Creative Writing Major Looking for Employment

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    SLCposted 7 years ago


    I recently obtained an MFA in Creative Writing and am actively seeking employment. I joined HubPages as a way to practice my craft, and hopefully make some extra income, too. I am writing today about other types of employment. I am currently searching for a faculty position at my local community colleges, but wonder if anyone can suggest other appropriate employment avenues? My school loans are rolling in! :-) Thanks for all the feedback! Sharon

    1. reallygoodpoetry profile image57
      reallygoodpoetryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      sorry sharon

    2. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      SLC - Get on Elance.  It's a very selective job site.  Not all writing jobs so you need to get on, pass a test about their policies, which is fairly easy if you've read them, then post your qualifications in your profile.  Find your category, writing, and bid on jobs.  Tell the poster what you can do for them, sell yourself, bid on the job.  It's a very good site.

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        SLCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, couturepopcafe!

  2. Anaya M. Baker profile image80
    Anaya M. Bakerposted 7 years ago

    If you can tolerate teaching at lower grade levels, I hear there's usually a market for substitute teachers. Not a long-term career by any means, but might be a way to stave off some of those impending bills if you're in a bind. Best of luck!

  3. readytoescape profile image59
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    You might be interested in either applying for a position here

    Or perhaps enrolling

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image93
    M. T. Dremerposted 7 years ago

    I'm not the best person to answer this question because I'm a writing major still working a part time job, but I hear that grant writers make a lot of money and proofreaders can qualify for full time positions with benefits. Other than that, try to finish that book you're probably writing and get it published.

  5. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image94
    AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 7 years ago

    Supply teaching is one option; another is to run your own creative writing course at, for example, a community centre.

    Otherwise, why not just take any job for now - the first which comes along - just to get some money coming in, and keep on looking for something more to your tastes?


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