We list job openings with the independent literary magazines and publishers that are members of CLMP and other literary colleagues.
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POSTED MAY 2023
Vita Poetica, a community of artists whose work is informed by a spiritual lens, is seeking applicants to the volunteer, part-time positions of Reader, Visual Arts Editor, Interviews Editor, Reviews Editor, and Contemplative Practices Editor.
Readers are responsible for evaluating creative writing submissions for quality and appropriate fit, making recommendations, and collaborating with editors to select work for publication. Vita Poetica is particularly looking for readers with experience in poetry.
The Visual Arts Editor is responsible for seeking and reviewing art submissions, corresponding with artists, and preparing visual arts features for publication. Strong writing skills are preferred for this position.
The Interviews Editor is responsible for working with the current Interviews Editor to manage the journal’s Interviews section, conducting one to two interviews per issue with artists of all disciplines whose work spans the intersection of art and faith, editing interview transcripts, and inviting qualified individuals to serve as guest interviewers as appropriate.
The Reviews Editor is responsible for maintaining an up-to-date list of potential review titles in various genres and disciplines (books, movies, events, etc.) that would be of interest to Vita Poetica’s audience, editing one to two reviews per issue, corresponding with publishers to arrange for books to be mailed to reviewers or for press coverage, and may also choose to review works if desired. Some familiarity with media pertaining to the arts and faith scene is preferred.
The Contemplative Practices Editor is responsible for managing the journal’s section of guided meditations, seeking qualified contributors in a variety of creative disciplines and contemplative/spiritual backgrounds, working with contributors to develop ideas, and editing pieces for tone and style. Strong communication skills are preferred.
These are volunteer positions that require six to eight hours of work per month. Editors receive a stipend of $50 each quarter. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter introducing themselves and sharing why the position appeals to them via Submittable. Applications are preferred by June 15, but will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled.
POSTED MAY 2023
Wendy’s Subway is seeking applicants to the paid, part-time positions of Communications and Publicity Coordinator and 2023-24 Library Fellow.
The Communications and Publicity Coordinator is responsible for drafting, editing, and copy-editing materials for digital and print communications; producing promotional materials; developing marketing and publicity initiatives for new publications and backlist; assisting with the promotion of publication-related events at Wendy’s Subway or with partnering venues; maintaining an active calendar of author news and events; working closely with Membership and Community Engagement Coordinator to implement outreach strategies; conducting research and outreach to expand audiences, participants, and attendance numbers; working closely with Librarian to conduct collections-related communications; and more. This is an in-person position based in Brooklyn. It requires eight to twelve hours of work per week and pays $20 per hour. Interested applicants should email a CV, three to five work samples, and a cover letter, along with email addresses for two references, to [email protected] with the subject line “Communications and Publicity Coordinator.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
The Library Fellow is responsible for helping build resources and interpretation tools around the library collection and digital archives; cataloging publications for the online database; researching and curating collections of books from the library for the digital “featured shelves” and physical collections displays; offering ongoing research and support to members of the Wendy’s Subway community, visitors, and researchers; researching and developing outreach strategies and partnerships to expand visitor/researcher base to the library; conducting project-specific archival and bibliographic research in response to ongoing programming; researching and proposing acquisitions for the library collection; and more. This is an in-person position based in Brooklyn that requires two days per week of work in the Bushwick storefront. A stipend of $9,000 will be paid over the course of the apprenticeship, which will run from September 2023 to May 2024. Interested applicants should email a CV, cover letter, and brief responses to two application questions, along with email addresses for two references, to [email protected] with the subject line “Library Fellow” by June 10.
POSTED MAY 2023
New American Press is seeking applicants to the volunteer, part-time position of Fiction Editor.
Fiction Editors are responsible for carefully reviewing dozens of story collection and novel manuscripts each year; meeting via Zoom on a regular schedule with fellow Fiction Editors to discuss the strongest work; maintaining concise reading notes in Submittable; providing final ranking evaluations for the New American Fiction Prize; aiding in the promotion of published titles prior to and following launch; and more.
This is a remote volunteer position which will require five hours or less of work per week. Interested applicants should submit a resume/CV and cover letter via Google form. Interviews will be scheduled starting on June 26.
POSTED MAY 2023
MAYDAY is seeking applicants to the volunteer, part-time position of Production Editor.
Production Editors are responsible for layout and posting content to the MAYDAY website on a weekly basis. MAYDAY is particularly drawn to applicants with backgrounds/interests in digital journalism, digital publishing, and literary publishing, as well as those who can demonstrate experience proofing or editing copy. Familiarity with WordPress and the Chicago Manual of Style is helpful.
This is a remote volunteer position which will require five hours or less of work per week. Interested applicants should submit a resume/CV and cover letter via Google form. Interviews will be scheduled starting on June 16.
POSTED MAY 2023
One Story is seeking applicants to the paid, part-time position of Apprentice.
