Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers: No Reading/Application Fees. All Paying Opportunities.

dollar-sign-mdMonday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).

  • Two opportunities to facilitate participation in the Iceland Writers Retreat: one scholarship (deadline: November 6) and one writing contest (deadline: November 13). No fee for either opportunity. (via Wordcraft LA)
  • From No Tokens Journal: “We are thrilled to announce Mary Gaitskill as the judge for our Issue 5 Letter Contest!” For this competition, you should “write a letter or an ode to letters. All genres welcome. No word count, no entry fee.” Cash prizes ($300/$150/$50). Deadline: November 15, 2015.
  • List of “28 Parenting Blogs and Magazines that Pay Freelance Writers.” (hat tip: Kathryn Streeter)
  • A reminder that the current issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers a few days ago. In addition to the usual smorgasbord of no-fee competition info and calls from paying litmags and presses, you’ll find in this issue a feature article with links to 10 publications that publish and pay for author interviews.
  • The Nation, the national weekly magazine of politics and culture, seeks an assistant or associate literary editor for its Books & the Arts section.” (New York)
  • “Asia Society is looking for an energetic and innovative Content Producer to generate engaging and shareable digital content intended to promote Asia Society’s programs, activities and expertise.” (New York)
  • BuzzFeed is advertising for a Social Media Editorial Assistant. (New York)
  • An Associate Editor position is available at the University of Chicago.
  • High Country News is seeking a full-time assistant editor. A key member of our editorial team in Paonia, Colorado, the assistant editor works with in-house staff, freelance writers and interns to produce fresh, in-depth stories for the website and magazine.”
  • From Framingham State University (Massachusetts): “The English Department invites gifted writers and teachers to apply for a tenure-track position to teach creative writing, first-year writing, and literature.”
  • “The Department of English at Augsburg College [Minnesota] invites applications for a tenure-track position in creative writing, at the rank of assistant professor, with a specialty in poetry, fiction, screenwriting, or creative nonfiction, to begin August 16, 2016. Candidates who work in more than one genre, can teach undergraduate literature, and/or have an interest in contributing to the growth of Augsburg’s low-residency MFA program and later assuming an administrative role in it are encouraged to apply.”
  • “For appointment beginning in the fall of 2016, we seek a writer of fiction to teach two semesters at The George Washington University as the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington.”
  • From Rollins College (Florida): “The Department of English is seeking an Assistant Professor of Creative Non-Fiction, tenure-track, beginning in August 2016.”
  • “The English Department at Rhodes College [Tennessee] seeks an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Tenure Track). The 3/2 course load includes introductory through advanced creative writing workshops as well as literature courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. We are looking for an accomplished creative writer who can teach across genres, particularly nonfiction. We would welcome additional teaching expertise in fiction, screenwriting, dramatic writing, or other genres.”
  • “The Department of English at Wesleyan University [Connecticut] seeks applicants for two full-time creative writing positions beginning July 1, 2016. The first is a tenure-track assistant professorship for a writer who works expertly in or across two or more genres (non-fiction, poetry, fiction, etc.). The second is for a well-published fiction writer at the Associate Professor level, tenured. MFA, or the equivalent in publications, as well as teaching experience required.”
  • “The University of Nevada, Reno Department of English announces an entry-level, tenure-track position as an assistant professor in creative writing, with a specialization in fiction.”
  • “Capital University’s [Ohio] Department of English seeks an assistant professor of fiction writing, tenure-track, to help maintain and develop a creative writing major.”
  • From George Washington University (DC): “For appointment beginning as early as the fall of 2016, we seek a tenure-track assistant professor. The position is open to a fiction writer. The successful candidate will join a thriving Creative Writing program in an English department. Pending final budget approval.”
  • From Salem State University (MA), an advertisement for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position with a specialization in fiction. “This faculty member will teach courses in the English department’s undergraduate and graduate writing programs. The workload includes undergraduate courses in creative writing, professional writing, and composition and graduate seminars in fiction writing.”
  • “The Department of English in Regis College [Colorado] seeks an assistant professor of Creative Writing to begin August 2016. The successful candidate will teach poetry writing, one additional genre of creative writing, core courses in expository writing, and e-portfolio labs. Candidates must show evidence of teaching excellence and must have authored at least two published (not self-published) books.”
  • From Colby College (Maine): “Applications are invited for a one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2016-2017 academic year, potentially renewable for a second year. We seek candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching poetry and prose and in published creative work.”
  • Also from Colby College: “Applications are invited for a one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2016-2017 academic year, potentially renewable for a second year. We seek candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence and strong publications in the field of fiction writing.”
  • “St. Lawrence University [New York] invites applications for a one-year, full-time position in fiction writing.”
  • “Boise State University [Idaho], powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the Lecturer in fiction and first-year writing, beginning January 2016.”
  • 2 thoughts on “Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers: No Reading/Application Fees. All Paying Opportunities.

    1. Thank you for these resources. I may follow your website and read your book. Enjoy!

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Thank you, Elizabeth.

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