Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

dollar-sign-mdMonday brings the weekly batch of no-fee, paying listings of competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).

  • “Kudzu is currently on hiatus. However, we are having a poetry contest, so send us your poems!” There is no entry fee, and there will be three winners. “Each winner will receive $100 and will be invited to read at Evening with Poets at Hazard Community and Technical College in April 2017.” NB: “Each winning poem will also be featured on a broadside.” Deadline: February 28, 2017.
  • The OneBook Project at Massachusetts Bay Community College “is a college-wide initiative that invites students, faculty, staff and members of the outside community to read a common text and engage in discussions around that text. The goal is to create an interdisciplinary learning community that explores issues relevant to the text and our community. This year, MassBay will be awarding a prize to a regional author whose work connects to the mission of the OneBook Project.” Open to works of fiction, narrative nonfiction, poetry, and graphic novels (their choice of word on that last genre, not mine!). No children’s lit or instructional/self-help books. NB: “The winning author must be able to travel to Wellesley, MA for two public events in October 2017, one at MassBay Community College and one in the town of Wellesley. The events consist of a college talk and master class on Massachusetts Bay’s Wellesley campus, as well as a public talk with a community library partner, within one day.” Prize: “$2,000 and adoption of the book as the Massachusetts Bay OneBook (the common freshman English book at the College).” No entry fee. Much more info, including eligibility details and the required entry form, online. Deadline: March 1, 2017. No entry fee.
  • It’s time for the Modern Love Essay Contest: “We’re inviting college students nationwide to open their hearts and laptops and write an essay that tells the truth about what love is like for them today. In our previous contests, which attracted thousands of entries from students at hundreds of colleges and universities, the winning essays explored ambivalence about hooking up, the way technology is changing how we connect and how an aversion to labels can impact relationships. What will be on students’ minds this year?” Prize: “The winning author will receive $1,000 and his or her essay will be published in a special Modern Love column in late April.” Deadline: March 19, 2017. No entry fee.
  • Freelance writers with strong backgrounds in world affairs, politics, U.S. foreign policy, diplomacy and arts and culture are needed for The Washington Diplomat, a monthly newspaper that focuses on the international community in D.C. Writers must be able to understand and translate complex global issues, interview foreign and U.S. government officials, cultivate sources and meet deadlines. We’re also seeking culture writers who can cover the local arts scene. This is not a full-time position. Freelancers receive about one to two assignments per month, with news stories varying in length from 1,000 to 2,000 words and a pay range of $175 to $250 per story, and arts stories running approximately 800 words with a pay of $100 per story.”
  • “The Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW), the preeminent literary arts nonprofit dedicated to excellent literature of Asian American descent, seeks to hire an Editor for Asia Literary Programs who will: 1) solicit and edit literature from writers of Asian descent living in East and Southeast Asia to publish in The Margins, AAWW’s online magazine; and 2) build relationships with writers, publishers, and translators who are creating and supporting Pacific Rim literature. The Editor will help build the Transpacific Literary Project (TLP), an ambitious online publishing program and network that seeks to foster literary connections between East and Southeast Asia and the Asian diaspora. The Editor will implement the vision of the project with AAWW Executive Director Ken Chen and Managing Editor Jyothi Natarajan. We currently see this as a three-day-a-week position with health benefits, but are fundraising to make this full-time.” (via @elesscom)
  • “The Hollywood Reporter [Los Angeles] seeks an associate editor for to report multiple articles daily on tight deadlines as well as edit and publish stories from beat writers, correspondents, freelancers and wire service providers. The editor will be the first in line for identifying, advancing and writing breaking stories as they arrive as well as aggregating from other authoritative sources. The role requires working with multiple section editors to prioritize writing and editing assignments. The associate editor also helps curate the homepage for, coordinates with social media editors on promotion of stories on multiple platforms and web produces stories from the print magazine.”
  • From Cleveland State University: “The Department of English invites applications for a College Lecturer position in Creative Writing beginning August 21, 2017. The responsibilities will be split between half-time teaching of undergraduate creative writing classes (2 per semester) and half-time administrative and organizational responsibilities at the Cleveland State University Poetry Center.” NB: This seems to be a position for a writer specializing in poetry and/or creative nonfiction.