Career Advice

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

Share Your Knowledge and Experience

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 2014 | Kevin Haworth

    The Creative Writer at the University Press

    In Summer 2013, Peter Givler stepped down after fifteen years as Executive Director of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP), the umbrella group for university presses—roughly AWP’s equivalent in the scholarly publishing world. Read more...


  • February 2014 | Susan Falcon

    Acquisitions Editing: Centurions at the Gate

    Many college graduates and others looking for employment in the publishing industry may wonder what opportunities exist aside from the more well-known copy editor, editorial assistant, or editor-in-chief jobs. Read more...

Submit an Article

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

Daniel D'Angelo
Associate Editor
joblist@awpwriter.org