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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).

  • Attention, Australian residents and Australians abroad: “The Sydney Review of Books invites applications for the 2017 CA-SRB Emerging Critics Fellowships. We are offering three fellowships to emerging Australian critics: each fellow will have the opportunity to write three long essays for publication on the Sydney Review of Books website in 2017-18. Fellows will receive editorial support and mentorship as they write these essays, as well as each being paid $3000.” Applications close July 25, 2017. There is no application fee.
  • Crannóg’s mission is to publish the work of Irish writers alongside the best available worldwide and to show how well such writing sits with the best available internationally. This has a dual effect of giving writers a world platform to have their work read in print and also brings work of an international standard to the attention of an Irish audience.” Submissions for the October issue are currently welcome; the window remains open for the remainder of July. Pays: “a contributor’s copy and €50 per story, €30 per poem.” (Thanks to Cathy’s Comps & Calls for the lead on this one.)
  • “During the month of July, Duende editors will be reading submission to our first ever translation contest. As Duende remains committed to showcasing underrepresented writers, we wanted to award international writing, which continues to be under-read and under-published in the United States. Best of all, this is a free to enter contest!” Submissions should include “1-3 poems (up to 6 pages), along with the original poems attached, as one document.” NB: “By submitting to this contest, you affirm that you have the rights to publish the translation. Do not submit, if you do not already have those rights.” Prizes: “The winner will receive $300, as well as publication in Duende. One runner-up will receive $150, and publication. All entries will be considered for publication.”
  • For its upcoming program (October 20-22) at Esalen Institute in California, The Sun magazine will offer “four full scholarships to writers who would benefit from this retreat but are unable to afford it. Scholarships cover lodging, meals, and tuition for the weekend. Please note: Guest rooms are shared and nonsmoking.” There is no application fee. Deadline: August 5, 2017.
  • “In honor of San Antonio’s Tricentennial, the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of San Antonio, with support from Gemini Ink, is sponsoring a poetry contest. The contest will be judged by a panel of nationally recognized poets. Winners receive a $250 prize and publication in a chapbook titled, Thirty Poems for the Tricentennial: A Poetic Legacy. Winning poems will be turned into graphically designed vinyl installations by local artists and designers in an exhibit at the Plaza de Armas Gallery, and also installed in local libraries and city facilities. The anthology will be launched at a public reading and opening reception.” Poems in English and Spanish are welcome. Submissions must specify one of six listed time periods.” There is no entry fee. Deadline: August 15, 2017.
  • “The Washington Monthly is looking for thoughtful, creative, driven interns. We have a small staff that produces big stories, so expect to work closely with editors on our website and bimonthly print magazine. We are a nonprofit, independent voice with nearly 50 years of experience understanding Washington and telling fascinating, deeply reported stories about the ideas and characters that animate America’s government. This is not a place where interns fetch coffee and observe journalism from the sidelines; you’ll be expected to research and fact check stories, pitch your own stories for the site, and help manage our social media accounts.This is a part-time, paid position, and we can do our best to accommodate a second job if necessary.”
  • “Atlas Obscura is seeking a hands-on, goal-oriented Social Media and Content Manager to join our growing team in Brooklyn. This role offers the opportunity to contribute to Atlas Obscura’s growth by invigorating our social channels.”
  • 826NYC is looking for a Programs Coordinator-Middle School Writers’ Room East Harlem.
  • Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) is “currently hiring Writing Instructors for our summer Boot Camp for 12th graders from August 14-23, 1:45-4:45 p.m. each week day.” Pays: “Writing Instructors are compensated at a competitive hourly rate.”
  • “Centenary University of New Jersey is seeking to fill the temporary position of Adjunct Faculty in Creative Writing for the Fall Semester 2017.”
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