlines, and duties; as well be adaptable and self-motivated in managing their workload, learning new skills, and problem solving.

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Austin Bat Cave

Executive Director

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11.23.20

Austin Bat Cave is a creative community. Our writing programs empower students to find their voices and tell their stories. With our workshops and other programs, we seek to strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice. We connect a diverse population of young writers and learners with a vibrant community of adult volunteers in Austin.

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Cornell College

Distinguished Visiting Writer

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11.23.20

The Cornell College Center for the Literary Arts seeks a Distinguished Visiting Writer to teach a topics-based course in Writing Difference in a Digital World. Courses that engage race, citizenship, and/or identity through audio, video, or new media writing are especially welcome. The visiting writer will teach one block (a three-and-a-half-week term) in the academic year 2021–22; exact term schedule will be negotiated.

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Catbird Lit

Managing Editor

AUSTIN
TX
posted 
11.23.20

Catbird Lit, a journal of humor and myopic wit, aka www.catbirdhaha.com, seeks a managing editor.

Your primary concern is running the journal website and the YouTube channel of Catbird Lit.

Must be adept at or quickly learn how to maneuver WordPress to manage the journal website.

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Graywolf Press

Senior Acquiring Editor

Minneapolis
MN
posted 
11.20.20

Graywolf Press seeks a forward-thinking and highly motivated senior editor to acquire new authors for our diverse prose list. We are looking for someone whose experience and interests both complement and expand on our current strengths. The ideal candidate will be passionate about books and literature, a creative strategist, and an effective and enthusiastic team player. There will be opportunities for growth and collaborative involvement in all areas of the organization.

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Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Jose State University

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry)

San Jose
CA
posted 
11.18.20

Department Summary

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San José State University seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position teaching Poetry and other forms of Creative Writing to a diverse student body at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The ideal candidate would have a deep understanding of the unique experiences and issues facing Latinx/Chicanx, Black, Indigenous, and other writers of color in the publishing world and beyond.

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Washington University in St. Louis

Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing)

St. Louis
MO
posted 
11.16.20

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of English, Assistant Professor. We seek applications from emerging creative nonfiction writers whose work centers on the experience of Blackness and have achieved distinction (in the form of at least one book) in one or more genres of creative nonfiction, including essays, literary journalism, memoir, cultural criticism, graphic nonfiction, and more, and who can demonstrate the promise of excellence in teaching and commitment to diversity in the academy.

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LitCharts

Freelance Writer of Poetry Guides

New York
NY
posted 
11.12.20

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:

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Mississippi State University

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry)

Mississippi State
MS
posted 
11.12.20

The Department of English seeks a poet for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 16, 2021. M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing and college teaching experience required.

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Mississippi State University

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Nonfiction)

Mississippi State
MS
posted 
11.12.20

The Department of English seeks a creative nonfiction writer for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 16, 2021. M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing and college teaching experience required. 

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The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

Educational Programs Coordinator

Tempe
AZ
posted 
11.10.20

Join our team! 

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University is seeking a Coordinator of Educational Programs to administrate and develop classes, workshops, and other engagements with the community.

Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of related experience. Experience with creative writing, Canvas, and higher education is preferred. Salary range $34,400 - $43,000 DOE.

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Catapult, Counterpoint, and Soft Skull Press

Publishing Intern (two positions open)

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11.6.20

Catapult/Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press is seeking interns to provide support to our team. We’re looking for two full time interns to work 40 hours a week from January 2021 until June 2021 (a six month internship). The internship is paid ($15/hr). This is a remote position and can be based anywhere in the US. Interns will primarily assist our publicity and marketing departments, but will have opportunities to work with other departments, such as editorial and production, on an as-needed basis. 

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Catapult, Counterpoint, and Soft Skull Press

Design Intern

posted 
11.6.20

Catapult/Counterpoint/Soft Skull is seeking an intern to provide support to our design/cover art department and sales team. We’re looking for one part-time intern to work 20 hours a week from January 2021 until June 2021 (a six month internship). The internship is paid ($15/hr). This is a remote position and can be based anywhere in the US.

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Milkweed Editions

Marketing & Publicity Associate

Minneapolis
MN
posted 
11.5.20

Milkweed Editions, one of the nation’s leading independent book publishers, seeks a Marketing & Publicity Associate. This position requires an individual to work some full days per week in our warehouse, which is located in the Open Book literary center in downtown Minneapolis. Applications for individuals seeking to work remotely will not be accepted. For more information about Milkweed Editions, visit milkweed.org/our-story.

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Cardinal Education

High School Writing Coach (part-time)

Burlingame
CA
posted 
11.5.20

Cardinal Education is seeking a Remote Academic Coach to join our team! We are an extremely dynamic and collaborative company focused on providing top-tier expertise in admissions and tutoring to families.


As part of a rapidly-growing enterprise, Coaches have the opportunity to make a significant impact from day one. We heavily invest in our Coaches to develop exceptional professional and coaching skills.


Compensation starts from $30/hr plus performance bonuses. 

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Sarah Lawrence College

Director, The Writing Institute

Bronxville
NY
posted 
11.5.20

Sarah Lawrence College is seeking a new Director to expand upon the success of its distinguished Writing Institute. The Writing Institute Director will build new audiences and create new opportunities for non-degree program offerings while fostering connections with the College’s undergraduate and graduate programs to strengthen the writing ecosystem at Sarah Lawrence. 

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Kenyon Review

Kenyon Review Fellowship

Gambier
OH
posted 
11.2.20

The Kenyon Review invites applications for a two-year residential post-graduate fellowship in creative writing beginning in August 2021. During these two years, fellows will undertake a significant writing project and teach one course per semester in the Kenyon College English Department, contingent upon departmental needs. Fellows will also assist with creative and editorial projects for the Kenyon Review and KROnline.

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Mascot Books

Marketing Manager

Herndon
VA
posted 
10.29.20

Mascot Books is a full-service hybrid publishing company dedicated to helping bring their work to life. With comprehensive in-house book production, distribution, and marketing services, our authors have the support of experienced publishing professionals. We're currently looking for a marketing manager who will quickly become an integral part of our team.

Responsibilities

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