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].
POSTED JANUARY 2023
A Public Space is seeking applicants to the paid, part-time position of 2023 Editorial Fellow.
The Editorial Fellow is responsible for assisting with management of submissions; reading and reporting on incoming manuscripts; researching; proofreading; assisting with marketing and publicity; and performing general office work, including filing, responding to emails, newsletters, social media, website updates, and database maintenance; and more. They will also receive training in all aspects of editing.
This is a nine-month position that runs from March 15, 2023, through December 15, 2023. It requires 15 hours of work per week and pays a total of $10,000. The position is remote, but the fellow will be expected to attend occasional in-person meetings and must be based in New York City. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and other requested application materials via Submittable by January 31.
POSTED JANUARY 2023
The Oxford American is seeking applicants to the paid, full-time position of Development Coordinator.
The Development Coordinator is responsible for developing a sustainable strategy for contributed income that leverages the organization’s strengths; conducting grant research, writing, budgeting, and management with an emphasis on successful new multi-year funding; establishing realistic budgets and strategies for general donations and major gift giving; liaising with Accounting Manager to track spending and classifications for grant compliance; working with the Executive Director and Editor to conceive of and execute up to three fundraising events each year; successfully completing $900k FY23 goal (60% already raised) through a combination of cash donations, grant funding, corporate gifts, and foundation giving; and more.
This is a full-time position with a salary of $50,000 per year. Preference will be given to candidates who can occasionally report to the Conway, Arkansas, office and/or those based in major Southern hubs, especially Houston. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and ~10-page portfolio of relevant previous work to [email protected] with the subject line “Development Coordinator.”
POSTED JANUARY 2023
8th & Atlas Publishing is seeking applicants to the paid, part-time position of Freelance Publicist.
The Publicist is responsible for contributing to the production and delivery of outreach strategies and campaigns, attracting media attention for the press’s books and/or activities, developing partners in the publishing industry and expanding the press’s network, helping strengthen social media channels and develop visual and written content, monitoring and reporting trends in the publishing industry, proposing new approaches to marketing strategies, and more.
This is a part-time position that starts at five hours a week and pays $15 per hour. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume or CV, two references, and a portfolio/links to content you’ve helped get published to [email protected] by February 3. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
POSTED JANUARY 2023
The Spartanburg, South Carolina–based Hub City Writers Project is seeking applicants to the paid, full-time position of Executive Director.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for actively engaging and energizing board members, volunteers, partners, funders, and the local community; managing general operations, including negotiating contracts and implementing the strategic plan; leading fundraising for special campaigns, annual gifts, sponsorships, donor recruitment, and grants; overseeing the budget, coordinating quarterly and annual budget reviews, and providing monthly financial performance reports; hiring, developing, supporting, and retaining a diverse and high-performing staff in a positive work environment; and more.
This is a full-time position with an anticipated start date of April 1, 2023. Salary begins at $65,000 and is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references to [email protected] by January 29.
POSTED DECEMBER 2022
The Yale Review is seeking applicants to the paid, full-time position of Deputy Editor.
Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief, the Deputy Editor is responsible for helping create long-term and short-term plans for both The Yale Review‘s content and its goals of expanding its operations and re-inventing itself as a top-tier national literary publication; helping edit and develop the magazine’s new digital identity on the website, as a podcast, and via social media; overseeing online publications as well as the podcast; working with the Managing Editor and Senior Editors on assigning and editing pieces for the print quarterly; helping oversee the student programs as well as events within and outside the university; and more.
This is a full-time position based in New Haven, Connecticut. Interested applicants should apply via Yale University’s employment website.
POSTED DECEMBER 2022
The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is seeking applicants to the paid, full-time positions of Director of Programs & Partnerships and Managing Editor for The Margins.
