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].


Electric Literature is seeking applicants for the full-time, remote position of Editor-in-Chief. This person will drive the editorial vision of the website and will be responsible for all published content, excluding the weekly literary magazines, Recommended Reading and The Commuter. The EIC reports directly to the executive director and will work with the ED to ensure that every piece published contributes to Electric Literature’s mission to make literature more relevant, exciting, and inclusive. This will include expanding the purview of what constitutes literary work, fostering lively and innovative literary conversations, elevating emerging writers, and making extraordinary writing accessible to new audiences.

This is a full-time remote position with a salary of $57,000 depending on experience. The EIC will also be eligible to enroll in any company-adopted benefits plan. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and published writing sample via Submittable by midnight EST on Thursday, May 20. In your cover letter, please also include links to three pieces of literary criticism or personal writing that you admire, published outside of Electric Literature.


Coffee House Press is seeking an Executive Director and Publisher to lead a world-class nonprofit literary book publisher and arts organization serving a diverse community of writers, readers, artists, and staff. The Executive Director and Publisher is the guiding member of a leadership team charged with communicating a mission-driven vision for both the literary program and internal operations; developing and executing a strategic plan; fostering a healthy, equitable, and inclusive work environment centered in author and staff care; advocating for and inspiring teamwork and community; and being an ambassador for CHP’s mission, vision, and values. The ideal candidate is an adventurous reader, an arts enthusiast, a community builder, an innovator, and an integrity-forward business leader.

The salary range is $100,000-$120,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. When COVID restrictions are lifted, working from Minneapolis is required. Transition assistance will be provided. To apply, submit a cover letter, résumé, and one-page document highlighting relevant professional accomplishments. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with a review of applications to begin on June 1, 2021.


Kundiman, an organization that is dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature, is seeking a remote, part-time Development Assistant who is self-directed, takes initiative, and is able to work collaboratively, as well as independently. The Development Assistant connects Kundiman to individual and institutional supporters, which is vital to the sustainability of Kundiman initiatives. Candidates must be based in the New York City area and will report to the Development Director. This is an entry level position with opportunities for growth. This position will be conducted remotely.

Kundiman is also seeking a full-time Programs and Communications Assistant. The assistant will help to organize programs including online classes, readings, and annual programs such as the Mentorship Lab and Retreat. They will create newsletters and update the website, interact with the community on social media, make graphics for programs, and take initiative in our communications strategy. They will also help manage the Programs Intern. This is an entry-level position with opportunities for growth. This position will be conducted remotely, but candidates must be based within commuting distance of New York City, as the assistant will need to attend events and programs once it is safe to do so.


The National Book Foundation is seeking applicants to two positions: the Director of Development and Administrative Assistant.

The full-time, senior-level Director of Development will lead all aspects of the Foundation’s fundraising and cultivation efforts, while working closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Board of Directors. The National Book Foundation is seeking a strategic leader who can help access the resources that will enable the Foundation to reach a new level of impact, with a heavy focus on individual giving and donor cultivation. The Director of Development will provide intellectual support and leadership for all development efforts and activities, including the launch of the National Book Foundation Leadership Circle, a giving society/advisory group designed to strengthen the Foundation’s network of and engagement with high-level individual donors; annual giving campaigns; management of existing Foundation and government grants, and research of new opportunities; high-level management of the Foundation’s donor database and tracking/communication systems with operational support from the Administrative Assistant; and maintaining the Foundation’s Book Council (junior committee). This position is based in New York, though may begin remotely as needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The full-time Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Executive Director and provides daily executive support, office coordination, and assistance with operational, financial, and some development activities. This is a critical support position at an established and active literary nonprofit, offering a wide-ranging and valuable experience to a candidate seeking a career in arts administration. This position is based in New York, though may begin remotely as needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.




Catapult is seeking a Production Editor to join the collaborative team in its Production Department, which works with a variety of titles from three prestigious imprints: Catapult, Counterpoint, and Soft Skull Press.

Reporting to the Senior Managing Editor, the Production Editor will oversee all aspects of text and cover work for approximately 50–60 titles per year, including nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and reprints. Duties will include maintaining, updating, and managing production schedules, style guides, and freelance roster; keeping books on schedule and error-free under tight deadlines; and managing editorial workflow from initial transmittal of manuscripts to the final print releases (hardcover, paperback, and ebook). This role is open to remote applicants, especially in 2021, but will preferably be based in New York City once Catapult employees return to their offices.




The Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) seeks a Managing Editor, an editorial leader who will manage the day-to-day production and operations of the Workshop’s award-winning digital literary magazine The Margins, and a Programs Coordinator, a critical member of the Programs team who will provide administrative support for the Workshop’s public programs, fellowships, and community workshops.

The Managing Editor will report to and work closely with the Editor in Chief and will supervise two part-time staff editors, working to implement the editorial vision of The Margins, which publishes work on average 3-5 times weekly. The Managing Editor works in close collaboration with our Digital Communications Manager in the production of pieces published in the magazine. Overall, this person will be responsible for ensuring the consistent publication of excellent writing in the magazine, managing a team of editors, and working closely with the EIC on evaluating submissions. Learn more.

