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].


Green Linden Press is seeking a Development Agent with experience fundraising for the arts to advance its missions to foster excellence in poetry publishing and to support reforestation. The Development Agent will coordinate donations, create and maintain relationships with donors, create fundraising campaigns, and execute the grants program. This position is remote, and the Development Agent will be paid on commission. Interested candidates may email a cover letter and resume to Christopher Nelson, publisher, at [email protected].




The Academy of American Poets is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Membership and Development Associate. The Membership and Development Associate will assist in work to grow the base of supporters of the organization to meet fundraising goals; assist with foundations, major donors, and special events as needed; and help maintain the donor database and membership program.

This position can be based in New York City or can be remote. Interested applicants may email a cover letter and resume to Molly Walsh at [email protected].




Zoetic Press is seeking applicants to the volunteer positions of Associate EditorWed AssistantSocial Media Assistant, and Podcast & Production Assistant. Volunteers will work with an international staff at a press with a culture of inclusivity and good literary citizenship.

All positions are unpaid, remote, and require roughly five hours a week. Interested applicants can learn more and apply via Submittable.




BreakBread Literacy Project is seeking applicants for the volunteer positions of Social Media Manager and Development Manager.

The Social Media Manager will generate and update engaging content on BreakBread social media platforms four to five times a week and connect with young writers and youth-serving literary organizations online. This volunteer position will require six to eight hours a week, and interested candidates must commit to a six-month term.

The Development Manager will serve on BreakBread’s Leadership Team; supervise a group of Development Assistants; plan and implement an Individual Giving campaign; identify prospective grant opportunities; and more. This volunteer position will require four to eight hours a week.

Interested applicants for both positions can apply via Submittable by October 31, 2021.




Copper Canyon Press is seeking a full-time Publicist to support the Marketing Department by creating comprehensive media campaigns to raise visibility of all forthcoming titles with key audiences. The publicist’s responsibilities include developing and maintaining relationships with key reviewers and media representatives; creating effective pitches for placements in media; distributing press materials to select media, key accounts, and reviewers; and contributing valuable insight and assistance to the Development Department, especially regarding fundraising efforts and events.

This position can be based in Port Townsend, Washington, or can be remote. The salary range is $48,000-$60,000. Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter via Submittable or to [email protected] by October 1, 2021.




Oxford American is seeking a full-time Digital Editor to oversee the digital production calendar; manage; solicit, curate, and edit web and multimedia stories; select and secure art/photo pairings for digital stories; manage the print-to-digital production process; and more.

This position can be based in Central Arkansas or can be remote. Interested applicants should email a letter of interest and résumé to [email protected] with the subject line “Digital Editor.”




Lucky Jefferson is seeking applicants from art undergraduate or graduate programs to the part-time, remote position of Community Arts & Programs Assistant. Responsibilities will include working with the Editor-in-Chief and interns to teach and lead virtual programs, developing curriculum, and more. This virtual role provides a comprehensive introduction to community programming while collaborating with a diverse community of writers and artists.

This role is remote, and applicants can expect a time commitment of up to 5-9 hours or less a month, depending on programming needs. Candidates located in Chicago, Illinois, are encouraged to apply. The position pays $25/hour. Interested applicants should send a resume, 2-3 art samples, and any examples of workshops/programs they have run in the past to [email protected].




Leonardo Journal is seeking a Managing Editor to manage regular operations for its publication suite, including the flagship Leonardo Journal and occasional other projects published in partnership with MIT Press. Responsibilities will include handling submissions and peer-review processes as well as maintaining internal scheduling and production responsibility for six journal issues per year.

The salary range is $60,000-$75,000 per year. This position is currently remote; it may remain remote or be based potentially in Leonardo offices located in Oakland, or potentially at or near Arizona State University offices in Tempe, Los Angeles, or Washington, D.C. Interested applicants should email a CV/resume, writing sample, and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject “Last Name, Managing Editor Application.”




The Georgia Review, based at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, is seeking an Associate Prose Editor. The Associate Prose Editor will be responsible for performing high-quality editorial work dealing primarily with screening of submissions from the online submissions manager program, selecting and preparing works for potential publication, and attending acquisitions meetings in which such manuscripts are evaluated. Some manuscripts approved by the acquisitions team will be assigned to an Associate Editor by the Editor for final editing. Although this Associate Prose Editor specializes in prose fiction and nonfiction, each Associate Editor is fluent in all genres.

This position has a minimum annual salary of $50,000. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, CV, references, and a statement of editorial philosophy by September 30, 2021.




Poets & Writers is seeking applicants to the part-time position of Advertising Assistant. The Advertising Assistant’s responsibilities will include selling, processing, and formatting all classified advertising and job listings for Poets & Writers Magazine and; providing customer service and processing orders for all classified advertising; coordinating proofreading of the classifieds section with freelance proofreaders; and more. This is a part-time position (20 hours week) with a salary of $20,000; the position is currently remote but will be located in the New York City office. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Tim O’Sullivan, Associate Publisher.




Academic Studies Press in Brookline, Massachusetts, is seeking applicants to the position of Marketing Associate. The Marketing Associate will work in collaboration with authors, series editors, acquisitions editors, and sales and marketing team to develop and execute marketing plans for individual titles, book series, and journals; manage social media platforms; develop and update company website and book-specific websites; and more.

This position is based in the press’s Brookline office. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected].




Kweli is currently seeking applicants to the part-time position of Development Manager. The Development Manager will play a key role in generating contributed income, overseeing individual giving and an active foundation, corporate, and government grants program. They will work directly with the Executive Director and select board members to plan and execute all fundraising initiatives and fundraising events. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of relevant and progressive development experience, is passionate about literature and fundraising, flexible, detail-oriented, organized, self-directed, able to manage multiple deadlines and projects; and a great writer and communicator.

The Development Manager will initially work 16 hours per week, with the possibility of additional hours as Kweli grows, and will be paid $30 per hour. Kweli is located in New York City, but this position can be remote. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include the following subject line: FULL NAME – Development Manager.




Black Mountain Institute, home to The Believer, is seeking applicants for the 2022-23 Shearing Fellowship. Visiting fellows join a community of writers and scholars in a thriving literary scene in Las Vegas and on the campus of UNLV, supported by individuals and groups that share our commitment to bringing writers and the literary imagination into the heart of public life. For emerging and distinguished writers who have published at least one book with a trade or literary press, this fellowship includes a stipend of $20,000, a semester-long letter of appointment, free housing in downtown Las Vegas, and more. Applications are due on November 1.




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].




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.




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.