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].


Orion Magazine in Northampton, Massachusetts, is seeking applicants to the full-time position of Digital Strategist. This position will oversee the management and maintenance of Orion’s website, adapting text and visual assets for web publishing and creating new page templates to expand the magazine’s storytelling capacity. Collaborating with the database and editorial teams, the Digital Strategist will provide data analytics to prioritize the publication of online content in support of broader strategic plans. The Digital Strategist will also assist the Director of Finance and Operations in managing the RFP process for a new website and hiring the appropriate vendors to create and launch the site by the end of 2022.

While temporarily remote, this position will be based in Northampton, Massachusetts. The salary range is $52,000. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter stating why they are interested in the position and working for a nonprofit like Orion to [email protected] with “Digital Strategist Application” in the subject line.




Beloit Poetry Journal is seeking applicants for the part-time, paid position of Associate Editor. The Associate Editor’s responsibilities will include reading, discussing, selecting, and editing poetry submissions; writing and editing content associated with online features; supporting social media efforts; providing support for grant proposals and development opportunities; and more.

This role requires between 10 and 15 hours per week and pays $5,000 per year. While this is a remote-work position, preference will be given to applicants in the Boston-Portland (Maine) corridor. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and reference contacts by email to [email protected] with the subject line “Associate Editor [your last name]” by February 1, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET.




Electric Literature is seeking applicants for the part-time, remote position of Social Media Editor. The Social Media Editor will be actively engaged with Electric Literature’s 225,000 Facebook; 270,000 Twitter; and 36,000 Instagram followers. Responsibilities will include scheduling posts; interacting; and establishing a consistent, informed, and appealing social media voice.

This is a part-time, remote position; applicants must live within a three-hour time difference from Eastern Time. Compensation is a monthly stipend based on a commitment of 20 to 25 hours a week at $20 an hour. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and sample social media posts through Submittable by 11:59 PM ET on February 7, 2022.





The English Department at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking applicants for the tenure-eligible position of Assistant Professor. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate workshops in fiction, thesis supervision within VCU’s nationally recognized M.F.A. program, as well as graduate and undergraduate creative writing and literature courses. A secondary interest in media other than print (to connect to VCU’s PhD in Media, Art, and Text and with the department’s online journal of letters and arts, Blackbird) is desirable but not essential.

To apply, please send a letter of application, a current CV, a recently published book, a dossier including three letters of recommendation, and a diversity statement. The review of applications will begin on February 1 and continue until the position is filled.




Milkweed Editions is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Publicist. This person will work closely with the Senior Publicist to develop and implement successful publicity campaigns for the 30 books published each year, as well as for the Milkweed Editions brand. Responsibilities include developing and implementing publicity campaigns; planning, strategizing, and managing author tours and events; managing galley production and coordinating review copy mailings; composing press releases and other promotional copy; and more.

This position is open to both Minneapolis-based and remote candidates, and the salary is $50,000, depending on experience. Interested applicants should submit a resume, two references, and a cover letter addressed to Claire Laine in one combined PDF via Submittable by February 11.




The Center for the Art of Translation is seeking applicants for two positions: Communications Assistant and Operations Assistant.

The Communications Assistant will promote the Center’s publishing, events, and educational programs by developing newsletters, blog posts, and visual communications; managing social media streams; advocating for literature in translation; managing the Center’s website; and more. This can be a fully remote position with occasional travel, and the salary for this position is $55,000 annually. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and two short (approximately 250-word) writing samples to [email protected] with “Communications Assistant Candidate” in the subject line.

The Operations Assistant will oversee building operations; serve as building management’s primary contact; determine staff needs and manage vendor services; maintain book inventory and shipping; fulfill web orders, galley requests, and other inventories; support the Business Manager’s accounting needs; and more. The Operations Assistant must be based in San Francisco, and salary for this position is $55,000 annually. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a resume to [email protected] with “Operations Assistant Candidate” in the subject line.




Clinch—A Martial Literary Arts Journal is seeking applicants for a volunteer Social Media Manager. Responsibilities include helping manage the journal’s social media pages, creating and participating in conversations with its online audience, and helping grow and promote the Clinch brand.

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



The Oxford American is seeking applicants to two positions—Development Coordinator and Junior Account Executive—as well as two internships.

