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



  • What’s an Older Job Seeker to Do?

    Alyssa Colton | April 2018

    Whatever your initial reasons for obtaining a writing degree, it’s doubtful that they were primarily about landing a great job. Read more...


  • Why Freelance Writers Love Working Part-Time for Nonprofits

    Christine Ro | March 2018

    In some ways, Hannah Brown is living the dream. A few years out of college, she has a remote, part-time job working on a cause that’s deeply important to her. She also has the freedom to write about varied topics, from food to theater. Read more...

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