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).

  • From The Blueshift Journal: “Over time, we’ve noticed that payment for writers is scarce these days, especially within marginalized communities. We want to provide not just monetary payment, but a platform for work by writers of color. Winners and runner-ups are automatically included in the Brutal Nation feature spread. All pieces submitted to this prize period are considered for publication in the Brutal Nation feature and/or Issue 8, especially pieces selected for the editor’s list.” Check guidelines for poetry and prose submissions. No fees to send in work. Deadline: May 25, 2017.
  • “The North Carolina Humanities Council invites original, unpublished entries of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry for the Linda Flowers Literary Award. Submissions should detail examinations of intimate, provocative, and inspiring portraiture of North Carolina, its people and cultures, bringing to light real men and women having to make their way in the face of change, loss, triumph, and disappointments.” NB: “Authors must be at least 18 years of age and live in North Carolina.” Prize: “The winner of The Linda Flowers Literary Award will receive a cash prize of $1,500 and a stipend for a writer’s residency at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines, North Carolina.” No entry fee. Deadline: June 16, 2017.
  • The Astoria Bookshop (New York) is looking for a part-time summer intern (who shall be paid!).
  • Brooklyn Public Library “seeks a press officer to coordinate media relations for the institution. The ideal candidate will have experience working in or with print, web or broadcast media. The press officer collaborates with external media consultants but may also pitch and respond to reporters directly.”
  • “The Communications Associate at Appalachian Voices educates the public about regional environmental issues through journalistic writing and other communications outlets. As the Associate Editor of our bimonthly newspaper, The Appalachian Voice, this position is focused on writing, editing and assisting with the print and web publication process. This is an entry-level position based in our Boone, N.C., office.”
  • “The School of Writing at The New School in New York City invites applicants for a one-year fixed-term appointment as Assistant Professor of Writing with concentration in fiction.”
  • “The Literary Journalism program at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for part-time lecturer positions to teach Literary Journalism courses at various levels during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters of 2017-2018 academic year.”