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).

  • Ducts (“a pipeline of personal stories”) is receiving submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and humor. Pays: “We pay each author $20 per published piece.” (Thanks to @Duotrope for the reminder.)
  • The Creative Arts Institute (CAI) in Buffalo, New York, invites proposals for artist residencies. “CAI accepts proposals for residencies for sessions from as short as a few days up to four months. All fields of creative art are eligible to participate: music, film, plastic arts, visual arts, drama, writing, architecture and so-called emerging disciplines. Companies and collaborating artists may apply. Both emerging artists and established artists are invited to participate.” There is no application fee indicated. Deadline: October 31, 2016 (received–so hurry!). NB: “CAI is not able to provide accommodations for out-of-town artists at this juncture. Artists may request honorarium, travel expenses, housing expenses and other expenses up to the New York State allowable rates. This should be included in the budget with your application.”
  • The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum of Montgomery, Alabama, invites entries for its Poetry Contest. Entries should capture “any aspect of Scott and Zelda’s lives, works, passions, ambitions, desires, failures, etc.” Categories include “High School,” “College,” and “Other”; “cash prizes will be awarded for the top 3 (three) poems, in each category.” No entry fee. Deadline: November 11, 2016. (Found this one thanks to Monique Antoinette Lewis.)
  • Understorey Magazine is a Canadian online magazine of literary writing and visual art. Submissions are open to writers and artists who identify as women and live in Canada (or are Canadian citizens living abroad).” Currently inviting submissions for an issue themed “Home and Away.” Deadline: December 1, 2016. Pays: “We offer a small honorarium ($30-$60) to writers and artists whose work is accepted for publication.”
  • A list of “paying faith markets” on the site.
  • Coming soon: the November issue of The Practicing Writer. It will be filled, as usual, with plenty more listings for upcoming no-fee contests/paying calls from litmags & presses. Don’t miss it–if you’re not already a subscriber, join us!
  • “A professional writer and/or storyteller is sought for the position of Writer/Storyteller‑in-Residence at the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture. The three-month residency, from September 6 to December 6, 2017, will require the successful candidate to spend approximately 16 hours per week providing mentorship and practical artistic advice to developing writers and storytellers at the University of Manitoba, to give a limited number of readings and/or performances on campus, and to lead an informal non-credit workshop. The remaining time is to be devoted to the writer or storyteller’s own artistic projects. The successful candidate will receive a salary of $15,000.00 CAD (less taxes), plus rent-free accommodation and return transportation to Winnipeg.” There is no application fee indicated. Extended deadline: November 18, 2016. NB: “Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian applicants.”
  • “Gilman School, an independent boys’ school, announces its search to award the 22nd Tickner Writing Fellowship to an emerging poet, playwright, or writer of fiction or creative nonfiction. The Tickner Fellowship will be a two year position beginning in the fall of 2017.” No application fee. Deadline: December 8, 2016.
  • Print, a new bookstore in Portland, Maine, is hiring booksellers: “We’re looking for two to four creative, hard working people to join the staff of Print. We’re hiring in both part- and full-time positions, with a starting date in the early part of November. Some evenings and weekends will be required, and prior bookstore experience is strongly preferred.”
  • Patients’ View Institute (PVI) seeks a Story Manager: “Work is online, and involves reading/viewing authentic, personal accounts of health care experiences, submitted online to our website, and organizing them according to core themes, helping us build data-driven case for positive change in health care. Work from home; occasional in-person meeting in Providence [Rhode Island] area possible.” Pays: “$15/hour to start.”
  • In New York, the Central Park Conservancy is looking for a Content Manager: “The Content Manager will be an integral part of the External Affairs team, developing content for the Central Park Conservancy’s external communications. The Manager will be responsible for writing and editing copy across print and digital platforms, including publications, email, website, and social media. The Manager will also work across departments to create content and execute social media plans that further the Conservancy’s mission, and promote events and public programs. The responsibilities for the position will focus on content development (approximately 70%) and social media (approximately 30%).”
  • “The Creative Writing Program at Bowling Green State University [Ohio] seeks a fiction writer as the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer. The successful candidate will be in residence spring 2018; teach one workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a public reading and a lecture; and advise theses.”
  • “The School of Writing at The New School in New York City invites applications for an appointment as Assistant Professor of Writing and Associate Chair of the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program. This faculty position will be a renewable-term appointment (RTA) with an initial contract for three years beginning in Fall 2017.”
  • “The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Department of Languages and Literatures in the College of Letters and Sciences, invites applicants for a tenure-track, open-genre position in creative writing to begin August 24, 2017.”
  • California College of the Arts “is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in contemporary literature with an emphasis in creative nonfiction writing and world literature, to begin August 2017.”