Creative Writer Salary & Job Outlook

Learn How to Get Published

Our online Creative Writing Course was developed specifically to aide aspiring writers with ambitions of publishing their short stories and novels. There are plenty of careers available to well-trained writing professionals, but for those writers who just want to get their work published, the career path is often less straightforward. That's where NYIAD's training in creative writing comes in.

Our combination of tailored, outcome-driven curriculum and one-to-one writing mentorship focuses on improving your writing and the process of getting published. We are proud to partner every creative writing student with a published author through our mentorship program.

After completing our Creative Writing course, you will be able to confidently pursue publication with the guidance and know-how of an industry professional at your side. From brief quotidian character descriptions to detailed 3 page dialogues, our writing exercises will challenge you to apply your skills through helpful assignments that you will submit to our expert staff of writing mentors. These mentors will provide you with detailed feedback on your work as they help you pursue your personal career goals in the writing industry- whether that means pitching your short story or publishing your first novel.

"Success for writers may be realized in many different ways," says Karin Cook, Author of What Girls Learn. "But progress is achieved through the daily practice of one's craft, and feedback from other writers and published authors. For writers looking to publish their work, mentorship from a NYIAD instructor who has been through the publishing process themselves has such indispensable value."

Creative Fiction Writer Salary

  • For published paperback books, writers are typically paid 10% royalty on sales. On average, this figure lies at approximately $140,000 for every 100,000 copies sold.
  • 7.6% Estimated Growth
    • The U.S. Department of Labor projects 7.6% job growth for fiction writers and authors over the next 10 years with creative writing salaries over the national average.

From worldbuilding and character development to copywriting and press releases, an education in creative writing can be the first step toward a fulfilling career and a brighter future. After completing our Creative Writing course, you will be able to confidently seek employment knowing that you've received an excellent education paired with personal mentorship from professional writers.