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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee, paying listings of competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).

  • From The Stinging Fly: “We are now accepting fiction and poetry submissions (including work in translation) for Issue 37 of the magazine. The submission window will close Friday 19th May 2017.” This publication features “new, previously unpublished work by Irish and international writers. We have a particular interest in promoting the short story.” Pays: “With a limited budget, we are only in a position to offer contributors a discretionary token payment. They also receive a copy of the issue in which their work is featured and can order further copies at a discounted rate.”
  • The theme for the Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal Short Fiction Contest is “wild”: “There is no end to how this theme can be interpreted. The journal was named for a waterfall that is as gorgeous as it is treacherous, in a place that is rich with myth, and filled with tangled forest and long, steep drops. But there are infinite types of wilds, internal and external, remote and familiar, obvious, and deceptive. So please, introduce us to your wildest words and worlds.” Prize: “The winner will receive payment of $50 and will be published in the Summer 2017 issue of Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal. In addition, the two runners up will also be published in an upcoming issue.” No simultaneous submissions. Deadline: May 30, 2017.
  • “Ploughshares is currently accepting applications for regular bloggers. Applications are due May 31 at 11:59pm EST. Contracts will run through December 31; bloggers will be responsible for one post a month, adhering to a pitching and draft submission schedule set by the editors. Regular bloggers are paid per post.” (Thanks to Karen E. Bender for the tip about this one.)
  • “The Tishman Review is looking for several regular contributors to the Craft Talk articles section inside our quarterly journal. All articles will receive monetary compensation. Craft Talk articles consist of interviews with established writers, book reviews and introspections, and essays on the craft of writing and the writing life. Humor is appreciated but not a requisite. The regular contributor will work with the Craft Talk editor on the form of the article prior to its composition in order to achieve balance in the journal, but contributors will have significant creative leeway. We ask for a four-issue commitment.”
  • From the team that produces Creative Nonfiction: “Interested in learning more about small press publishing from the inside? We’re offering a one-year publishing fellowship. Fellows will work mainly on the Writing Pittsburgh project, but will also have the opportunity to work on other CNF projects including the magazines and other books, and because CNF is a small nonprofit organization, the fellow will also have the opportunity to learn about everything—not just the editorial work—that goes into publishing a book (and magazines), from marketing to distribution to event planning. The publishing fellowship requires a 15 hour per week commitment starting in September 2017 and ending in August 2018 and comes with an stipend of $5,000, paid over the year. The fellow will work in Creative Nonfiction’s Pittsburgh office. The fellowship is open to anyone; we’re happy to work with current students who might be eligible to get course credit, but we’re equally open to working with non-students.” No application fee. Deadline: June 1, 2017.
  • “The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for an Editorial and Marketing Assistant. This position provides direct support to the Director of the University of Nevada Press by assisting with and coordinating various aspects of the acquisitions, editorial, marketing and business process. Tasks include working directly with authors to coordinate the final submission of approved manuscripts and transmitting projects to production, entering metadata, and proofreading; working with the marketing department on social media, including overall publicity for the Press as well as targeted campaigns for each individual title; and researching review outlets, course adoption, and bulk purchase opportunities.”
  • “The German Press Agency has an immediate opening for a reporter based in southern California. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a world-wide news services covering major stories in the region for an international audience. The opening is a full-time position at agency’s English-language news service, dpa-international, which seeks an experienced reporter based in southern California who can cover general news, breaking news, entertainment news and technology news. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working in international news and who have a high level of proficiency in German.” NB: Requirements listed for this position include “ability to work out of a home office.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of Alaska Fairbanks invites applications for a Term Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing with a specialization in poetry and a strong publication record. Position to start August 2017. Candidates will preferably have published at least one book of poetry with a reputable publishing house or have equivalent publications in magazines or journals.”
  • “The Liberal Arts Department at SNHU COCE invites applications for adjunct faculty positions for the fully-online MFA in Creative Writing.”
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    1. Hi Erika!

      I’ve recently decided to branch out from poetry into freelance and fiction writing. I’m glad that I found your site via Trish Hopkinson’s blog. Great information. Thanks!

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