Jobs with Publishers

We list job openings with the independent literary magazines and publishers that are members of CLMP and other literary colleagues.

If you’re a CLMP Member and you’d like us to feature your job opening, email us at [email protected].


Radon Journal is seeking applicants to the part-time, volunteer positions of Fiction Reader and Social Media Manager. The Fiction Reader position is currently estimated to require 1-2 hours of reading a week along with a one-hour discussion meeting each Sunday evening. The Social Media Manager would oversee and implement Radon‘s online strategy through Twitter, Instagram, and Discord. 5-10 minutes on each platform would be optimal per day and light graphic skills (such as Canva) are requested.

As an anarchist journal, Radon utilizes consensus decision-making, and new team members are treated equal in voice to other editors. Requirements for both positions are an immense love of science fiction and its subgenres, along with socialist dispositions. Interested applicants should send an email to [email protected] explaining any prior experience and why you are interested in the role.




The Jewish Book Council is seeking applicants for the part-time, remote position of Summer Editorial Fellow. Reporting to the editorial director, the Editorial Fellow will be responsible for editing book reviews and occasionally short essays for JBC’s website, PB Daily; helping to compile back matter for Paper Brigade, JBC’s annual literary journal; and providing other editorial support as needed. This position is currently estimated to require two days per week for three months. The fellow will be paid a stipend of $800 per month. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].




The Brooklyn Book Festival is seeking applications for Director of Engagement and Partnerships. This position will have broad responsibilities and will work directly with the Festival Producer to make the Festival a success. This is a full-time, exempt position, with the busiest months from July through October. There is compensating flexibility in the schedule during the other months. Currently, Festival staff work remotely most of the year with a required in-person schedule from August to mid-October in Downtown Brooklyn (Covid-19 considerations respected). Position begins early August 2022.




The Adroit Journal is seeking applicants to the part-time, volunteer positions of Senior Editor and Staff Engagement Coordinator.

The Senior Editor will lead the expansion of The Adroit Journal‘s publication of short stories, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. With the support of four prose editors, the editor-in-chief and executive editor, the Senior Editor will be responsible for evaluating and selecting prose for publication, soliciting submissions, and setting the direction for the prose prizes and relevant special projects. The volunteer position is currently estimated to require four to five hours per week. Interested applicants should apply via Submittable.

The Staff Engagement Coordinator will lead community and educational programs for members of the Adroit Journal staff. The coordinator will manage the logistics of both the Visiting Writer Series and In-House Staff Craft Talks, which will include recruiting dynamic and exciting authors to enrich. Also, the coordinator will spearhead initiatives that enable staff members to establish connections within the currently 100+ strong Adroit community. The volunteer position is currently estimated to require four to five hours per week. Interested applicants should apply via Submittable.




The National Book Foundation is seeking applicants for the part-time, temporary position of Programs Coordinator. This position will focus on the new Science + Literature program, which aims to highlight diverse books that deepen readers’ understanding of science and technology. Responsibilities include supporting programmatic timelines and calendars; supporting logistics and outreach for large-scale events, initiatives, and campaigns; assisting in updating and editing programmatic and marketing materials; and more.

This is a part-time position of 25 hours per week; the Programs Coordinator will be paid $25 per hour, including paid holidays/office closures. Based in New York, this position will extend from August 2022 to April 2023, with the possibility of extension through April 2024. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Programs Coordinator.”




The Los Angeles Review of Books is seeking applicants for the part-time position of Senior Editor. The senior editor will work closely with the editor-in-chief and managing editor on production of The LARB Quarterly, as well as coordination and development of the online magazine. Primary duties will be developmental editing, copy editing, acquisition of new voices, and coordination of the online publication scheduling.

This position is based in-person in Los Angeles. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via the Breezy HR portal by June 21.




The Common, Amherst College’s award-winning print and digital literary journal, is seeking Volunteer Readers. Readers evaluate, vote, and comment on short fiction and essays submitted for publication—an average of 12 pieces per week. Readers also get an inside look at how editorial decisions are made at a literary magazine, and the position requires no specific academic or employment background. BIPOC readers and readers from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should submit contact information, a CV, and a cover letter via this survey. The next step for qualified candidates is evaluating two test pieces.




HerStry is seeking Critique Group Instructors to teach four to five online critique groups from fall 2022 through spring 2023, with the option to renew this contract going forward. HerStry Critique Groups take place online, run for six weeks, and are comprised of six women at a time. Instructors facilitate weekly meetings and give line-by-line and developmental edits to each group member throughout the course of the workshop.

This is a part-time, paid, contract position; interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and two references to [email protected] by August 1.




Lambda Literary is seeking applicants to the full-time position of Executive Director. The Executive Director will partner with the Board to implement the new strategic roadmap and manage a fully remote, national staff in developing and executing a plan to realize the goals and mission of the organization. Responsibilities will include maintaining sound financial policies and practices; developing and executing a comprehensive fund development strategy and plan to secure adequate resources; developing and executing strategies to elevate the visibility of Lambda Literary’s work and the contributions of LGBTQ writers; and more.

