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).

  • “Announcing the 3rd Annual Rich & Russell Fellowship 2017: For one poet, a fully funded Poets on the Coast retreat registration (approx $500 value) to provide a weekend of writing and critiquing. (Note: Accommodations not included).” No application fee. Deadline: July 9, 2017.
  • “A&U Magazine is currently accepting entries for the fifth annual Christopher Hewitt Award. Named in honor of A&U’s first literary editor, the award showcases outstanding responses to the AIDS pandemic and the realities of individuals living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction.” Awards $50 prizes in each category, plus publication. No entry fee. Deadline: July 15, 2017.
  • Outlook Springs is a literary journal from another dimension. It is devoted to your PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED fiction, poetry, and non-fiction tinged with the strange. Submit one story or essay at a time (up to 7,500 words) or up to five poems (Important: Submit all poems as 1 document). Please do not submit more than twice per reading period, unless told otherwise by an editor.” Current submission window closes on July 15. Pays: “For fiction and non-fiction, contributors will be paid $25 in addition to a contributor’s copy. Poets will be paid $10 per poem in addition to one contributor’s copy total.”
  • “The Aziz Foundation is proud to be sponsoring a three-month full-time paid editorial internship at Granta Magazine open to people who represent and are active in British Muslim communities. The successful candidate will be trained in proofreading, copy-editing and publishing best practice. Applicants must be 18-24 years old and should have, or be expected to achieve, an upper second class degree or equivalent undergraduate qualification and plan to work full-time in publishing in the future. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a long-term commitment to British Muslim communities.” No application fee indicated. Apply by midnight on July 16, 2017 (presumably London time). (Found this one via @WillieshaMorris.)
  • Greater Sum is a journal of prose and faith. This is meant to be interpreted broadly, with the art and the spirit guiding the submission and selection process. We accept fiction and narrative nonfiction, and encourage essays or other works of words, especially experimental forms. We don’t encourage poetry submissions at this time. We encourage work by people of faith or that has faith as its subject—it need not be both and the connection need not be overt. We don’t want to be hit over the head by faith. Submissions do not have to be positive, and anything that smacks of superficiality will be immediately dismissed.” Reads May-July for its fall issue. Pays: “Contributors receive two complimentary print copies of the issue in which their work appears. We are able to provide a small honorarium to contributors.”
  • ICYMI: The July issue of The Practicing Writer has gone out to subscribers. As per usual, the issue features still more fee-free, paying opportunities in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction—and you can consult it for the rest of the month online.
  • “The National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, is seeking a full-time Director of Public Programs to join its small but growing team. The ideal candidate is an experienced and thorough program administrator with a deep understanding of the literary landscape. Candidates should have a proven track record of success producing and arranging exciting arts programming and collaborating with both internal staff and external partners. This position will help expand the Foundation’s national footprint by maintaining and growing existing public programs, engaging new audiences, and developing new initiatives.”
  • The New York Public Library seeks an Audience Engagement Coordinator.
  • Restless Books is looking for a Managing Editor (Brooklyn, NY).
  • “The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States, is seeking a part-time Editorial Assistant to work 18 hours per week in its Washington, DC-based Asia program. This position will begin in the Fall.” NB: “Candidates must be fluent in Chinese and able to write in Chinese proficiently; fluent in English; and possess excellent analytical skills.”
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts is looking for a Poetry Instructor and for a Visiting Fiction and Nonfiction Instructor.
  • “The State University of New York at Fredonia is searching for two Lecturers in multi-genre creative writing for the 2017-2019 academic years. Lecturers will support our Creative Writing Minor by teaching 4/4 schedules that include introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate fiction and/or poetry workshops; Creative Non-Fiction, Form and Theory, and Literary Publishing courses; and existing or new courses in other genres. Lecturers’ professional obligation includes departmental service, which encompasses advising students and student organizations, serving on a department committee, and contributing to departmental efforts to design a new writing major. Candidates with experience in editing a literary journal, organizing a visiting writers series, teaching literature, and/or teaching in genres other than fiction or poetry are encouraged to apply.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of North Texas invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant/Associate/Full professor of fiction to join a thriving creative writing Ph.D./M.A. program with a strong scholarly emphasis for the 2017-2018 academic year. An advanced associate or full professor is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will typically teach a 2/2 load including graduate and undergraduate workshops, and will supervise graduate students’ theses and dissertations.”
  • “Ohio University Eastern is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach primarily English Creative Writing courses, for example ENG 3620 Creative Writing; Poetry; ENG 3630 Creative Writing; Non-Fiction; and possibly ENG 1510, Writing and Rhetoric.”
  • 3 thoughts on “Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

    1. Pat Tompkins says:

      Hello, Erika:

      Congrats on pulling together your 50-page poetry ms. Best of luck with it.

      I wanted to thank you again for your postings, which are so useful. As I wrote to you back in Feb., Sunlight Press accepted an essay of mine and it finally is up. Here’s the link:

      I found out about SP through your site.


      Pat Tompkins

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        I so enjoyed reading your piece, Pat. Thanks so much for sharing the link. And thanks, too, for the kind words!

    2. Cathy Bryant says:

      Fantastic! Many thanks, Erika.

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