The Programs Coordinator will report to the Programs Manager and work with the Programs and Workshops Coordinator to implement AAWW’s overarching programming strategy, ensuring that all programs align with the organization vision and mission. This position will be responsible for boosting department capacity by overseeing daily administrative and logistical operations, and utilizing existing systems to bring all aspects of programming to life in a consistent and careful manner. Learn more.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these positions will temporarily be a remote position as the AAWW staff continues to telecommute. Candidates not currently based in New York City will be expected to relocate once AAWW staff return to in-person work. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, one writing sample, and two pieces of writing that they have edited to [email protected].




CavanKerry Press seeks a part-time Director of Development who can provide professional grant writing services and has experience working in the field of publishing. This person will assist the Publisher in functions related to fundraising events, donations, funding appeals, and networking with charity organizations as well as donors; facilitate campaigns, including funder prospecting, special events, campaign reporting, and general campaign support; coordinate donations, create new, and maintain existing relationships with donors; attend meetings with Board of Directors; maintain communication to the Board of Directors via the Board President and directly through email and phone calls as necessary; and establish consistent protocol for data input, monitoring results and generating fundraising reports as requested.

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to Gabriel Cleveland, Managing Editor, at  [email protected].




Shout Mouse Press, a nonprofit writing and publishing workshop based in Washington, D.C., is currently seeking a Publishing Manager with knowledge of children’s book sales/marketing and a passion for diverse books. This person is responsible for raising visibility of the press’s youth authors and their books through strategic outreach and marketing campaigns (social media, PR, reviews, events), as well as managing sales, inventory, and printer/distributor relationships.

This position is salaried, at 30-40 hours/week; the starting full-time salary for this position is $55,000-$65,000, and compensation is commensurate with experience. While Shout Mouse Press is currently operating remotely, once in-person work safely resumes, candidates are expected to work from the Shout Mouse office in Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. a minimum of 10 hours/week.




Minerva Rising seeks a Poetry Editor and a Fiction Editor. Both editors will work to provide the opportunity for women writers and poets to share their diverse experiences and talents. The ideal candidate has an educational and professional background in either poetry or fiction and creative writing and editing. The ideal applicant needs to be an attentive and critical reader, self motivated and capable of meeting deadlines. Both are volunteer positions with a yearly honorarium that requires approximately 5 or so hours per week. The editors will work remotely using Submittable, Slack and Zoom. Interested parties should contact Kim Brown at [email protected].




Pangyrus Press seeks a Fiction Editor and Associate Nonfiction Editor.

The Fiction Editor shape its publication of contemporary short stories, flash fiction, and other narrative arts. Alongside the senior fiction editor, and with the support of the associate fiction editor, this person will be responsible for soliciting literary-quality fiction, evaluating fiction submissions, and setting the direction for special projects, author interviews, and features on craft and career. The position is currently estimated to require five to seven hours per week and is on a volunteer basis.

The Associate Nonfiction Editor will work alongside the nonfiction editor in shaping the online and print publication of essays, memoir, reviews, and all varieties of nonfiction narrative. This position includes opportunities to develop independent projects including author interviews and book reviews, as well as to solicit writing from authors. The position is currently estimated to require five hours work per week and is on a volunteer basis.

Applicants should submit a cover letter identifying which position they are interested in and explaining what sets them apart from the field, along with a resume, and three (3) writing clips to [email protected]m. Applications will be accepted until May 10 and finalists will be contacted for an interview.




The Paris Review seeks an experienced, imaginative Online Editor to oversee The Paris Review Daily, the magazine’s website. The online editor will commission and edit essays, work with the print editorial team to complement and amplify the magazine’s content, and think in creative, strategic ways about the website’s growth and reach. This is an opportunity to help shape the next chapter of The Paris Review.

The Paris Review is also seeking a Managing Editor to work closely with the editor in chief and other staff on production of the print quarterly and other editorial projects. The managing editor oversees production on the quarterly, works closely with the editor-in-chief on acquisitions and shaping the Review’s iconic Writers at Work interview series, and contributes to special editorial projects (including Paris Review Editions).

These positions will begin remotely, but the ability to relocate to New York City by late 2021 is expected. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line.




Northwestern University Press is seeking a Senior Acquisitions Editor to build and expand the Press’s trade list in fiction, plays, drama, poetry, social justice dialogues, literature in translation, and Chicago regional publications, and work to engage the public with the dual goal of selling books and increasing philanthropy. This is a full-time position with the possibility for remote work. Interested applicants may be apply at using the job code 40520.

Northwestern University Press is also seeking a Digital Content and Systems Coordinator to maintain NUP’s website and databases and ensure the accurate and timely distribution of metadata via Eloquence. The coordinator will also identify and implement best practices related to the form, use, and timing of metadata distribution to maximize discovery and book sales; create custom website pages and features as needed; develop and sustain non-technical user guides and documentation for use in trainings and troubleshooting; collaborate with the marketing coordinator to design and create website features and promotions to maximize book sales; and more. Interested applicants may be apply at using the job code 40275.




