Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

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).

  • Tayen Lane Publishing is now seeking short stories for its 2016 Articulated Press anthology. The collection, co-edited by Nora Boxer and Kelly Luce, aims to feature literary fiction from around the world. Maximum word count 5000; multiple story submissions fine. Contributors receive a $100 stipend, 2 hardcovers, 2 softcovers, and an e-book. Submissions remain open until 11:59 PM PST, Thursday, March 31, 2016. The anthology is slated for a Fall 2016 publication date, with national distribution through Ingram in 38,000 retail outlets as well as online. Tayen Lane’s mission is to challenge the status quo by publishing provocative, thought-provoking, beyond-the-mainstream books.
  • “The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting entries for the 2016 Hillman Prizes which honor investigative journalism and commentary in service of the common good. Winners exemplify resourcefulness and courage in reporting, skilled storytelling, social impact and relevance to the ideals of Sidney Hillman. The received-by deadline for all submissions is January 30, 2016.” Prize: “Winners are awarded travel to New York City to receive a $5,000 prize and a certificate at our awards ceremony to be held Tuesday May 3, 2016.” There is no entry fee.
  • “The Arc Poetry Society seeks proposals for the position of Poet-in-Residence. The 2016/2017 program year will represent Arc’s eighth virtual residency.” Pays: “The contract fee for the poet in residence will be $9,000, pending funding. Payment schedule is negotiable. Standard writer’s fee rates will apply for publications in Arc.” No application fee. Deadline: February 1, 2016. NB: “Candidates should be Canadian citizens with a strong background in the practice of contemporary poetry. Candidates should also have at least one full-length collection published by an established Canadian publisher.”
  • The freelancers among us are bound to appreciate Susan Maccarelli’s list of 12 paying publications that are open to hearing from (potential) regular contributors.
  • REMINDER: The February issue of The Practicing Writer will be going out to subscribers before the next Monday Markets post goes up. Don’t miss the chance to receive the newsletter–which will be packed, as usual, with additional no-fee contests and paying calls for work–directly in your mailbox. More info here.
  • A few items shared late last week on my other blog: Lilith magazine is looking for an intern (about 10 hours a week). This internship carries a “small stipend.” And there are two part-time opportunities with one for a culture reporter and one for a parenting reporter (these two via @itsdavidlevy).
  • Part-time position for a Development Assistant in New York: “The Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW), the preeminent literary arts nonprofit dedicated to excellent literature of Asian American descent, seeks an entrepreneurial person who’s looking to make their mark. You are an energetic, hyper-organized recent graduate who is a fantastic writer, dedicated to Asian American issues, and excited about working in a fast-paced start-up-like environment.”
  • Jewish Currents is seeking an Associate Editor. (I asked the editor about location; his reply: “I live and work in the Mid-Hudson Valley [New York], but it’s not required for someone to be in my neighborhood.”
  • The Poetry Center at the University of Arizona is looking for an Education Program Assistant “responsible for supervising students while serving as a lead teacher in the Writing your Community Program. In addition to spending significant time in local Tucson k-8 classrooms with the Writing your Community program, the Education Program Assistant will support the administration of the program along with other staff. Additionally, the Education Program Assistant coordinates the Classes and Workshops program, a community-facing education program for writers and readers of all experience levels.
  • From Goddard College: “We seek a creative, experienced, and collaborative individual to join us as Program Director to lead and manage the bi-coastal MFAW program, in Plainfield, Vermont and Port Townsend, Washington, within the context of the College as a whole.”
  • Indiana State University is hiring a “tenure-track assistant professor, beginning August 1, 2016, to teach courses in fiction writing, introductory creative writing, and other English courses depending on the secondary specialty, plus undergraduate advising. Secondary expertise in early British literature, American literature, or rhetoric/composition is desirable.”
  • “Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for the position of English Instructor. Full-time instructor/annually-contracted position in Creative Writing, Fiction. Full benefits. We seek candidates with expertise in fiction but with experience in one or more of the following: 20th-century British/American literature, dramatic writing, and screenwriting, digital humanities, linguistics, medieval studies, professional writing. Publication in area of specialization and preparation for teaching creative writing at undergraduate and graduate levels required. Successful candidate will be able to contribute to our two-year MA program, undergraduate major in creative writing, General Education curricula.”
  • “The Department of English at the College of Wooster [Ohio] invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in fiction writing with additional experience in creative nonfiction desirable. Teaching load is 2-3 plus direction of 5 yearlong theses in the College’s signature Senior Independent Study program.”
  • 4 thoughts on “Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

    1. Thank you for the heads up on these opportunities. This is my first time at your website and I appreciate the information.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        You’re very welcome! Thanks for the comment, and please come back!

    2. Martin Herman says:

      This is such a wonderful and valuable service! Thank you so much for the time and effort it must require. How do I learn more about you and your writings so that I can be as supportive of what you are doing as this service is of what I am doing?

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Thank you so much, Martin. This website itself is a great place to begin learning about me/my work.

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