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Alabama Writers Forum: Executive Director Position

The Alabama Writers Forum invites applications for the Executive Director position to be filled in Summer 2023. AWF is seeking a dynamic, visionary leadership with a proven record of arts administration and fundraising, with preference for literary arts administration and knowledge. The Executive Director is responsible for implementing all AWF programs, writing grant applications, fundraising, developing new programs, hiring and maintaining appropriate staff, connecting with and supporting literary arts endeavors around the state, and working with the board of directors to carry out the organization’s mission. Full description: here.

Established in 1993 to honor the state’s distinguished literary heritage and support its vibrant literary culture, the Alabama Writers’ Forum it is poised to launch its next phase of advocacy and engagement on behalf of Alabama’s rich literary arts.

Send a letter of application and resume/CV to Alabama Writers’ Forum Search Committee, c/o Jay Lamar,, or by regular mail to Alabama Writers’ Forum Search Committee, PO Box 4777, Montgomery, AL 36103-4777. For more information, please contact

  • Salary: from $60,000. Benefits: paid holidays (13 state holidays, 10 days over the December- January holidays) and personal leave (1 day a month for 12 months). Retirement benefits and health insurance supplemental contribution available. Residency in Montgomery or proximity strongly preferred. Anticipated start date: September 2023.

About the Organization

The Alabama Writers’ Forum was founded in 1993 to honor the state’s distinguished literary heritage and support its ongoing literary culture.

AWF programs include Writing Our Stories, a nationally recognized creative writing program for justice-involved youth and general student populations. Its Alabama High School Literary Arts Awards program recognizes young writers, their teachers, and schools, awarding scholarships for achievement in a wide variety of literary arts. The Forum supports the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame in partnership with the Alabama Center for the Book (University of Alabama). The AFW website provides robust and up-to-date content for literary news, reviews, resources, and events. Its online Alabama Authors Directory provides information about writers and their works and awards, as well as their availability for readings, workshops, and other programs.

AWF works with a wide network of state and national partnerships to support, advocate, and promote writers and reading throughout the state. A partnership program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Forum has been funded by national organizations, including the National Endowment for the Arts and LitNet, as well as by state agencies, corporate sponsors, and individual and corporate members.