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).

  • Write on the Sound writers’ conference (WOTS; [Edmond, Washington]) is accepting presenter applications for its 2016 conference: Sep. 30, Oct 1 & 2….WOTS is an intimate, high quality and affordable three-day conference focusing on the craft of writing. A variety of workshops and panel discussions are offered for all levels and interests. Special features include pre-conference full and half-day workshops, one-on-one manuscript critique appointments, a themed writing contest, onsite bookshop, meet-and-greet book signing event, featured speaker, community sponsored special events, and plenty of opportunity to network with attendees and other presenters.” Payment: “The presenter fee for a standard 75-minute session was $145 in 2015. Pre-conference half and full-day session fees vary. Small travel stipends may be available. Overnight accommodations are not included, but a special conference rate and room block is reserved for faculty at a local hotel (Best Western).” Deadline: “Proposal deadline for Sat/Sun sessions: March 7th, 2016.” (via
  • This Bridge Called Language is an upcoming anthology of real-life stories, each inspired by a non-English word that does not have a direct, one-word English translation, (an ‘untranslatable’ word). This anthology will allow the power of language, storytelling and personal lived experience to be the bridge between the imagined ‘us’ and ‘them,’ in a world that is increasingly filled instead with pieces of us all.” No simultaneous submissions. Per the FAQ, “contributors will receive a small token amount of payment upon acceptance of their work to the anthology.” Deadline: March 31, 2016 (Thanks to @LawrenceSchimel for alerting me to this opportunity.)
  • “West Virginia University Press is pleased to announce In Place, a new book series to be published under Vandalia Press, its creative imprint. In Place emerges from a desire to uncover more books about the complexity and richness of place. This series will publish literary nonfiction in various forms—narrative nonfiction, memoir, essay collections, cultural mediation, and others—focusing on books firmly rooted in place. In Place creates a space to explore lives, history, and landscapes. The series will seek manuscripts that are both artful and accessible by emerging and established authors, and it will value work that explores the world in all of its detail and subtlety in order to uncover the universal within the particular. Series editors are especially interested in places that are sometimes overlooked, in particular complex regions loaded with stories that seem somewhat voiceless in the current literary landscape. This series will embody Eudora Welty’s idea that ‘One place understood helps us understand all places better.'” (via @TheFreeMFA)
  • The February issue of The Practicing Writer has already gone out to subscribers; the current issue and its reliably plentiful no-fee and paying listings can also be consulted online.
  • “The Paris Review is seeking a senior editor for Web and print.”
  • carte blanche welcomes applications for the position of Social Media and Web Coordinator to contribute to our ongoing growth and development. Based in Montreal, our primarily online publication is the official magazine of the Quebec Writers’ Federation. While this position is not salaried, it pays a modest honorarium annually. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all social media activity (Facebook, Twitter, etc), as well as assisting the editorial board with preparing issues for publication online. She/he will also be the coordinator of the carte blanche blog, maintaining an active schedule of posts and ensuring a consistently high quality of content.” Apply by February 15.
  • The New Yorker is looking for a Social Media Editor. (via MEOJobs)
  • From the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona: “The Adult Education Coordinator and Web Writer oversees the classes and workshop program as well as creates content for different digital platforms for the Poetry Center.” This is a part-time position.
  • “Pending budgetary approval, the newly created Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the new position Research Assistant Professor/Assistant Director. The position is a renewable, full-time non-tenure-stream appointment with the opportunity for promotion. The contract term will begin as soon as April 1, 2015.”
  • “Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles announces a Spanish/English part-time instructor position in its Online MFA in Creative Writing Program. Our program offers studies in the writing of fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction and screenplay and collaborates with the MA in Humanities. The MFA in Creative Writing program philosophy emphasizes quality of instruction with a rigorous curriculum based on professional writing training as well as historical and contemporary study of literature and broader humanistic inquiry in philosophy and cultural studies. The candidate must be fully bilingual Spanish/English. Primary responsibilities will consist of developing and giving online graduate workshops in Online/Hybrid format for a planned emphasis in Bilingual Creative Writing, advising students, and helping to advise thesis projects. Candidate will work with the MFA Director on the MSMU Doheny campus.’