Career Advice

AWP publishes articles about creative writing in the academy and job opportunities for creative writing program graduates.

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We welcome well-researched articles that will help our members succeed in the academic and non-academic job sectors. Our online career articles typically range from 2,000-2,500 words and must include 2-3 quotes from interviewed sources. We pay $14 per 100 words. To propose a topic or submit an article for consideration, please email joblist@awpwriter.org. See our Writer’s Chronicle editorial guidelines for additional formatting information.

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Career Advice Articles



  • April 2015 | Suzanne Roberts

    I Want to Get Paid to Travel the World!

    On the first day of my travel writing class, I ask my students why they are taking the class, what they hope to get out of it, where they want their writing to go. Many of them say some version of this: I want to travel the world and get paid to write about it! Read more...


  • March 2015 | John Coyne

    Writers from the Peace Corps

    Since 1961, Peace Corps writers have used their volunteer service as source material for their fiction and nonfiction. These writers have also found that the overseas experience has helped them find jobs once they returned home. Read more...

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Send submissions of approximately 2,000 to 2,500 words to:

Jason Gray
Associate Editor
joblist@awpwriter.org