Jobs for Writers

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University of North Texas

Assistant or Associate Professor of Fiction (Creative Writing)

Denton
TX
posted 
12.6.19

The Department of English at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of fiction to join a thriving creative writing Ph.D./M.A. program with a strong scholarly emphasis. The appointment begins August 2020. The successful candidate will teach a 2/2 load, including graduate and undergraduate workshops, and will supervise graduate theses and dissertations. Required qualifications include an M.F.A.

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Artswego

SUNY Oswego Artist-in-Residence Program

Oswego
NY
posted 
12.6.19

The newly created Artist-in-Residence Program at SUNY Oswego brings an artist to campus for one academic semester (applicant’s choice of Fall or Spring) to produce a body of work, teach in the area of their specialty, and to conduct research. The resident artist is given the opportunity to pursue research and/or realize a specific project while drawing on the College’s resources, including its facilities, faculty and student body, practice and performance space, libraries and collections.

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Seattle Arts & Lectures

Writers in the Schools Program Associate

Seattle
WA
posted 
12.5.19

Seattle Arts & Lectures seeks a WITS Program Associate to work with the WITS Program Director to implement all WITS and Youth Poet Laureate (YPL) programming, empowering young people to discover their authentic writing and performance voices in WITS classrooms, publications, and on SAL stages. 


Organization Overview:

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Crab Creek Review

Editor-in-Chief

Kingston
WA
posted 
12.2.19

Crab Creek Review is seeking an editor-in-chief to run operations for a twice-yearly print publication. We are looking for a creative, self-directed, Seattle-based editor with managerial skills to direct and supervise all aspects of publishing, design, recordkeeping, and editorial responsibilities. 

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Mass Poetry

Program Assistant Intern

Boston
MA
posted 
11.26.19

Mass Poetry seeks a Program Assistant Intern for the Spring 2020 semester (January–May) to support the Education Director in their work. This role has a January start date and has the possibility to extend beyond the Spring 2020 semester.

The position requires approximately 10–12 hours per week. Pay is $350/month. 

The Program Assistant Intern is responsible for:

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Bemidji State University

Assistant Professor of English—Creative Writing Poetry

Bemidji
MN
posted 
11.26.19

Bemidji State University invites applications for the position of: Assistant Professor of English.

Opening Date: November 25, 2019
Closing Date: January 21, 2020
Appointment Date: August 2020
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Full-Time Probationary

Responsibilities:

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College of Saint Mary

English Faculty

Omaha
NE
posted 
11.22.19

College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska, seeks a full-time English faculty starting August 1, 2020. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in English composition, ranging from developmental English to advanced composition. The English faculty reports directly to the English Program Director. This is a 10-month appointment.

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Drizzle Review

Book Reviewer (Volunteer)

posted 
11.21.19

Drizzle is a site dedicated to the celebration of a diverse literary culture—we publish short essays, interviews, book reviews, and reading lists that promote literary diversity and the work of under-represented authors from around the globe.

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Old Dominion University

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Nonfiction)

Norfolk
VA
posted 
11.20.19

The Department of English at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Nonfiction), with an expected start date of July 25, 2020.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Executive Director

Ashland
OR
posted 
11.20.19

Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites applicants and nominations for this leadership position at one of nation’s leading regional theatres. 

The Executive Director will join Artistic Director Nataki Garrett in a co-leadership role to guide OSF’s vision and strategy. OSF has engaged Management Consultants for the Arts to lead this search, and interested candidates may apply for this position by visiting this link: https://tinyurl.com/OSF-ED-Profile.

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Western Michigan University

Assistant or Associate Professor

Kalamazoo
MI
posted 
11.19.19

Western Michigan University invites applications for a full-time academic year tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Poetry) to begin Fall 2020 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
 

Major Responsibilities:  

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Murray State University

Watkins Visiting Professor in Residency

Murray
KY
posted 
11.18.19

The Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State invites applications for the Watkins Endowed Professor of Creative Writing, fiction concentration. This is a visiting, one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

The Watkins professor will teach one, 3-credit hour undergraduate course each semester in nontraditional fiction. These courses could include, contingent upon professional interest: digital narrative, game narrative, screenwriting, young adult fiction, horror, fantasy, detective or science fiction, etc.

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Cornell College

Distinguished Visiting Writer

Mount Vernon
IA
posted 
11.18.19

The Cornell College Center for the Literary Arts seeks a Distinguished Visiting Writer to teach a topics-based course in Writing or Publishing for Social Change. Course topics related to journalism, editing, feature writing, spoken word, or docudrama are especially welcome. The visiting writer will teach one three-and-a-half-week term in the academic year 2020–21; exact term schedule will be negotiated.

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Shuffle

Shuffle Literary Arts Residency

San Francisco
CA
posted 
11.14.19

Shuffle is a new professional network for multidisciplinary and creative professionals. Through the cultivation of craft, peer support and online tools, Shuffle has been thoughtfully designed to move your career forward. 

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Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab

Bookseller + Event Coordinator

Brooklyn
NY
posted 
11.13.19

Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab is looking for a full-time bookseller and event coordinator to work in our Bergen Street shop and on our off-site events and book fairs. The person in this position will assist with all elements of the daily life of the bookshop—assisting customers, making recommendations, restocking books, setting up for Storytime and more.

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Uptown Stories

Deputy Director

New York
NY
posted 
11.13.19

Overview: The Deputy Director will work closely with our executive director, Kate Reuther, to support the operation and growth of Uptown Stories. The current Uptown Stories staff consists of Kate, the founder and executive director, nine teaching artists, a part-time anthology editor, and a part-time volunteer recruiter.  Therefore, the DD will be taking on a major role in a small organization. Major responsibilities will include marketing upcoming workshops, volunteer management, parent communication, and maintaining digital tools.

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Columbia University Press

Publicist

New York
NY
posted 
11.13.19

We are looking for two Publicists, one to handle our humanities list—literary criticism, fiction in translation, and Asian studies, and one to handle our business and science list—finance, value investing, corporate governance, leadership and innovation, paleontology, climate change, biology, and neuroscience, with an emphasis on women in science.


Position Summary:

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Hurston/Wright Foundation

Program Specialist (Contract)

Washington
DC
posted 
11.12.19

The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation is a literary nonprofit organization that discovers, mentors, and honors Black writers. We conduct workshops, master classes, public readings, competitions and an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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Propriometrics Press

Publisher

Carlsborg
WA
posted 
11.11.19

Propriometrics Press is seeking a publisher for our dynamic and exciting non-fiction micropress. We want someone motivated, with keen marketing and business sense, excellent communication skills, and a lot of vision. This position will take approximately 20–30 hours a week, with flexible hours that accommodate busy periods and lulls. We are located in the Pacific Northwest; local candidates a plus. You would be overseeing a small team making a big impact; our backlist is full of bestsellers and award-winners.

Your tasks would include:

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