Welcome to the Creative Writing Program's Careers Page! Use this page as a starting point to find internships, jobs, publishers for your fiction and poetry, as well as writers' colonies, and further graduate studies. Also, check out "What Can I Do with This Major?" and "Want a Job with That English Degree?" These  excellent resources cover strategies for breaking into writing-related jobs. (Image: M.K. Čiurlionis, "Pasaka" ("Story"), 1907.)   


COOP-50--Free! No credit hours needed. Get an internship on your college transcript and impress employers! Here's how:

  • Access Handshake, which can be accessed by logging into your MyBGSU account and clicking on the Career Center section.
  • In menu at right, click “Register your internship/co-op (co-op 50) experience here”
  • Click the “Add New Experience” button
  • Select in drop-down box, "Internship/Coop 50"
  • Fill-in your information and click “Submit”

Handshake--BGSU's comprehensive search engine for internships and jobs. 

And here are three summer publishing institutes that can give you a serious leg-up for jobs in publishing: New York University, University of Denver, and Columbia University.

The Mid-American Review is BGSU's award-winning international literary magazine. Contact Abigail Cloud, Editor-in-Chief,

Idealist--Plenty of non-profit arts internships, nationally and internationally.

Internweb--A fairly brief free registration will give you access.


Handshake--BGSU's comprehensive search engine for internships and jobs.

Academic Keys--A site for teaching and administrative jobs in the Humanities in universities.  

Associated Writing Programs--Check out their Job List! Membership required.

The Chronicle of Higher Education--A great site for university jobs in teaching and administration.  

Modern Language Association Job Information List Online--Check with Tifanie Keeton, East Hall 213, 419-372-7543,, to get password and user ID.


Art Deadlines List--Announcements for competitions in a variety arts, including fiction and poetry.  

Association of Authors' Representatives (AAR)--A directory of member literary agents.

CLMP List of Magazines Online--Member literary magazines with links to their web pages. 

Duotrope is a good source, but charges a fee after free trial.

Poets and Writers Magazine--Contains calls for manuscripts.  

The Writer's Chronicle--The latest calls for manuscripts. Ask to look at a copy in 211 East Hall.


Writer's Colonies provide writers as well as artists of all sorts precious time to work. For the most part, room and board are free!   

Open to New and Experienced Writers:

The Edward F. Albee Foundation, located in Montauk, New York is a great choice (Mr. Albee himself was rumored to bring the mail in from time to time).

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, just off the Pacific Ocean, a beautiful and highly rewarding place in which to work.

The Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony in Austerlitz, New York is located on the famed poet's farm--the wild blueberries in the high meadow near the barn are sublime!  

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts offers the famed seven-month winter residencies on Cape Cod.

National Parks Artists-in-Residence--Check out the interactive map and click to find writers' residences throughout the country!

Open to More Experienced Writers:

MacDowell, near Peterborough, New Hampshire, offers a private cabin that guarantees not only absolute solitude for work but fellowship with other artists at a central lodge.

Yadoo, its Victorian mansion, and lake-laced haunts are legendary.


AWP Guide to Writing Programs--A good searchable guide to MFA and PhD programs nationwide.


Updated: 08/04/2022 11:08AM