The Apprentice is responsible for reading and evaluating submissions; assisting the editorial department with copyediting and proofreading; attending weekly meetings with the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Assistant; attending bi-monthly readers’ meetings; assisting the Executive Director with grant writing; assisting with email and social media marketing; assisting with development and technical support of online education courses; lending support at the annual Literary Debutante Ball; organizing readings and events; performing general administrative tasks; and more.
The Apprentice will spend three months working alongside a core member of One Story’s staff before rotating to the next. This way, they will have an opportunity to gain insight into how each facet of the organization operates. The Apprentice will also be responsible for independent projects. This is an entry-level position for those looking for a career in publishing with a focus not just on editorial work, but also on future leadership roles in nonprofit management and online education. One Story is specifically seeking applicants from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the publishing industry who are recent college graduates or in their final year of college (class of 2023 or 2024) and not enrolled in a graduate program.
This is a hybrid position which will require at least one full day in the Gowanus, Brooklyn, office per week and fifteen total hours of work per week. A stipend of $10,000 will be paid over the course of the apprenticeship, which will run from September 2023 to May 2024. Interested applicants should submit a resume and answer the required application questions via Submittable by June 14.
POSTED MAY 2023
Solstice Literary Magazine is seeking applicants to the paid, contract position of Grant Writer.
The Grant Writer is responsible for researching and writing grant proposals for a variety of funding sources, such as foundations, government agencies, corporations, businesses, and others; working with the Editor-in-Chief and Founder to develop and implement grant-writing strategies; tracking and managing grant budgets and timelines; and more.
This is a remote, contract position with flexible work hours. Solstice is open to negotiating an hourly or flat rate for each grant proposal submitted. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and a list of the grants they have successfully secured for literary magazines to [email protected] and [email protected].
POSTED MAY 2023
The Oxford American is seeking applicants to the paid position of Deputy Director.
The Deputy Director is responsible for helping plan budgets and revenue goals for each department; helping review balance sheets and monthly financials; helping set annual budgets for board approval; assisting the ad team in securing major corporate support; developing relationships with foundations and major donors; managing grant budgets and reports; offering feedback and strategic insight on fundraising campaigns; setting goals and metrics for audience growth and retention; project managing CRM transition; supporting outreach efforts to meet underserved audiences; and more.
This position is based in Conway, Arkansas, with a projected start date of mid-June. While telecommuting is not an option, hybrid work arrangements can be made for a candidate with previous success working remotely. The salary is $60,000. Interested applicants should email a resume and one-page letter of interest to [email protected] with the subject line “Deputy Director.”
POSTED MAY 2023
The Cincinnati Review is seeking applicants to the paid, part-time position of Assistant Managing Editor.
The Assistant Managing Editor is responsible for researching and writing feature articles, news articles, or copy for a variety of publications; editing, proofreading, evaluating and recommending materials for various publications; serving as liaison between publications department and clients; creating and maintaining a coordinated social media presence, and mentoring graduate students in this practice; overseeing web writing and scheduling; assisting the managing editor with a redesign of the magazine’s website, keeping accessibility issues in mind; assisting with local in-person and virtual events; assisting with paperwork related to the production of the magazine and the payment of contributors; and more.
This is a 0.75 FTE position with a salary of $32,000 to $34,500, depending on experience, and a start date of August 1. The position is open to hybrid remote candidates, though they will need to have a residence within the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Tri-State Area. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV/resume, as well as names and contact information for three professional references, via the Assistant Editor Publications posting on the University of Cincinnati’s employment website. Applications will be reviewed starting on May 25.
POSTED MAY 2023
Narrative is seeking applicants to the paid position of Director of Advancement and Partnerships.
The Director of Advancement and Partnerships is responsible for prospecting, cultivating, and stewarding a large portfolio of individual donors and institutional partners; developing strategic fundraising initiatives, including events and campaigns; expanding, via partnerships and foundation support, the Narrative For Schools programming; ensuring ongoing programmatic excellence as well as integrity of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; developing and implementing strategies to increase the subscriber base, engage partnerships, and identify new opportunities for growth; driving revenue via increasing paid advertising, sponsorships, and merchandising efforts; writing grant proposals; and more.
This is a paid position with a salary of $100,000 to $120,000 depending on experience. Narrative is open to a possible part-time role for the right candidate. The staff and consultants work from home but meet periodically in San Francisco. Interested applicants should email a detailed cover letter and resume, as well as how you heard about the position, to [email protected] with the subject line “Director of Advancement and Partnerships position.”
POSTED MAY 2023
Feminist Press is seeking applicants to the paid, full-time position of Sales & Marketing Coordinator.
The Sales & Marketing Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all book sales-related activities for around 15 frontlist titles per year and a backlist of ~400 titles; managing the relationship with Consortium/Ingram, FP’s distributor; acting as the main point person for all sales-related inquiries; developing new sales channels for FP titles, and maintaining relationships with current sales channels; creating and implementing custom marketing plans for each FP frontlist title and relevant backlist titles in collaboration with FP colleagues; creating tip sheets and other materials for all FP frontlist titles in collaboration with editorial colleagues; staying current on book marketing trends and best practices, and experimenting with new tactics as relevant to FP’s goals; and more.