This position is fully remote and will require periodic travel throughout the United States; the salary range begins at $110,000. Interested applicants should apply via Cooper Coleman.



Cave Canem is seeking applicants to the full-time position of Operations Manager. The Operations Manager will develop, implement, and manage the operational protocols needed to support Cave Canem’s mission, including budgeting, people and culture, and information technology. Responsibilities include supporting the Executive Director on monthly reconciliation of accounts and annual fiscal closing, building out formal operational and financial related standard operating procedures, managing infrastructure, coordinating benefit enrollment, and more.

This position is hybrid, with the in-person component based in Brooklyn; the salary is $75,000.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of two references as a single PDF document by email to [email protected] with the subject line “Operations Manager (your name).” Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and the estimated start date is July 1.



Archipelago Books in Brooklyn is seeking a full-time Administrative Associate/Membership Coordinator. Responsibilities will include managing foreign rights, directing the membership program, organizing inventory and stock flow, managing reprints, and more. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].



The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) is seeking a Membership Engagement Coordinator. The Membership Engagement Coordinator will play a key role in the redesign of ALTA’s website, with an eye to serving member needs. They will also be responsible for communicating with current and potential members. This is a part-time position (20 hours/week) with a salary in the range of $20,000. Candidates should indicate whether they are interested in working in-person in ALTA’s office in Tucson, AZ, or working remotely with some work hours scheduled during the Arizona business day. ALTA will consider a fully remote position for the right candidate. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Elisabeth Jaquette, ALTA’s Executive Director, at [email protected]org. Priority review begins on June 13, 2022.



Longleaf Review is seeking applicants for two volunteer positions. The Reviews and Interviews Editor will respond to submissions for reviews and interviews and will edit, proof, and complete layout for publication of 3–5 unique pieces each month. The Instagram Manager will create, curate, post, and boost unique weekly posts; assist with strategizing Longleaf‘s social media presence and growing followers/readership; and promote new work from former contributors. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.




Poets House in New York City is seeking applicants to the full-time position of Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for providing the overall artistic direction, programming, and communication, representing the organization in accordance with its mission and values and developing and managing the operations of the organization. Responsibilities include administration, community relations, fundraising, building the library’s collections, and representing Poets House with the wider literary world.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].


POETRY magazine in Chicago is seeking applicants to the full-time position of Senior Managing Editor, Digital, a newly created position responsible for supporting the digital editorial team and coordinating online publication schedules and workflow. The main responsibilities include coordinating the assignments of the digital editorial team for content creation and development, budget and project management, and relationship-building with contributors, publishers, rightsholders, and other communities.

Compensation for this position is $125,000, and candidates should plan to be based in Chicago.




The Kenyon Review in Gambier, Ohio, is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Managing Editor. The Manager Editor is responsible for overseeing the production schedule, assigning materials to the editorial team and Associates, and liaising with writers and agents. The Managing Editor is also responsible for grant applications and working as a part of a team to execute the organization’s strategic plan.

Review of applications will begin May 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, candidates should visit the online application site.




City Lights Booksellers & Publishers in San Francisco, California, is seeking a full-time Publicity and Marketing Associate. Responsibilities will include managing press and publicity strategies on a portion of the books published at City Lights as well as managing online communication through social media, newsletters, blog posts, podcast, and more.

This position is based in-person in San Francisco. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected], and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.




Grande Dame Literary is seeking applicants to five Volunteer Editor positions. Volunteer editors will read fiction and memoir submissions and offer feedback and encouragement. Interested applicants should send a cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Volunteer Editor.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.




Oxford American is seeking applicants to the position of Assistant Editor. The Assistant Editor will have a hand in all aspects of the publication of the Oxford American, though primary duties will include editing pieces for the print publication and Responsibilities will include editing print and web content for publication, soliciting and evaluating submissions, proofing every issue of the Oxford American, uploading content to, conducting art research and licensing for print and web, and more.

This position is based in Conway, Arkansas. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and a one-page critique of the Oxford American to Danielle A. Jackson at [email protected]  with the subject line “Assistant Editor Position.”





Clinch—A Martial Literary Arts Journal is seeking applicants for a volunteer Associate Editor. Responsibilities include reading, judging, and editing submissions (primarily poetry); supporting social media efforts; engaging with Clinch‘s online audience; and helping grow and promote the Clinch brand. Having a passion or fondness for martial arts is preferable but not not required.

This is a remote position with no set hours. Interested applicants should send an application to [email protected].



Lucky Jefferson is seeking remote, volunteer Guest Editors to generate visibility for Black voices and increased accessibility to Black & African American Literature through its digital zine Awake. Applicants should be BIPOC identifying authors excited about poetry, especially new contemporary works, and our mission to reinvigorate publishing. Each position lasts for one to two months at 10 hours per month. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.