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).

  • “The Association of Opinion Journalists (AOJ) will hold its 21st Minority Writers Seminar at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, from Nov. 3-6. Opinion journalism plays a vital role in public watchdog journalism and is important in a thriving democracy. This four-day seminar is intended to foster the diversity of voices necessary in the profession and to train the next generation of minority opinion journalists in whatever platform they work – from newspapers to emerging and less traditional models.” NB: “This seminar is being offered at no charge to selected participants. Slots are limited. The AOJ Minority Writers Seminar program sponsors will cover tuition and hotel costs. A small travel stipend will be available. More details will follow after the selection process.” Application deadline is August 15, 2016; there is no application fee. (via Madeline Bodin)
  • The Edith Wharton Writers-in-Residence Program offers “a 2-3 week residency for three women writers at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home. Each resident will receive a work space at The Mount, a $1000 food and travel stipend, and lodging for the duration of their residency. Residents must provide their own transportation. The principal responsibility of each resident is to spend time further developing her creative work. In addition, residents are required to produce a short piece of public writing (essay, article, blog post, etc.) about their time at The Mount and offer a public reading of their work at The Mount.” NB: “Residencies will be held in February or March each year. The specific length of each residency will be determined in consultation with the residents. We schedule each residency so that there is some overlap between the writers. This ‘mini’ writers’ colony will give the residents a community of support and camaraderie.” Application deadline: September 2, 2016. No application fee indicated. (via
  • Tiny Tim Literary Review will be released on a quarterly basis. Our first publication date is set for sometime in December. The goal is to normalize chronically ill/disability narratives in addition to humanizing medical professionals through their stories. We’ll be taking in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction work primarily. I’m also open to other formats as they present themselves. Dismantling ableism is important while also providing a place for medical narratives. Why Tiny Tim? Because we are here to show that a great work of writing doesn’t always have to mean the disabled person has to be overly courageous or heroic. The same goes for people in the medical field. We are all fallible, and that’s the beauty of what adds to our work. This isn’t a literary review of inspiration and overcoming, it’s a literary review of rawness and truth.” Pays: “Writers whose work is accepted will be compensated at $50.” Deadline appears to be November 19, 2016.
  • Our excellent comrade in the work of sharing no-fee publishing opportunities, Cathy Bryant, has posted her August list of “comps and calls.” Note that not all of these pay cash, and many are UK-limited. But, as always, it’s a worthy resource–especially because Cathy *tells* you up front whether an opportunity pays or not.
  • For the Encyclopedia of Black Comics, writers are sought to produce “intimate, factually correct and nuanced 800 -1000 word entries for the volume (1000 – 1700 words for entries of more notable persons).” Pays: “You have the option of being paid $10.00 dollars per entry and can write any many as your schedule allows.” Submissions will be due August 31. Find out more here.” (via Roy Pickering)
  • “The Goodreads Editorial team produces several monthly newsletters, as well as blog posts, infographics, and social media all about the best subject in the world: books. We’re looking for a sharp writer/editor with extensive writing, editing, and copyediting skills to join a fun and dynamic team.” Job location: San Francisco.
  • “Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park is looking for part-time and full-time Event Managers for its non-profit literary arts organization We produce close to 100 literary events each year (in addition to our extensive youth programs) and have hosted some of the top writers and thinkers, including Salman Rushdie, Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Michio Kaku, Adam Johnson, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, John Green, among others. As we continue to expand our events programming, we’re looking to hire people with a passion for ideas, literature, social and economic justice, and current affairs who want to bring their passion to a leading producer of literary and cultural events in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
  • “Shelf Awareness, publisher of two much beloved book-related online newsletters, is seeking a Publishing Assistant. This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated, detail-oriented person to join a team that is passionate about independent bookselling, the publishing industry and who knows books are a lifestyle, not a pastime, and on occasion a bloodsport.” Job location: Seattle.
  • Also in Seattle: The Seattle Public Library is searching for a Literature and Humanities Program Manager. (via Anca Szilagyi)
  • “Trident Booksellers & Cafe is looking for a full-time Events Coordinator. The Trident has been independently owned and operated since 1986, and is among the last independent bookstores in Boston. The Trident has always been known as an eclectic Boston staple, with an unusual and authentic feel. We’re looking for someone who is able to take that energy and use it to raise our public profile and elevate our events. The ideal candidate is an energetic, creative, and enthusiastic person who is able to self-direct.”
  • “The Creative Writing Program (CWP), part of the Arts Program at Bryn Mawr College, invites applications for a full-time, beginning tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a specialization in poetry to start August 1, 2017.”
  • “The Department of English at Salisbury University is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English. Area of Specialization: Creative Writing (Fiction).”