The Development Coordinator will develop a sustainable strategy for contributed income that leverages the organization’ strengths; undertake grant research, writing, and management with an emphasis on successful multi-year funding; establish realistic budgets and strategies; and more. This position can be based in Central Arkansas or remotely. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line Development Coordinator.

The Junior Account Executive will play an integral role in the Advertising Sales process at the Oxford American, managing an account list by establishing relationships and making sales presentations to ad agencies and clients, generating advertising revenue through new account acquisition while growing existing business, and more. This is a contract position; the Oxford American will offer 25% commission on sale in addition to a monthly retainer. To apply, email a cover letter and résumé to [email protected] with the subject line Junior Account Executive.

The Oxford American also offers a comprehensive year-round Editorial Internship program as well as a Podcast Internship.




The National Book Foundation is seeking a full-time Awards & Honors Manager. The responsibilities for this position will include overseeing the entry process for the National Book Awards submission period; assisting the Executive Director in communicating with judges; working with the Administrative Assistant to manage the National Book Foundation’s database; overseeing all logistics for the in-person National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner; and more.

This full-time position is based in New York City with a flexible in-office/remote hybrid schedule. Salary is $58,000-$65,000 depending on experience. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter as PDFs to [email protected] with the subject line “Awards & Honors Manager.” Review of applications will begin in late November and continue until the position is filled.




Borderlands  in Austin, Texas, is seeking applicants to three volunteer positions on its administrative team: Development Director, Production Director, and Administrative Director.

The Development Director will act as primary lead on cultural arts applications, secure and coordinate match funding to meet cultural contracts mandates, identify and explore funding opportunities, and more.

The Production Director will help create and manage production calendars, manage and oversee publication production and printing, maintain the website, and more.

The Administrative Director will create and manage administrative calendars, manage finances for production and events, act as primary contact for insurance agents and banking services, and more.

Due to current funding requirements and plans for in-person events, residence within the greater Austin area is preferred for all three positions. Interested applicants should email resumes and cover letters to Allyson Whipple, Board President, at [email protected] with the position name in the subject line. Applications must be received by Monday, February 1, at 11:59 PM. 




Bellevue Literary Review is seeking applicants to two part-time, volunteer Assistant Editor positions—one in fiction, one in nonfiction. Assistant Editors will read and assess submissions, work with the fiction and nonfiction teams to choose the final selections, edit accepted manuscripts, and more. These positions are approximately four hours per week, though scheduling is flexible, and applicants can be based in New York City or remotely. Interested applicants should fill out this Google form with their CV and a short writing sample.




Ugly Duckling Presse is seeking a part-time Production Manager. This position will be responsible for guiding books to print, managing the production of about 25 book projects annually as well as periodic reprints, and liaising with printers and merchants. The Production Manager will maintain UDP’s editorial and design standards, organize volunteer work for hand-assembly, track production expenses and budgets, and manages UDP’s free online resources as well as the digital and physical archives of UDP editions.

The Brooklyn-based, in-person position is three days (24 hours) a week at $23.50 per hour, which is currently the pay-rate for all UDP staff. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of two references in one pdf  by 6pm EST on Friday, January 14, 2022 to [email protected].




Fatal Flaw is seeking applicants for the part-time, volunteer positions of Photography Editor and Visual Art Editor.

The Photography Editor will help create, curate, and manage the magazine’s photography section and select photography to be published in upcoming Fatal Flaw issues. This position requires 2-5 hours per week and can be based remotely.

The Visual Art Editor will help create, curate, and manage the magazine’s visual art section and select art to be published in upcoming Fatal Flaw issues. They would also work with selected artists to finalize work for the issue’s launch and to nominate potential pieces for consideration for the issue’s cover.

Interested applicants should apply via Submittable by January 16, 2021.




Restless Books in Brooklyn, New York, is seeking a Managing Editor to coordinate title management of 12 to 20 books per year as well as oversee finance and operations for the company. The Managing Editor’s responsibilities will include maintaining a detailed production schedule across all titles for manuscript editing, cover design, interior artwork, copy and metadata distribution, copyediting, layout and typesetting, proofreading, eBook production, printing, shipping, and warehousing; regularly communicating with designers, copyeditors, printers, shipping companies, and the distributor warehouse; working with accountants on monthly statements, end-of-year tasks, and annual tax filings; and more.

