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Jobs and Internships

There are currently no open positions for full-time employment at Graywolf Press.

The annual Citizen Literary Fellowship is a paid, comprehensive fellowship over ten months designed to support a person who is interested in learning more about the publishing industry through an introductory, hands-on experience. It is intended to attract candidates who otherwise would not have access to publishing, and to therefore increase the diversity and inclusivity of the industry. **Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Citizen Literary Fellowship program is undergoing changes in 2020. Please check this page and follow our Twitter for further announcements.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now offering a paid, remote editorial internship this fall (mid-September through mid-December), with two positions available. Due to the high volume of applications we have already received, we are closing for applications on Friday, July 31. Any applications received after July 31 will not be considered. See “To Apply” below for more details on application materials.

This internship is intended to provide intensive educational experience in the workings of a literary nonprofit publishing house, but will be conducted mainly within the Editorial department. Some time will be spent on projects from the Marketing and Publicity or Development departments of Graywolf as well.

Over the course of the program, interns will have an opportunity to learn more about the publishing industry as a whole through focused conversations with staff members about the departments they work in and their careers. In addition to these informational interviews, interns will be invited to attend key all-staff and department specific meetings. Interns are also encouraged to take advantage of any opportunities to ask questions and learn more about areas of publishing that are of particular interest to them.

Interns will receive a $750 stipend, to be disbursed monthly, and a free copy of each Graywolf book published during the session. The internship schedule is a flexible ten hours per week for a period of twelve weeks. We expect interns to set aside up to three office hours each week for check-ins, meetings, and informational interviews. Office hours to be determined based on availability between 10:00am and 5:00pm CT, Mondays through Thursdays, and 10:00am and 3:00pm CT Fridays.

Tasks and Duties

Interns will complete the following tasks and duties remotely. Applicants must have access to a personal computer with high-speed internet for video conferencing and email.

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Because of extensive interest in the internships, the acceptance process will be highly selective. Ideal candidates will be self-motivated, detail-oriented, energetic, and eager to seek out and support new and original literary voices. Preference will be given to applicants in at least the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree or who have equivalent experience.

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Citizen Literary Fellowship

The Citizen Literary Fellowship is grounded in our belief that while diversity in the books and authors we publish is vital, it is equally important that the people publishing these books reflect that diversity. Throughout the year, the fellow will receive active coaching and encouragement from the whole Graywolf team. Our hope is that this fellowship will serve as a doorway to a successful career in publishing or a related literary field.

The fellowship is based in our Minneapolis office. It is a part-time (24 hours per week), non-exempt, ten-month position with a start date in September. Compensation includes $20,000 (paid twice monthly as regular wages), paid time off, and health and dental insurance.

**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, applications for the Citizen Literary Fellowship are currently closed. Please check this page and follow our Twitter for further announcements.

Graywolf desk with stacked books

My expectations have been completely exceeded by the depth of opportunities that this fellowship has afforded me. Yes, this is an invaluable learning experience, but it’s also a chance to sneak in with the gatekeepers—to take a seat at the table and make meaningful contributions to the literary world.

Chantz Erolin, 2017-2018 Citizen Literary Fellow