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).

  • Update: “The Lascaux Review is now paying $100 for stories, poems, and works of creative nonfiction.”
  • From The Poetry School: “If you’re a poet and interested in writing reviews on the latest poetry releases, then listen up! We’ve decided to make a few tentative tip-toes into the poetry reviewing game, and we want YOU to help. We will pay £60 for a review of one collection or poetry book, at a blog-friendly length of at least 600 words (not including quotations). The reviews will offer a quick, ‘first look’ at the latest publications, offering smart, snap judgments before the mainstream reviewers come in with more in depth analyses. All the reviews will go up on our blog and our social media channels.” (via @LawrenceSchimel)
  • From Freedom with Writing: “a list of websites and magazines that pay writers at least $50 to write about writing.”
  • That aforementioned list does not include this opportunity: “Beyond Your Blog will consider submissions of both previously published work (assuming you hold the rights) and original content that has not been published elsewhere before.” Pays: “$75 for accepted original pieces (we publish up to 2 paid pieces each month); previously published submissions are welcome, but are unpaid if accepted.” As the name suggests, the focus here is on “taking your writing talents beyond your personal blog in some way.”
  • The Marfield Prize, also known as the National Award for Arts Writing, is given annually by the Arts Club of Washington to nonfiction books about the arts written for a broad audience. Intended to help increase access to the arts, the Prize celebrates prose that is lucid, luminous, clear, and inspiring—writing that creates a strong connection with arts and artists. The prize of $10,000—the only one of its kind in the country—honors nonfiction books first published in the U.S., by a single author who is living at the time of the book’s nomination. The winning author is invited to Washington, DC, for a short residency in May 2017, including an awards ceremony, a presentation to a DC public high school, an interview, and a public reading at the Arts Club of Washington. Expenses are paid by the club.” NB: “Books must be nonfiction titles written in English by a single, living author, originally published in the United States in 2016. Books may be about any artistic discipline (visual, literary, performing, or media arts, as well as cross-disciplinary works). We seek art history and criticism, biographies and memoirs, and essays.”  No entry fee. Deadline: October 1, 2016 (received). (via
  • Epiphany is seeking a new editor-in-chief to carry on the editorial tradition that has championed authors like Elena Ferrante and Diego Martinez before they were household names, and landed us on the pages of Pushcart Prize, the Best American series, and the front page of The New York Times. ” NB: “commitment: ~15 hrs/week” and  “compensation: upon inquiry.” (via @EvelynSomers13)
  • “WNET’s Interactive Engagement Group (IEG) is hiring an Online Community Associate to help expand the reach of local WNET productions as well as our station sites, THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV. WNET local productions include NYC-ARTS, Treasures of New York, MetroFocus and NJTV News and more. This is an exciting opportunity to help the leading PBS station in the best city in the world carve out a voice on numerous emerging platforms. The ideal candidate will have a passion for all things New York City (and New Jersey) as well as the arts, and a keen understanding of social media and community management.” (via MEOJobs)
  • Job in Washington: “The position of Digital Staff Writer (History) is part of the editorial team of, the website for Smithsonian magazine. Tasks include writing and producing articles on the topics of U.S. history, world history, archaeology, with a keen eye to connecting current news topics to events of the past. The staff writer will be responsible for daily contributions to the site, generating ideas of their own, and taking assignments from editors. The staff writer will also be involved in generating ideas for content packages, as well as with other general editorial duties, including copy editing and production tasks.”
  • Resource alert: I often find teaching-job announcements via the MLA Job Information List. The 2016-17 “edition” of that database went live last week. Happily, free registration permits access to all. NB: I don’t post everything I find there–especially if I find jobs that you have to log in to see; I’m much more likely to post discoveries that include “external” links that are easier for you to make use of–so be sure to check the database for yourself if you’re “on the market”!
  • “The Department of English at Loyola University New Orleans invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Creative Writing, focusing on fiction and nonfiction, beginning August 2017.”
  • San Jose State University [California] seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Creative Writing – Fiction.
  • “Scripps College [California], a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in fiction writing.”
  • “The University of Nevada, Reno Department of English announces an entry-level, tenure-track position in creative writing, with a specialization in fiction.”
  • From Seattle University: “The English Department seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in Creative Writing, specifically fiction, visual narratives, and/or screenwriting, with a focus on U.S. multi-ethnic perspectives. Secondary expertise in literary studies, especially U.S. multi-ethnic and/or global literatures, is desirable.”
  • “The English department at the University of North Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Creative Writing/Poetry. We welcome candidates with secondary expertise in one or more of the following: post-contemporary American poetry, digital literacy, screenwriting, literary magazine editing, creative writing for new media, and/or creative nonfiction.”
  • “The Creative Writing Program (CWP), part of the Arts Program at Bryn Mawr College [Pennsylvania], invites applications for a full-time, beginning tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a specialization in poetry to start August 1, 2017.”
  • Three positions at the University of Tampa. Find them all here.
  • “The Linfield English Department [Oregon] is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing to begin July 1, 2017.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track, Associate or Advanced Assistant Professor to begin September 2017. Successful candidate will teach modern and contemporary poetry workshops and seminars, and serve on MFA thesis committees. Successful candidate will also be expected to direct the MFA program in rotation with other faculty, teach a TA-assisted, large undergraduate Living Writers course in rotation, and fully participate in an active and collegial department of English.”
  • From Colby College [Maine]: “We invite applications for a tenured/tenure track position in creative writing, rank open. We seek a passionate teacher and writer of fiction to join a thriving English major with concentrations in creative writing for both majors and minors.””The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts & Humanities at the University of California, San Diego ( is committed to excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. In that commitment, we seek candidates for an Associate or Full Professor in Creative Writing–Prose, with emphasis in Innovative Fiction, Cross-Genre, or Other.”
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