This position is full-time and based in Brooklyn; the Managing Editor will be expected to work from the office at least three days per week. The salary is $52,000. Interested applicants should send a detailed resume and a brief cover letter to Editorial and Marketing Director Nathan Rostron at [email protected].




Cave Canem is seeking a Program Director who will report to the Executive Director. The Program Director will be responsible for the organization’s artistic programs, including producing the annual retreat, public programs, regional workshops and other offerings, running the process to award the organization’s annual poetry prizes, and new programs as developed. The Program Director will assist in maintaining the relationships with alumni faculty and fellows, facilitate ongoing relationships with that body and support ongoing education, career advancement, and community-building opportunities.

This position is currently remote but will be based in Brooklyn, and the salary for this position is $100,000. Interested applicants should send a cover letter highlighting relevant experience, resume, the names and contact information of two references as a single PDF document by email to: [email protected] with the subject line: “Program Director (your name).” Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



Seven Stories Press is seeking a part-time Web and Marketing Assistant to assist the marketing and publicity department in promoting books to online audiences. Responsibilities will include maintaining website pages for frontlist and select backlist titles; assisting  the Web Manager with blog maintenance, collection creation, and SEO; helping maintain social media pages to increase engagement and follower counts; uploading assets to sales and marketing platforms; and more.

This part-time position pays $20/hour and is estimated at 3 days/week. Candidates can be based in New York City or remotely. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Allison Paller, Web Manager, at [email protected].




Run Amok Books is seeking applicants for two volunteer positions: Communications Director and Social Media Coordinator. Both are unpaid, remote positions that will require approximately 4-5 hours per week and a minimum term of six months.

The Communications Director‘s responsibilities will include setting up and maintaining the technical aspects of a blogsite as well as the Run Amok Books website. Experience with WordPress and Adobe Dreamweaver is strongly preferred but not required.

The Social Media Coordinator will help to expand the reach and audience of Run Amok Books through social media and should have knowledge of various social media platforms

Interested individuals should apply by uploading a resume and cover letter via Submittable.




The Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) is seeking a Senior Editor to conceive and execute work focused on translation for The Margins, its award-winning digital magazine. The Senior Editor will report to and work closely with the Managing Editor and in close collaboration with the entire editorial team. Overall, this person will be responsible for ensuring the successful and consistent publication of excellent works in translation, works by translators, and literature by writers outside of the United States, as well as representing the Workshop in the broader field of literary translation.

This position 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. The salary range for this position is between $23-$25/hour, commensurate with experience. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; onterested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, one writing sample, and two pieces of writing that they have edited to [email protected] with the subject line: FULL NAME – Senior Editor.




The Poetry Foundation is seeking applicants for the position of Poetry Editor. The Editor will work collaboratively with the Foundation President, Board of Trustees, and staff, as well as stakeholders, poets, and educators, to ensure Poetry magazine is meeting the needs of the audiences and artists it serves. Responsibilities will include holding Poetry to the highest literary standards, seeking to publish diverse new voices alongside already well established and distinguished authors; working with a fast-paced monthly publishing deadline to ensure timely delivery of online and print content; engaging team members as fellow decision makers; collaborating with foundation staff in other divisions; identifying alignment, cross-promotion, and programming opportunities by working with guest editors and other poets/writers on issues, portfolios, events, and other projects; and more.

This full-time position has a salary range of $175,000 to $200,000 and is based in Chicago, Illinois. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected].



Yellow Arrow Publishing Co. is seeking applicants to three volunteer positions: Director of PublicationsDirector of Development, and Board Treasurer.

The Director of Publications will provide leadership and guidance over the organization’s publications, including its literary journal, chapbooks and other zines and publications. They will provide mentorship and oversight to editorial staff and serve as a back-up when extra support is needed.

The Director of Development will lead the organization’s efforts to develop and grow through fundraising and grants. They will work directly with the rest of the Board and the Executive Director to plan and execute all fundraising initiatives and fundraising events, identify prospective grant opportunities, and grow the base of supporters of and donors to the organization to meet fundraising goals.

The Board Treasurer will oversee the financial operations of the organization and provide leadership and guidance on the annual budgeting and forecasting operations. They will work closely with our Bookkeeper to ensure compliance and accuracy of accounting operations and provide regular updates to the Board.

Interested candidates should complete the application and submit resume and cover letter 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.