Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers
Monday 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).
Fireside Fiction Company is open for flash-fiction submissions until March 25. Pays: “Fireside pays 12.5 cents per word, with payment on completion of edits (which generally happen about a month before publication). We buy first world publication rights and six-month exclusivity, as well as the right to reprint the story once, non-exclusively, in a Fireside anthology.” (Thanks to @Duotrope for the tip.)
Sycamore Review is currently open to non-contest submissions in fiction and poetry. Pays: “For unsolicited printed work, Sycamore Review pays each contributor two copies, and $50 per short story or non-fiction piece, or $25 per poem.” Deadline: March 31, 2017.
“At carte blanche we believe there is more than one way to tell a story. Our mandate is to provide a venue for narrative of all forms from fiction and nonfiction, to poetry and photo essays.” This Canadian journal pays “a modest honorarium.” Deadline: May 1, 2017.
“Beyond the Bubble: Write for Guardian US About the Places that Others Ignore.” Freelance pitches invited until March 31. (Thanks to @AndreaLVolpe for the tip on this one.)
For an emerging writer of children’s literature: The 2017-18 Associates of the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence program invite applications. “The selected writer will receive a $20,000 stipend and office space at the BPL’s Central Library in Copley Square. He or she must work a minimum of 19 hours per week at the BPL during the nine-month residency (September through May). Projects eligible for this program are fiction, non-fiction, a script, graphic novels, or poetry, intended for children or young adults. To be eligible, the applicant must be a US citizen and cannot have published more than three books to date.” No application fee. Deadline: April 14, 2017.
“Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School is welcoming applications for the Grace Paley Teaching Fellowship, a semester-long residency in the First-Year Writing Program. The Fellowship will honor a writer of considerable achievement, in any genre, whose work also reveals a concern for social justice. The Fellowship offers a $20,000 stipend and is located in New York City. The Fellowship honors Grace Paley, whose commitment to the arts and activism—whose voice—is a model for the writer in our moment.” NB: “The Grace Paley Teaching Fellowship is open to writers in any genre (nonfiction, fiction, poetry, drama) whose work demonstrates a concern for social justice. Applicants should have published at least two book-length works. These books, combined with additional publications, should demonstrate considerable achievement in the writer’s field and engagement with the world at large.” No application fee. Deadline: May 1, 2017. (via @AlexanderChee)
Job in Seattle: “Amazon Publishing is seeking a highly intelligent, creative, enthusiastic and well-connected book publicist to promote titles published by the 47North, Skyscape and Montlake imprints. In addition to demonstrated expertise in book publicity, the successful candidate must have an eye for innovation as well as an entrepreneurial and goal-oriented approach to public relations. As a Publicity Lead, you will ideate and drive strategies for books to thrive in the digital age, discovering new ways to connect with readers and book press. To thrive in this role you should be motivated by a start-up culture and the challenge of building a new and exciting publishing business.”
Job in New York: “Columbia University and the Pulitzer Prize Board are seeking a Pulitzer Prize Administrator, for full-time appointment, starting between July 1 and Sep. 1, 2017. The Pulitzer Prize Board annually awards twenty-one highly distinguished prizes in journalism, arts, and letters. In addition, the Pulitzer Prize Board provides study fellowships to young journalists and hosts seminars on Pulitzer-prize winning journalism in order to broaden and deepen public understanding of journalistic excellence. The Pulitzer Prize Administrator supports the Pulitzer Prize Board in its awarding of the Prizes and safeguards and enhances the integrity of the Prizes through oversight of all stages of the Prize process. Serving as the spokesperson for the Board, the Administrator reflects the mission of the Pulitzer Prizes and executes the overall strategic plan as directed by the Board.”
“The University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Liberal Arts English Department is seeking applicants for a full-time, 9-month, term-funded Assistant Professor of English – Creative Writing with a specialization in fiction writing beginning Fall 2017. The successful candidate must have substantial publications in fiction with additional publications in a secondary genre, either nonfiction or poetry. The preferred candidate will have published one book of fiction with an established publishing house or have equivalent magazine/journal publications.”
“The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Denver, seeks an instructor of Creative Writing with a specialization in Fiction. A demonstrable record of excellence in teaching is required. A PhD in Creative Writing is preferred, although MFAs will be considered. A strong publication record is also preferred. Courses will include introduction to creative writing (dual genre, poetry and fiction) and intermediate fiction courses (both in the classroom and online).”