Jobs & Fellowships for Writers


  • The Milkweed (FT/Minneapolis) Fellowship Program is expanding to include a fellow focused on community development. Applications are open through March 22, and the fellowship is for 12-24 months.
  • Deep Vellum seeks a Publicity and Programming Manager (FT/Dallas). “The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for reading; a desire to network within the literary field; and an enthusiasm for networking and representing Deep Vellum’s titles to the media.”
  • Libraries Without Borders has openings for a Technology and Design Manager (FT/remote/DC in the future) and a Project Coordinator (FT/Baltimore).
  • Four Way Books is accepting applications for a Publicist position, working 30 hours/week on 15-18 titles/year. Full description and apply here.
  • 826 NYC is looking for an After-School Programs Coordinator (PT/NYC), responsible for leading short-term and year-long after-school writing and literacy programs (currently online but expected to return to in-person during the 2021-2022 school year). Apply by March 26 here.
  • BOMB Magazine is seeking a Director of Advertising (FT/NYC) to “to develop and implement strategic, comprehensive advertising and sponsorship for the organization’s print publication, website, and newsletter.” Apply by March 23 here.
  • CLMP has been selected by the American Council of Learned Societies as a host organization for a Leading Edge Fellowship. The program will place recent PhDs to work on projects at partnering organizations this fall, including CLMP, PEN America, and the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Application deadline: May 6.


  • OutWrite, Washington D.C.’s annual LBGTQ literary festival, seeks proposals for readings and panels by April 15. OutWrite 2021 will be held August 6-8.
  • Words Without Borders seeks nominations for the 2021 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature, which “recognizes individuals who have taken extraordinary steps to advance international literature in English translation.” Nominations are due by April 30.
  • Poets & Writers has launched Poets & Writers Groups, “a brand-new peer-to-peer networking tool through which you can connect, communicate, and collaborate with fellow writers.” Join here.
  • NEA grantees: General Operating Support Waivers may allow certain awards issued in FY 2029-2021 to be changed from project-based to GOS. Visit here for details and eligibility.
  • Poets & Writers’ United States of Writing Project Grants are open to writers who are Black, Indigenous, or POC and reside in Detroit, Houston, or New Orleans. These grants support BIPOC writers who are presenting virtual events. Apply by April 2.
  • The PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship, “an immersive mentorship program for early-career writers who are traditionally underrepresented in the publishing world” is open for applications through this Wednesday, March 17.
  • National Novel Writing Month hosts one of their twice-yearly Camps in April: a month-long writing challenge where you set your own word-count goal and tackle any writing project, novel or not.
  • The National Book Foundation is now accepting submissions for the 72nd National Book Awards. Full guidelines for submission are available here and the entry form closes May 12.
  • Culture Track has announced Wave 2 of “Culture + Community in a Time of Transformation.” The results of their 2020 survey can be found in this policy report, which centers on inclusion and adaptation within the arts and culture sector. Wave 2 seeks “the participation of organizations that specifically serve people of color, cultural organizations located in rural areas, festivals, libraries, for-profit arts organizations and national and city parks.” Register here.
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