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May 14

Jobs and Internships — Guernica, Ugly Duckling Presse, and more

Some excellent opportunities to consider:

Guernica magazine is looking for a fiction reader. Plus, they have a summer Editorial Internship Position.

Ugly Duckling Presse is seeking an experienced coder (PHP / CSS, familiar with WordPress) for occasional, ongoing website support and a forthcoming revamp. They are also looking for a sound technician to manage the recording and editing of their podcast. Both of these contract positions are paid. If this sounds like you or someone you know, please get in touch with Ugly Duckling Presse at: anna@uglyducklingpresse.org.

Finally, former Picador Professor Shannon Cain seeks a marketing and public relations intern for the anthology Roadside Curiosities: Stories About American Pop Culture. .
More information can be found here.

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Jan 14

Lorin Stein on Publishing Jobs

This advice comes from already-mentioned MFA vs NYC book, more specifically from the interview with the Paris Review editor Lorin Stein (adapted from the longer piece, previously published in The Days of Yore):

“And I would say, for people who want to go into book publishing or any kind of publishing, it is good to have experience writing really short stuff for really conventional magazines. Because once you learn how to spit out boilerplate, whether it’s for Elle Magazine, or Publishers Weekly, or Bon Appetit, whatever, that skill translates into all kinds of memo writing and copy writing and back of the book stuff and letters that you need to write. I think training in the world of schlock journalism can really give you skills that are useful in other areas of life.”

In fact, anyone interested in a publishing career should read the whole interview.


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Dec 13

Opening at Grolier Bookshop for Manager‏

HISTORIC GROLIER BOOKSHOP in Harvard Square, the oldest all-poetry bookstore in the country, is looking for a Manager.

Since it was established in 1927 Grolier Poetry Bookshop has been a gathering place for poets, including T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, E. E. Cummings, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Olson, Adrienne Rich, Frank O’Hara, James Tate, Robert Pinsky, and many others.  The store hosts many events, including readings, book-signings, and discussions.  It also sponsors a poetry contest and publishes the winning manuscripts.

Responsibilities Continue reading →


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Nov 13

The Review Review Is Looking for an Intern

I’ve mentioned The Review Review before. Lately they’ve become a favorite of mine, a wonderful source of lit magazine news, reviews, interviews, and interesting articles. And now they are looking for an intern: “If you are a student or know someone who would like to learn more about the inner workings of lit mag machinations, please be in touch.” You can e-mail the editors at 99review<at>gmail.com


16
Nov 13

Flavorwire Looking for Editorial Apprentices

A good — paid — opportunity for graduating students/recent grads, especially those in NYC or those in Connecticut who don’t mind commuting to NYC a couple of times a week. Find out more here.


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Oct 13

Life After MFA

Earlier this year, me and several other Syracuse MFA alums, returned to our alma mater to discuss this very subject at a panel organized by our beloved professor, Arthur Flowers. Is there life after the MFA? What is the nature of “literary success”? Not surprisingly, we weren’t the only ones puzzling over these questions. In fact, faculty and students in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Purdue have put together a website, The Writer’s Job, to address them. The site, though still new, has among other things, a section on submitting work to literary journals, a post about the benefits of subscribing to Duotrope, a series of power point slides on finding a literary agent, and a section on making a living (its categories include teaching, publishing, journalism, business writing, nonprofit, freelance, and other jobs). Regardless of where you are in your writing career, this site is definitely worth exploring.


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Oct 13

Writing Jobs

Today, while reading the Review Review newsletter, I discovered that there’s a site listing all sorts of jobs for writers. It’s called, not surprisingly, Write Jobs. I very quick check revealed a score of freelance opportunities for blog writers, as well as ghostwriters, crime writers, greeting card writers, copy editors, tech writers, fashion writers, content writers, and more. It’s fascinating and perhaps worth digging through.


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Sep 13

A Job in Rochester, NY

Writers & Books is looking to fill the position of Director of Adult Programs. The position involves planning and overseeing Writers & Books’ adult classes/workshops as well as author readings, lectures and other literary events. Application Deadline: Oct. 11, 2013. This is a half time, salaried, exempt position. Read more.


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Sep 13

Editorial position in Omaha, Nebraska

The Backwaters Press, a nonprofit publishing company in Omaha, Nebraska, is looking for “an editor and jack-of-all-trades interested in working with an active Board of Directors to continue the Backwaters tradition.” Note that this is an unpaid position, with a non-profit entity. Read more.


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Sep 13

Blogging opportunity

Literary magazine Ardor is looking for guest writers to contribute articles to their blog:  “Articles should be on a topic of interest to our readers. These topics may include submission advice, writing tips, stories of managing and coping with rejection, book reviews, response to and commentary on work which has been published in ARDOR, etc.” Read more.


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Sep 13

Internship Opportunity: Narrative

Narrative is currently seeking internship candidates to assist with production of the magazine, including editorial and technical tasks, public outreach, and other programs. Narrative is located in San Francisco and needs local interns but, as a Internet-based, digital publication, also works with interns in various locations. The full description is available here.

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Sep 13

Internship Opportunity: Nouvella

Nouvella, an independent publisher dedicated to novellas by emerging authors, is looking for a PR intern.


24
Sep 13

Job Opportunity: The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis

The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit literary centers, offering more than 300 creative writing classes a year for youth and adults, is looking for an Adult Education Manager. See the job description here.


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Sep 13

Career Prospects

Not surprisingly, on the heels of the MFA-program queries, come questions about jobs. What types of careers, students ask, can these programs prepare me for.

The short answer, of course, is that MFA programs aren’t really meant to prepare you for a job market. Continue reading →


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Sep 13

Post-MFA Resources

Here’s another treasure, which I only discovered today: a site, created by the wonderful Erika Meitner, that brings together all sorts of useful post-MFA resources, including fellowships, residencies, academic and non-academic jobs, additional degrees, and international opportunities. Even though it’s aimed primarily at MFA students/grads, the site will be useful to writers who are not in an MFA program yet and/or not planning to go to one.