Resources for Creative Writing Students


Creative Writing students! We've done the work for you. These resources can help you figure out your next career move.

GET AHEAD OF THE GAME

Being in school doesn't mean you should wait to start your career. Whether it be with a writing apprenticeship, a screenwriting internship or an internship writing press releases with a PR firm you need to plan ahead. Kickstart your career by doing creative summer internships now.

WHICH INTERNSHIPS TO TARGET?

  • Screenwriting Internships

  • Copywriting Internships

  • Journalist Internships

  • Editorial Internships

  • Public Relations Internships

  • Professional Writing Internships

  • Fiction Writing Internships

  • Nonfiction Writing Internships

  • Publishing Internships

  • Novelist Apprenticeships

  • Technical Writing Internships

  • Lifestyle Blogging Internships

  • Editing Internships

  • Email Marketing Internships

WHICH COMPANIES TO WORK FOR?

  • Publishing Houses

  • Editorial/TechnicalWriting Service Companies

  • Advertising Firms

  • Creative Agencies

  • Marketing/PR/Sales Firms

  • Corporate & Creative Companies (in-house writing/copywriting jobs)

LINKS TO CHECK OUT

CAREER / JOB BOARDS

  • Poets & Writers - Search for jobs in education, publishing, the arts, and more within their free, frequently updated job listings for writers and poets.

  • Write Jobs - site for writing jobs and internships that offers a specialized job board containing job listings for editors, writers, freelancers, technical writers, journalists, medical writers and more.

  • News Jobs - jobs and internships in the news industry that offers a specialized job board containing job listings for editors, writers, freelancers, technical writers, journalists, medical writers and more.

  • Copyediting - the site’s job board for copyediting positions that offers a specialized job board containing job listings for editors, writers, freelancers, technical writers, journalists, medical writers and more.

  • Adweek

WEBSITES & TOOLS

  • American Society of Journalists and Authors - Creative nonfiction writers and journalists can network with other industry professionals and find new clients within the ASJA, which seeks to provide a space to share industry standards and knowledge

  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs -The AWP is a professional and academic writing society that cultivates networking, resource sharing, and continued education

  • Association of National Advertisers - the premier marketing and advertising organization seeking to advance marketing excellence through knowledge, connections, and leadership.

  • Online Publishers Association - Information for and about the digital publishing industry from the leading trade association dedicated to representing the interests of high-quality digital publication

  • Western Publishers Association - a non-profit business association, is dedicated to advancing excellence in publishing in the western United States, by connecting you with the authoritative voices and rising stars of our industry.

PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS

  • Writer’s Digest - great one-stop shop for creative writers, this site hosts everything from writing advice and prompts, to publishing tips, to community forums and blogs

  • Literary Market Place - The LMP is a directory of book publishers and literary agents in the U.S. and Canada.

  • Literary Hub - Dubbed “the best of the literary internet,” LITHUB curates daily and weekly lists of engaging and informative articles from across the literary spectrum. They also publish original content and exclusive excerpts by great writers.

  • Upwork - Tackle your next Creative Writing project with Upwork - the top freelancing website.

BOTTOM LINE

Knowledge is power. Make sure you continue improving your understanding of the creative writing industry. Use these resources to further your career goals and access international creative writing, editing and publishing opportunities.

- Alexa Scull, ArtBound Initiative Team

Join the ArtBound Initiative Program to have access to career coaching from industry advisors. Our program will identify a tailored, global internship based on your career goals. Become part of our professional network of creative professionals. More info about our global internship program at www.artboundinitiative.com.

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