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"Life is hard as a poet, but I wouldn't trade my poet's life..."

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Current Employee - Poet in Jerusalem (Israel)
Current Employee - Poet in Jerusalem (Israel)
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Poets & Writers full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Writing is creative work, original, one's own to do.

Cons

Writing does not pay well for most of us, especially poets.

Advice to Management

Publish our work, pay us for publishing our work, and pay us a living wage.

Other Employee Reviews for Poets & Writers

  1. "Literary Nonprofit Dedicated to Helping Creative Writers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Poets & Writers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent online resources and information, dedicated staff, the magazine is well put-together with interviews and profiles of well-known and up-and-coming writers.

    Cons

    There is little opportunity for advancement with entrenched management. The Executive Director is a micro-manager and out-of-touch with the concerns of employees.

    Advice to Management

    When all of your employees in supervisory roles are white, and all of your employees of color are in support and assistant roles, that is a problem and a red flag.


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    "McCrindle Readings & Workshop Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Poets & Writers part-time

    Pros

    - Work at P&W
    - Work on manuscript while serving the literary communities of the West Coast
    - Manage grant program and make connections with writers across the nation
    - Travel for literary roundtables are reimbursed
    - Making connections with the literary community in L.A., like the Los Angeles Review of Books

    Cons

    - Fellowship is only 10 months, brief time period
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