The Director of Programs & Partnerships is responsible for managing and overseeing the Margins and Open City Fellowship programs; curating and producing a dynamic calendar of public programming; generating new ideas for how to increase audience engagement and build community across all areas of programming; developing new, and maintaining existing external partnerships; supporting Programs Coordinator in overseeing CreateNow community workshops; and more. The position is currently remote, but candidates must be currently based in or willing to relocate to the greater New York City area upon the resuming of in-person operations. The salary is $57,000 to $62,000 per year. Learn more.
The Managing Editor is responsible for managing the day-to-day editorial workflow and production calendar for The Margins; managing the work of all contributing editors; collaborating with the digital communications team; with the EIC, reviewing and evaluating submissions; conducting developmental and line edits on some combination of essays, interviews, fiction, and other selected pieces of interest; and more. The position is currently remote, but candidates must be currently based in or willing to relocate to the greater New York City area upon the resuming of in-person operations. The salary is $57,000 to $62,000 per year. Learn more.
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and any other requested materials with appropriate email subject line to [email protected].
POSTED DECEMBER 2022
Words Without Borders is seeking applicants to the paid, contract position of Full Stack Web Developer.
The Full Stack Web Developer is responsible for performing regular maintenance and upgrades to address day-to-day issues; building out projects that meet the needs of WWB’s editorial and education departments; developing visually appealing front-end website architecture; developing back-end website applications; and more. This is a remote position with a budget of $1,000 per month for basic maintenance and up to eight hours of work. Additional work would be on a project basis.
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter with appropriate email subject line to [email protected].
POSTED NOVEMBER 2022
The Poetry Society of America is seeking applicants to the paid position of Public Programs and Community Manager.
The Public Programs and Community Manager will play a leading role in developing programs for the Poetry Society’s new storefront space. Responsibilities will include working with the Executive Director and Deputy Director to design and curate a regular series of public programs and community events; overseeing off-site events, including the annual Frost Medal Ceremony, events associated with public art projects, and private cultivation events; overseeing promotion of the programs, including the meeting of financial goals; researching program models at other literary organizations; collaborating with other staff on additional programmatic and administrative work as necessary; and more.
This is primarily a New York City–based, in-person position with some flexibility for remote work. The candidate must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule, as most events will take place in the evenings or on weekends. The salary is $50,000 to $55,000. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].
POSTED NOVEMBER 2022
Production Editors are responsible for layout and formatting of all content prior to posting at MAYDAY. Strong applicants will have an interest in literary publishing as well as experience with digital journalism, publishing, and/or proofing or editing copy. Familiarity with WordPress and the Chicago Manual of Style is preferred, but not required.
Poetry Editors are responsible for reading submissions and selecting work for publication; soliciting work for the magazine; and helping develop various feature series and ongoing projects in collaboration with other editors on staff. Strong applicants may or may not have an educational background in writing or literary studies, but should have experience publishing their own work and/or editing the work of others.
These are remote, volunteer positions that require no more than five hours of work per week. Interested applicants should submit a resume/CV and cover letter via Google form. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
POSTED OCTOBER 2022
Split This Rock is seeking applicants to the paid, full-time positions of Managing Director and the paid, part-time position of Grant Writer.
The Managing Director is responsible for driving Split This Rock’s overall fundraising efforts; securing sponsorship for Split This Rock programs; managing and maintaining financial systems in coordination with the bookkeeper; maintaining sound financial policies and practices and producing monthly financial reports; developing the organization’s infrastructure, systems, and processes to facilitate continuous improvement, quality assurance, and values-alignment of the organization’s practices and mission; recruiting, training, and managing volunteers, contractors, interns, and Fellows specific to area of work; and more. This is a hybrid, full-time position based in Washington, D.C., that pays $60,000 a year. Learn more.
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Grant Writer is responsible for drafting and assembling grant applications and reports for recurring funders; organizing, researching, documenting, and assessing new annual and multi-year grant prospects; working in deep collaboration with the Managing Director; and more. This position will likely pay $30 per hour for 20 hours of work per week and lasts through June 2023, with the possibility of renewing for the following fiscal year. Learn more.
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and other requested materials 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.