Internship Opportunities at EWU

Writers in the Community

Writers in the Community (WITC) is a project that places MFA students as creative writing teachers in public schools, alternative schools, hospitals, corrections facilities, factories, halfway houses, nursing homes, and other locations throughout the Spokane area. Founded in 1994 by faculty member Nance Van Winckel, the project encourages interchange between the university, the community, and the region, and it helps to share the mystery and power of creative writing. For more information on Writers in the Community, please contact

Willow Springs

Willow Springs was founded in 1977 and has become an internationally known literary journal. Sponsors have included the National Endowment for the Arts, the GE Foundation, and the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, from which the journal earned the prestigious Citation of Excellence for Editorial Vision. Recent contributors include Alison Baker, Madeline DeFrees, Patricia Goedicke, Albert Goldbarth, Robert Hass, Michael Heffernan, Laura Kasischke, Yusef Komunyakaa, Lisel Mueller, Alberto Rios, Marilynne Robinson, Jess Walter, Robert Lopez, Robert Bly, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, and Michael Van Walleghen. An integral part of the MFA program, Willow Springs offers students the opportunity for real editorial work and influence on the design and composition of the magazine, which is published twice yearly. For more information on Willow Springs, you can contact them at

Literary Editing and Design

The Internship in Literary Editing through Willow Springs Books offers hands-on instruction in the craft and business of book publishing. It will cover acquisitions, typography, cover design, copy editing, author liaison, printing, binding, marketing and advertising, promotion, publication law, and publishing house operation and structure. Members of the class will help to screen submissions to the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction competition, and will assist in the design, production, marketing and promotion of the winning entry, to be published each year by Willow Springs Books, an offshoot of the Willow Springs literary journal. The internship also offers students the opportunity to assist in the planning and production of Spokane's annual literary festival, Get Lit!, which occurs each year in April.

The secondary emphasis in literary editing and design consists of 15 or more credit hours drawn from internships with Willow Springs or the Literary Editing internship, and from courses in design, editing, marketing, and desktop publishing. It is one of our most popular secondary emphases.

Graduate Service Appointments

For students in their second year of study, three Graduate Service Appointments (GSA) are available, one for each internship—Managing Editor, Willow Springs; Programs Assistant, Get Lit!; and Director, Writers in the Community. These appointments award the recipient with a full tuition waver and monthly stipend. Learn more at Fellowships & Financial Aid.

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