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Graywolf Press: Citizen Literary Fellowship

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. There are no requirements regarding the educational background of the candidate, but this position is not intended for those attending school full time.  

This 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. As a result, 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. 

This is a part-time (24 hours per week), non-exempt ten-month position. Compensation includes $25,000 (paid twice monthly as regular wages), paid time off, and health and dental insurance. Strong preference will be granted to applicants able to work within commuting distance of our Minneapolis office. Though we remain open to the possibility of a remote fellowship under special circumstances, an in-person presence offers significant benefits to both the fellow and their colleagues. Remote applicants must be based in New York or California, the states in which we already operate.   

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About the Press

Graywolf Press is a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of twenty-first century American and international literature. We champion outstanding writers at all stages of their careers to ensure that adventurous readers can find underrepresented and diverse voices in a crowded marketplace.

We believe works of literature nourish the reader’s spirit and enrich the broader culture, and that they must be supported by attentive editing, compelling design, and creative promotion.

Graywolf Press is committed to making our books, programming, publishing process, and workplace accessible to communities and individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. We invite accessibility feedback and requests for accommodation. Please contact us by email ( or by phone (651-641-0077) with any requests for ADA-related accommodations. If you have a general question about Graywolf’s books or publishing program, please use our general email address (