The Center for Imagination in the Borderlands (CIB), in the Humanities Division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking applications to two positions. Both positions are full-time and based in Tempe, Arizona.

Under administrative direction of the Center Director, the Assistant Director will help coordinate and direct the activities and functions of CIB, independently ensuring that the goals and objectives of CIB initiatives are accomplished in accordance with priorities, time limitations, funding limitations, or other specifications. Learn more.

CIB is also seeking a Program Manager for a new initiative. The “Praxis of Indigenous Knowledges and Collective Mentorship” program, a 4-year project, supports Indigenous Scholarship by re-imagining traditional and institutional structures through which Indigenous Knowledge and Scholarship can be brought to bear in urgent local, national and international conversations. The Program Manager will work alongside CIB Director and CIB Assistant Director to develop and implement new or revised program goals and objectives central to all aspects of the project. Learn more.




The Feminist Press is seeking an Executive Director/Publisher, who will be responsible for the publishing program, budget, staff, and partnerships with CUNY and the wider public. The Executive Director will ensure that the Press’s operating budget is fully supported by a combination of earned income, in part from the sale of books and rights, and in part from individual donations, events, and grants. S/he will manage e-book technology and sales, and leverage social media to increase sales and to fundraise. The Executive Director will offer strategies for increasing sales and fundraising.

This position is open until filled, with review of applications beginning on April 5.




Haymarket Books is seeking an Inventory and Operations Coordinator. This position is responsible for sales reporting and analyses; setting quantities for first printings and reprints; inventory management; special sales; sales of hurts and remainders; updating some title metadata; and daily liaising with Publisher’s domestic and international distributors. This position plays an active role in weekly marketing meetings and interacts with staff, customers, and authors.

To apply, send a short cover note expressing your interest in this position and a resume to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.




V Press LC is seeking applicants for its Summer Internship program. This is an online, unpaid, summer internship position (approx. 10-15 hours per week) for college students with a demonstrated interest in the publishing industry. Job duties may include reading, rating, and evaluating submissions for publication; proofreading and editing manuscripts; assisting in website construction and content; and more.

Interested applicants should send their resume and a cover letter to Torie Amarie Dale at [email protected].




Milkweed Editions is seeking applicants for a VP, Engagement & Chief Innovation Officer to oversee its marketing discipline, working with the Marketing Director to create and execute promotional plans for the 25-30 titles Milkweed publishes each year.

The VP, Engagement will also be responsible for leading the creation and execution of an annual marketing campaign for the Milkweed Editions brand. In 2021, the successful applicant will oversee an expansive national brand-building campaign supported by a top-tier creative agency. As Chief Innovation Officer, this individual will lead the change required in order to realize the opportunities offered by a rapidly changing publishing ecosystem.

The VP, Engagement & CIO will report to the Publisher & CEO of Milkweed Editions. This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. Salary is expected to be in the $100-120K range, determined based on experience. Please submit a resume, two references, and a cover letter addressed to Daniel Slager in one combined PDF via Submittable.




Deep Vellum Publishing is seeking a Publicity and Programming Manager to join their Marketing team. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for reading; a desire to network within the literary field; and an enthusiasm for networking and representing Deep Vellum’s titles to the media. The Publicity and Programming Manager will work closely with the Marketing and Sales Director to collaboratively and creatively grow Deep Vellum’s programming, both local and national, and will have agency over media outreach for Deep Vellum’s list, along with our imprints A Strange Object, Dalkey Archive, Phoneme, and La Reunion (a fast-growing list of approximately 50 titles a year, in total).

Remote applicants are accepted, and return to in-person work in the Dallas office is anticipated in 2022. Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the email title PUBLICITY AND PROGRAMMING POSITION.



W. W. Norton is seeking candidates for multiple positions, including a Marketing Strategy Manager, a Business Analyst, and an Editorial and Production Assistant.



Foglifter Press is seeking a Literary Production Assistant to assist in creating interior and cover layouts for print publications (two anthologies/chapbooks and two journal issues per year), in preparing ePub conversion for each publication, and in scouting cover art for each issue. The estimated time commitment for this role is two to four hours per week during non-production times, and five to ten hours during production times. It includes a yearly honorarium of $750. Apply by May 2, 2021.




Consequence Magazine, an international journal that addresses the effects and realities of geopolitical violence, is seeking a Fiction Editor. A few of the editor’s responsibilities will include soliciting literary-quality fiction, developing independent projects for our bi-annual print journal and various electronic mediums, and managing all submissions via Submittable. The ideal candidate will have experience in the military, a personal interest in the causes and effects of national and global geopolitical violence, and an articulated philosophy of what makes for quality fiction. The position is currently estimated to require five hours per week and is on a volunteer basis. Interested applicants should email the managing editor, Matthew Krajniak, with a résumé and a brief cover letter at [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.