Career Advice

AWP publishes articles about creative writing and job opportunities both within and outside the academy.

Share Your Knowledge and Experience

We welcome well-researched articles that will help our members succeed in the academic and nonacademic job sectors. Our online career articles typically range from 1,000-3,000 words and must include 2-3 quotes from interviewed sources. We pay $18 per 100 words. To propose a topic or submit an article for consideration, please email joblist@awpwriter.org. See our submission guidelines for additional formatting information.

Latest Academic Job Market Report

  • Jason Tucker | December 2016

    AWP’s 2015–2016 Report on the Academic Job Market

    This newest addition to AWP’s Academic Job Market Report series finds the trends of fewer full-time tenure-track jobs and the increased use of part-time adjunct labor continuing. This is no doubt bleak, but if there is something to hope for amongst the dismal news, it is that awareness of the problem is increasing.
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Career Advice Articles



  • Writing from Another Country

    John Coyne | July 2017

    Throughout the history of literature in the United States, American writers have looked towards, and gone to, foreign countries to seek inspiration, new experiences, and find work. Read more...


  • Writing for the Screen

    Alexandra Salerno | March 2017

    In particular, the explosion of scripted television and streaming platforms has driven so much growth that the entertainment industry is ripe with employment opportunities for writers looking for creative day jobs. And I’m living proof. Read more...

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Submit submissions of approximately 1,000 to 3,000 words at AWP's Submittable Portal.