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Jobs and Internships

We are not accepting applications for any full-time positions at Graywolf Press at this time.

The application period for the annual Citizen Literary Fellowship is now closed. Upcoming term of the program will be February 2022 through November 2022.


Thank you to everyone who applied for the position of Office Manager. We are no longer accepting applications. Please note that the Graywolf office will be closed the week of July 5-9, and interviews will not take place until the week of July 12. No phone calls please.


Our application period for the Summer 2021 internship is now open through April 5, 2021.

Internships are being conducted remotely, but applicants must reside in California, Hawaii, Minnesota, New York, or North Carolina for the duration of the internship.

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 minimum wage ($15 per hour), paid twice monthly as regular wages. They will also receive 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; total compensation is based on time worked and would equate to $1,800 for this period. 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.

While we understand that applicants will have simultaneous commitments such as school and employment, we will not consider applicants who will be enrolled in another book publishing internship, or who will otherwise be employed by another book publisher at any point during Graywolf’s summer 2021 internship. We do not discourage you from applying for multiple publishing positions at once, but we ask that you withdraw your application from Submittable as soon as you accept a position elsewhere. This restriction does not apply to those working in journal and magazine publishers.

Tasks and Duties

Interns will complete the following tasks and duties remotely. Applicants must have access to a workspace with personal computer and 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.

Internships are being conducted remotely, but applicants must reside in California, Hawaii, Minnesota, New York, or North Carolina for the duration of the internship.

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How to Apply

Applications will be accepted via Submittable through Monday, April 5, 11:59pm PST. Click here to apply.

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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. The fellowship is intended to attract candidates who otherwise would not have access to publishing, and to therefore increase the diversity and inclusivity of the industry.

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.

It is a part-time (24 hours per week), non-exempt, ten-month position starting in February 2021. Compensation includes $25,000 (paid twice monthly as regular wages), paid time off, and health and dental insurance.

The 2021 Citizen Literary Fellowship will extend from February through November 2021, and the fellow will work remotely. The application period is now closed. We hope to fill the position and notify all applicants by Friday January 15. 

Opportunity Summary

The Citizen Literary Fellowship is a paid, comprehensive ten-month fellowship designed to support a person who is interested in learning more about the publishing industry through an introductory, hands-on experience. Through substantial project-based work in the editorial and marketing/publicity departments, the fellow will gain a broad base in publishing and be prepared to launch or further a career in the field. We are flexible regarding the educational background of the candidate, but this position is not intended for those attending school full time.

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Key Responsibilities

The fellow will work closely with senior staff in both the editorial and the marketing/publicity departments as they follow new and forthcoming books through every stage of the publication cycle. In addition to attending virtual events and participating in remote meetings as a member of the staff, the fellow will also have an active role in Graywolf’s outreach efforts. When appropriate, we will tailor activities to align with a fellow’s particular interests and skills.

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Preferred Attributes and Experience

We are looking for a motivated, creative, and enthusiastic candidate with the following attributes:

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Frequently Asked Questions

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