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).

  • A “short nonfiction” call from New Rivers Press: “We’re looking for manuscripts of creative nonfiction, essays, and mixed-genre work between 70 and 120 pages in length.” No submission fee. Selected authors will receive standard publishing contract with royalties, 25 author copies and an author discount on further copies, and opportunity to receive travel funding to visit Minnesota State University Moorhead campus to give a reading and/or a master class on craft of writing or the manuscript’s subject matter. Deadline: July 1, 2017.
  • Australia-based The Lifted Brow is currently welcoming poetry submissions. No submission fee. Pays: “$100 per poem, up to $300” (presumably in Australian dollars). Deadline: July 2, 2017.
  • Blue City, Red State is a “forthcoming anthology from Belt Publishing, to appear in October 2018. We’re collecting essays about living blue in a red state—whatever that means to you—by writers who live in or have ties to a Midwestern state.” Deadline: September 15, 2017. Pays: “Writers will be compensated for their work.”
  • “GUTS is a digital, volunteer-run feminist magazine and blog. Our biannual magazine publishes literary essays and reviews, long-form journalism, interviews, fiction, poetry, and new media to further feminist discourse, criticism, and community engagement in Canada. Our website also regularly posts informal and accessible content featuring up-and-coming feminist projects and persons of interest, short essays, letters, reviews, updates, and rants.” Currently not accepting submissions for the magazine, but receiving work for the blog, for which contributors are paid $50. See the guidelines for more info. (Thanks to Beyond Your Blog for leading me to this one.)
  • Argot magazine “is interested in writing and visual art that spans the worlds of queer culture, the feminine narrative, marginalized communities, and politics and culture.” Pays: “We compensate all of our contributors on a sliding scale, with shorter poems and single panel comics starting at $35 and long form investigative pieces (4000> words) peaking at $250.” (Discovered this one via
  • Don’t forget! This week will bring the July issue of The Practicing Writer, which will be packed with the usual array of additional contests and calls that WON’T charge you fees but WILL pay for your work. Not yet a subscriber? There’s a link for that!
  • “The University of Georgia Libraries seeks an Assistant Editor for The Georgia Review. Reporting to the Editor of The Georgia Review, the Assistant Editor is responsible for performing high-quality editorial work dealing primarily with the screening and evaluating of manuscripts—poetry, short fiction, book reviews, and a wide range of interdisciplinary, literary, and personal essays. A crucial function of this position is oversight of the journal’s book review section.”
  • The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University (Ohio) is looking for a Program and Outreach Manager.
  • The Architect’s Newspaper (New York) is hiring an Assistant Editor.
  • “The George Mason University English Department seeks a full-time, 12-month Term Assistant Professorship to serve as Director of the master’s and bachelor’s of fine arts (MFA and BFA) programs in Creative Writing and to teach undergraduate Creative Writing courses.”
  • “Saint Mary’s College [California] invites applications for part-time Per Class Adjunct Faculty to teach English 384: Craft Seminar in Fiction in Fall, 2017.Reporting to the Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing, the Writer in Residence teaches the graduate level Craft Seminar in Fiction and holding office hours with students. The Writer in Residence will give one reading and one craft talk.”
  • Saint Mary’s College also invites applications for “part-time Per Class Adjunct Faculty to teach English 371: Craft Seminar in Non-Fiction in Fall, 2017. Reporting to the Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing, the Writer in Residence teaches the graduate level Craft Seminar in Nonfiction and serves the Saint Mary’s College literary community, giving one public reading craft conversation and holding office hours with students.”
  • “The University of Toledo Department of English Languages and Literature invites applications for an instructional position in Creative Writing to begin Fall Semester 2017. The position is a one-year non-tenure-track visiting assistant professor appointment, renewable for two subsequent years, contingent upon satisfactory performance and instructional need. The visiting assistant professor will teach a 4/4 load per academic year of introductory and advanced courses in creative writing, and other courses as assigned. Specialization in poetry or creative nonfiction preferred, but the search is open to all disciplines.”