job opps

November 23, 2022

Hugo House, in Seattle, is one of the most influential literary centers in the region. If you have the interest and qualifications, you could be part of the Hugo House story as it continues through ongoing changes. Hugo House is currently doing job searches for Executive Director, Development Director, Finance Director, and Operations Supervisor, as well as instructors in all genres. Have a look at the Hugo House Jobs & Internships postings.

poetry work

October 11, 2022

We occasionally happen across job postings that seem relevant to Cascadia-region poets, and here are two:

The Seattle Arts & Lectures Writers In The Schools (WITS) program is looking for a full-time WITS Program Manager.

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Poetry.

While the job descriptions say that applications will remain open until the position is filled, reviews begin soon and alacrity is encouraged.

poetry work

July 2, 2022

We don’t often post job listings, but happened to notice that Portland, Oregon, based poetry press Write Bloody Publishing is looking for freelancers for editors, cover designers, and proofreaders. The Instagram (@writebloodypublishing) posting says, “These positions are part-time with the hours ranging from 4 to 20 per week. This is an amazing side hustle. To apply please send your resume to We are looking forward to hearing from you and growing our Write Bloody Family.”

Not looking for a side hustle? Check out the Write Bloody book list!

fellowship opportunity

November 20, 2021

We don’t often post job opportunities, but this fellowship for an 18-month, full-time position with one of the region’s finest poetry presses seems too good to pass by. Visit the Copper Canyon Press employment page for details. (Sorry for the late notice; application deadline is tomorrow, Sunday, November 21,2021).


October 17, 2021

We don’t often post job openings here, but this one seemed too good to pass by.

Literary Arts, often seen on these pages, is a dynamic “community-based nonprofit with a mission to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature.”

Based in Portland, Oregon, Literary Arts is currently seeking a full-time Senior Executive Assistant, reporting to the Executive Director. The application deadline is October 31, 2021, so if you’re interested visit the Open Positions page and follow the link for complete details.

jobs for poets

November 18, 2019

In case you’re looking for a way to supplement the income you earn as a poet, Poets & Writers has a rather robust Jobs for Writers bulletin board with listings of both academic and non-academic positions.

get to work

July 8, 2016

Hansen Writing BallWe may be the last to know about this, but the Academy of American Poets has a weekly column called Jobs for Poets. New literary and arts jobs are posted every Wednesday. Here’s the list for this week, July 6, 2016. To find Jobs for Poets, go to the main page and look for the “Stanza” link.

Poets & Writers has a Jobs for Writers section and you can also find listings of calls for art, funding, residencies, jobs, work space and housing at Artist Trust.

. . . . .
image: Malling-Hansen writing ball, 1865

%d bloggers like this: