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).

  • Tincture Journal (Australia) is open for poetry submissions for Issue Eighteen (June 2017) until April 13. “Published writers will be paid from $30-$50” (Australian). They are also receiving work in other genres, with less-imminent deadlines.
  • For the Paper Darts Micro Fiction Award, “Esmé Weijun Wang wants you to write 200 spotless words on the theme of cleanliness for an award of $100.” No entry fee. Deadline: April 17, 2017. NB: “All submissions are eligible for publication by Paper Darts in print or online.” (via Pamelyn Casto’s Flash Fiction Flash newsletter)
  • “amNewYork is looking for a Features Manager passionate about NYC dining and bars who will grow our Eat & Drink vertical in addition to helping manage and expand all of We’re looking for a creative journalist with a knowledge of NYC events, trends and style. Daily responsibilities include: creating and curating content for, with a focus on developing features sections and, in particular, Eat & Drink; monitoring local and national news and identifying important issues/trends for our audience; working closely with reporters to cover live events; overseeing interns; and developing and managing social media strategy.”
  • “PEN America seeks a diligent, detail oriented, and highly personable Literary Awards Administrator to lead the day-to-day operations of this high-profile program, continuing to support its strength and growth.” This job is located in New York.
  • “Sam Houston State University invites applications for the position of Director of Texas Review Press. Founded in 1979, Texas Review Press (TRP) is a member of the Texas A&M University Press Consortium. TRP is a literary press specializing in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, with a secondary focus on books of regional interest. Every year, TRP runs a handful of book manuscript contests, as well as acquires and publishes a broad variety of books. The director runs TRP with the assistance of a salaried staff as well as graduate student interns from the MFA Program in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing. TRP is housed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The director is a faculty member in the English department at the rank of associate or full professor and runs the TRP.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of Indianapolis seeks candidates with an MFA and/or PhD to teach Creative Writing with a focus on Poetry Writing. This is a full-time, 9-month, assistant or associate, tenure-track position to begin August 2017.”
  • “The Cedarville University [Ohio] Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position teaching composition, introductory literature courses, and creative writing. In particular, we seek a specialist in teaching poetry writing. MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing preferred. Expectations include academic advising, professional development, scholarly activity in the field, university service, and a formal paper on the Biblical integration of faith, learning, and teaching. Friendly, supportive, motivated department. We place a high priority on integrity, collegiality, and rigor in the classroom.”
  • “The Department of English and Comparative Literature at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing, with specialization in fiction to begin July 1, 2017. Teaching load is 2/3 and will consist of introductory creative writing workshops plus one intermediate course focused on reading and writing short fiction.”