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LitCharts

Freelance Writer of Literature Guides

New York
NY
posted 
2.23.21

LitCharts is hiring writers to help us expand our collection of over 1500 literature guides. We’re looking for writers with a deep understanding of literature and the ability to analyze and explain it to others. Here are two examples of our literature guides:

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Simon Fraser University

Non-Fiction Writer in Residence

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2.23.21

Simon Fraser University (SFU) Library invites applications for a Non-Fiction Writer in Residence for a four-month residency.

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HumanitiesDC

Executive Director

Washington
DC
posted 
2.23.21

HumanitiesDC (HDC) seeks an experienced executive to build upon a substantial record of achievements. The next Executive Director (ED) will be a visionary and entrepreneurial leader responsible for setting new strategies to expand access to the humanities for all Washington, DC residents. Drawing inspiration from generations of Washingtonians past, present and future, they will shape public discourse about the city’s culture and civil society for decades to come.

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The Writers Circle

Children's Creative Writing Instructor

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2.11.21

Looking for Children’s Creative Writing Instructors focusing on prose.

Our current needs are for traditionally published writers interested in teaching children in grades 3-12.  Our classes are fun, interactive, and NOT school-like! We emphasize creativity over academic rigor and focus on key narrative writing elements (character, plot, setting, dialogue, etc.) over sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, and pre-ordained academic form.

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Bookfox

Freelance Writer for the Craft of Fiction

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2.11.21

Bookfox is seeking a freelance writer to write articles helping fiction writers.

Your Background

  • Literary background, but not afraid of genre/popular fiction
  • Published at least one story collection/novel with a traditional publisher
  • Taught creative writing at the university level
  • MFA preferred

Necessary Skills

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The Paris Review

Managing Editor

New York
NY
posted 
2.10.21

The Paris Review seeks a collegial, highly collaborative managing editor to work closely with the editor in chief and other staff on production of the print quarterly and other editorial projects. This is a great opportunity for a detail-driven, well-organized literature lover to help shape the next chapter of the magazine’s literary story.

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University of Central Oklahoma

Associate Professor and Chairperson, English

Edmond
OK
posted 
2.8.21

The Department of English at the University of Central Oklahoma seeks to appoint a department chairperson into a tenure-track position at the Associate Professor rank. The successful candidate will begin a four-year term, effective with the summer of 2021, as department chairperson.

The chairperson teaches one course (three credit hours) per semester during the fall and spring semesters, has the option to teach during the summer, and performs administrative duties on a twelve-month basis as described in the University of Central Oklahoma Faculty Handbook.

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University of Virginia

Kapnick Distinguished Writer in Residence/Visiting Associate Professor of Creative Writing

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2.3.21

The Creative Writing Program in the Department of English at the University of Virginia invites applications for the Kapnick Distinguished Writer in Residence, a one-year visiting Associate Professor position (with the possibility of renewing for a second year). We seek a writer with an exceptional background in contemporary prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and national recognition for their work. At least two published books from major presses and additional publications—together representing more than one genre—are required, as are university-level teaching experience and an MFA.

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SWAG MASHA

Writer(s)

posted 
1.29.21

SWAG MASHA is an international mobile game dev studio behind a highly successful interactive novel app - Love Sick. The app has reached over 20 million installs worldwide, released in 15+ languages, building a huge fan base across the globe.

We are seeking talented romance writers who would share our passion for storytelling and join the team to provide our users with quality reading novels with a strong romantic element. Selected writers will be paired with an in-house editor and will be responsible for writing novels based on a detailed outline provided by us.

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LitCharts

Freelance Writer of Poetry Guides

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1.26.21

LitCharts is hiring writers to help us expand our collection of over 350 unique and innovative poetry guides. We’re looking for writers with a deep understanding of poetry and the ability to analyze and explain it to others. Here are two examples of our poetry guides:

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Washington University in St. Louis

Visiting Writer-in-Residence in Poetry

St. Louis
MO
posted 
1.25.21

The Department of English at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a Visiting Writer-in-Residence in Poetry to begin in the fall term 2021 for a period of three years, contingent upon satisfactory annual review. The ideal candidate will have published 1-2 books of poetry with a national press or significant, national publications or awards, and must hold an MFA degree or terminal degree in the field. Ideally, the candidate should have prior teaching experience with undergraduate and graduate students.

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Melville House

Editor

Brooklyn
NY
posted 
1.25.21

Melville House is looking for a imaginative and gumptious individual to join our editorial program, someone who is adept at both the acquisition and the creation of book projects, as well as someone with connections who is experienced at working with agents and scouts. In particular, we're looking for someone who can help us diversify our list.

Candidates must have full command of standard editorial skills as well as strong writing skills—they should be an adroit line editor, copy writer, tip sheet compiler, and so forth. 

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Melville House

Publicist/Senior Publicist

Brooklyn
NY
posted 
1.25.21

Melville House is looking for an experienced publicist to join what is widely recognized as one of the most innovative and successful publicity/marketing departments in independent publishing. We're looking for someone with experience at book publicity, who is well-versed in the fundamentals, and is excited by the changes sweeping the industry today and the way those changes can foster public discussion of books.

Melville House is a mission-driven company, and features a highly collaborative workplace, so it's also crucial that we find someone who plays well with others.

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College of the Holy Cross Department of English

Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters

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12.28.20

GENERAL INFORMATION

The College of the Holy Cross invites applications for its Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters to begin August 2021. Candidates should be dedicated teachers and creative writers with a distinguished publication record in any genre whose work explores issues of race, racism, and Latinx, African American, Native American and Indigenous, and/or Asian American expressive cultures. Although the Jenks Chair is located in the Department of English, we welcome candidates whose work extends across disciplines.

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