Creative Writing, Creative Careers


The two central myths are one, that literary citizenship is all about self-promotion, and two, that it’s connected deeply to the “marketplace.”

In an interview for Ploughshares, Tasha Golden talks to “writing geek” Stephanie Vanderslice about teaching the business side of a creative writing career.

It’s a must-read for creative writers trying to figure out a living, covering topics like supporting the literary community, finding jobs related to reading and writing, and how MFA programs can help their students’ careers.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →