Freelance Writer

Help us help millions of readers understand literature.

LitCharts writers are an exclusive group of best-selling nonfiction writers, 2017 national book award finalists, New York Times journalists, Harvard literature PhD candidates and more. Now you can apply to join them!

We're hiring writers to help expand our collection of nearly 500 literature guides. Writers can work from anywhere and compensation varies based on the length and difficulty of the work. Pace and schedule are flexible, though our ideal candidates will have at least 10 hours per week to spend writing LitCharts.

How to Apply

Interested writers should email a resume or LinkedIn profile and two writing samples to writing@litcharts.com. Writing samples should be academic papers that show an ability to analyze literature with insight and clarity. Each sample should be at least five pages long.

About LitCharts

Founded by the creators of SparkNotes and No Fear Shakespeare, LitCharts are the world’s best literature study guides, with innovative features like color-coded theme tracking, data visualizations, beautifully designed chart-based downloadable PDF versions, and much more. Millions of students, teachers, and general interest readers use the LitCharts website and mobile apps every month.