This is a full-time, hybrid position that requires at least one day per week of in-person work at the Feminist Press office in Manhattan. The salary is $53,000 to $60,000 depending on experience. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and one nonfiction writing sample as PDFs to [email protected] with the subject line “Sales & Marketing Coordinator – Your Full Name” by May 31.
POSTED MAY 2023
The Rose O’Neill Literary House, publisher of Cherry Tree: A National Literary Magazine @ Washington College, is seeking applicants to the paid, full-time position of Center Coordinator.
The Center Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative support for Cherry Tree; managing the Lit House’s physical space and calendars; overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of the College’s Board of Publications; coordinating and supervising student learning experiences, including the Federal Work Study program and the Experiential Learning and Internship program; conducting media outreach through press releases and social media posts; recording and archiving events; producing brochures and other print/web materials; coordinating data collection used for grants and fundraising purposes; assisting with the Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference; and more.
This is a full-time, twelve-month position with occasional weekend and evening commitments based at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. Interested applicants should submit an application via Washington College’s employment website.
POSTED APRIL 2023
Small Harbor Publishing is seeking applicants to the volunteer, part-time positions of Book Editor for Poetry, Book Editor for Prose, and two Assistant Book Editors.
The Book Editors are responsible for working with authors from acceptance to publication; working with artists and designers on covers; editing manuscripts; reading and responding to submissions; collaborating with other staff; and more.
This is a volunteer position for which the time commitment is determined by each editor. Interested applicants should send a resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].
POSTED APRIL 2023
The Adroit Journal is seeking applicants to the volunteer, part-time position of Digital Communications Manager.
The Digital Communications Manager is responsible for managing Adroit‘s email marketing strategy, including updating contact lists, designing/updating email templates, and building out and organizing email campaigns; coordinating and organizing Adroit‘s calendar of events, including issue releases, virtual readings, programs, awards, and fundraising; assisting with virtual event planning and administrative functions; maintaining communication with Adroit‘s team to ensure consistency and quality in all digital communications; and more.
This is a volunteer position with an average expected time commitment of over five hours per week. Interested applicants should submit a resume and personal statement via Submittable. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
POSTED APRIL 2023
Milkweed Editions is seeking applicants to the paid, full-time position of Senior Publicist.
The Senior Publicist is responsible for developing and implementing publicity campaigns for all new titles; developing and implementing strategies to elevate Milkweed’s brand and reputation; building relationships with influencers at media outlets and cultural institutions; expanding relationships with influencers and podcasts; leading social media strategy across channels; leading and managing implementation of human and financial resources; and more.
This is a full-time position based in Minneapolis with a salary of $70,000 to $80,000 depending on experience. Interested applicants should submit a resume, three references, and a cover letter addressed to Yanna Demkiewicz in one combined PDF via Submittable by June 7.
POSTED MARCH 2023
midnight & indigo is seeking applicants to the paid, contract position of Writing Instructor for its online writing program, which serves Black women writers of all experience levels.
The program is interested in course proposals from Writing Instructors based on short story writing; novel writing; essay writing; craft; specific genres, especially speculative; editing; workshopping; analysis and discussion of books by Black and POC writers; and more. Classes must focus on craft, with the intention to help writers become more confident, skilled, and effective in their prose. They should include a combination of lecture/instruction, writing exercises, and in-class discussions. Courses should be formatted into one-day, two-day, two-week, three-week, or four-week seminars. Individual class sessions should run from ninety minutes to 3 hours each.
The program is open to instructors with a wide range of teaching, writing, and experience levels. This is a remote, paid position with a per-hour pay scale that will be determined based on instructor experience, course curriculum, and time commitment. Interested applicants should submit their course proposal and relevant experience via Submittable. If selected, applicants will be asked to submit a formal course proposal and participate in a truncated mock class as a component of the interview process.
POSTED FEBRUARY 2023
The Upper New Review is seeking applicants to the part-time, volunteer positions of Reviewer and Stream Team Representative.
Reviewers are responsible for reading submissions in one or more of the following categories: fiction, nonfiction, visual media, motion-based media, audio, interactive media, research narratives, and data visualizations. If applicants are interested in reading poetry submissions, please query the editor. This is a long-term position, with weekly workload based on applicant’s preference and availability. Reviewers receive a sliding-scale honorarium based on revenue generated from submission fees and subscriptions. Learn more about the magazine and apply here.
Stream Team Representatives are responsible for representing the Upper New Review through real world word-of-mouth outreach practices; advocating for the magazine and website (and the environmental humanities in general); organic sharing and management of social media campaigns; encouraging others in their communities to sign up, subscribe, contribute, and otherwise get involved with the Upper New Review; and more. This is a long-term position that can be based remotely or in the Upper New River Basin, with weekly workload based on applicant’s preference and availability. Stream Team members receive a free digital subscription to the magazine as well as Upper New Review merchandise. Learn more about the magazine and apply here.
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.