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].


CLMP is looking for an intern to assist with the fifth annual Firecracker Awards for Independently Published Literature, a series of awards that celebrate the publishing accomplishments of independent publishers throughout a calendar year. The awards are given in five categories: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, magazines/best debut, and magazines/general excellence. The intern will work closely with the Director of Programs and other staff members to assist in the administration of the submission and first-reader periods of the awards cycle. The duration of the internship is September 2020-January 2021 and will include a $600 stipend. Contact David Gibbs, Director of Programs, at [email protected] for more information or to apply with a cover letter and resume.

Guernica is seeking applications for the role of Managing Editor, which is a part-time, volunteer position that will require approximately ten hours per week. Responsibilities include regularly coordinating with poetry, fiction, and nonfiction editors; overseeing Guernica‘s fellowship program; ushering pieces through the production cycle; maintaining the editorial calendar; and overseeing the submissions process. Applications will remain open until the position is filled. Learn more.

Nightboat Books has an open call for their new fellowship program. One individual will be selected to join the Nightboat staff for 10 months, from mid-September to mid-July 2021, with a focus on publicity and editorial projects. The fellow will work remotely and be paid $15 an hour, receive free books, mentorship, professional recommendations & a jumping off point for a career in independent, literary publishing. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply.



The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is seeking applications for The Margins Fellowship, which shapes an environment in which writers can generate new, original work, build connections, and engage in dialogue with a community of writer peers.

Through the Margins Fellowship, the AAWW offers emerging writers resources including workshops and trainings, publication opportunities, programming opportunities, and chances to develop as curators. Fellowship candidates must be NYC residents as of January 1, 2021. Fellows receive a $5,000 honoraria and residency time at the Millay Colony. Learn more.



Graywolf Press is seeking applications for a paid, remote editorial internship this fall (mid-September through mid-December), with two positions available.

Interns will receive a $750 stipend, to be disbursed monthly, and a free copy of each Graywolf book published during the session. The internship schedule is a flexible ten hours per week for a period of twelve weeks. This internship is intended to provide intensive educational experience in the workings of a literary nonprofit publishing house, but will be conducted mainly within the Editorial department. Some time will be spent on projects from the Marketing and Publicity or Development departments of Graywolf as well.

Interviews will be conducted via video conference on a rolling basis until both positions are filled. Learn more.


POSTED JULY 27, 2020

Applications for Black Mountain Institute’s Shearing Fellowships for the 2021-22 academic year open Friday, July 31.

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 paid over a four-month period; a semester-long letter of appointment; eligibility for health coverage; office space in the BMI offices on the campus of UNLV; free housing (fellows cover some utilities) in a unique and vibrant arts complex in the bustling district of downtown Las Vegas—home to The Writer’s Block, our city’s beloved independent bookstore; and recognition in BMI’s literature, and on The Believer’s masthead, as a “Shearing Fellow.”

Fellows will join a thriving community of creative writers and artists in Las Vegas. Previous fellows include Hanif AbudrraqibKristen ArnettTayari JonesLisa KoClaire Vaye Watkins, and many others.

The application period closes at midnight PST on November 1st. Learn more.


POSTED JULY 21, 2020

Fatal Flaw is seeking a poetry editor to help create, curate, and manage the magazine’s brand new poetry section. We are a quarterly, online literary magazine in our first year of publication, so this position offers an opportunity to play an integral part in building out the magazine. The poetry editor would work closely with the co-founders/editors-in-chief to read and select poetry to be published in upcoming Fatal Flaw issues. They would also work with selected poets on all final edits for the issue’s launch. An ideal candidate would have badass editorial and communication skills, and a personal style/taste that aligns with Fatal Flaw’s vision: to publish unexpected, topical writing and photography that considers the world through a cracked lens. We gravitate toward writing that is gutsy, unguarded, and subversive, with a bloody, beating heart at its core. As such, we’d love to join forces with a fellow lover of odd, absurd, and bravely blunt writing that challenges the status quo. To get a good idea of the type of work we publish, check out our most recent issue here.

 For more job description details and information on how to apply, please click here.