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).

  • The Transpacific Literary Project is an ambitious online editorial initiative of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) that is poised to foster literary connections between East and Southeast Asia, the Asian diaspora, and a broader American reading public. The project will take the shape of a series of portfolios published on AAWW’s online magazine The Margins. These portfolios will comprise poetry and prose written by East and Southeast Asian writers curated around broad themes, and will seek to traverse geographic and other boundaries.” They are currently seeking submissions for their first two portfolios, themed “Residue” and “Remittance” (details provided within the call). “Please send in fiction (including graphic fiction), non-fiction or poetry, indicating which theme you are submitting for, and whether submission is by the author or translator. If the latter, please indicate that English-language rights are available. We are unlikely to publish anything over 2,500 words, though we will make exceptions for particularly deserving pieces. Submissions should not have been previously published in English. Do note that we expect most of the work published in the Transpacific Literary Project will be in translation. That said, we will also consider English-language work by writers from, or with a demonstrable engagement with, East or Southeast Asia. AAWW will hold exclusive print and online rights to your piece for 90 days, and your story will be archived online. All other rights remain with the writer and translator. All contributors of original work (including translators) will be paid. We are also happy to look at ARCs of forthcoming books with a view to publishing extracts.” Deadline: July 31, 2017.
  • Poetry contest for residents of South Carolina and Georgia: $500 will be awarded as first prize and $250 to the runner-up in a competition honoring the memory of Starkey Flythe, Jr. There is no entry fee. Deadline: July 31, 2017. (Thanks to for this one.)
  • Write Naked, a site about “a writing life cut open,” is accepting guest-post pitches until September 30. Check the guidelines for categories and details. Pays: “Guest bloggers on Write Naked receive $50.00. Posts run 450-650 words. If I am particularly impressed with a contributor they will receive $200.00 in lieu of standard compensation.”
  • Several job opportunities at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland: Executive Director, Development and Community Outreach Manager, and Part-time Administrative Assistant.
  • Course proposals for the winter 2018 session at The Loft Literary Center (Minneapolis) are due August 11, 2018.
  • “Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is an internationally recognized presenter of contemporary performing arts and cinema. We are seeking a part-time Humanities Assistant to assist the Humanities Manager in the planning, development and implementation of all humanities programming. Humanities programs include talks, master classes, and other events to engage audiences and contextualize BAM’s main stage productions, along with BAM’s literary programs.”
  • “Sarah Lawrence College [New York] seeks established writers of fiction or nonfiction to fill two full-time tenure-track positions beginning in fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate writing workshops, regular individual conferences with students, and supervision of M.F.A. theses. We are looking for candidates with at least one published book, teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, and a willingness to participate actively in the writing program and the academic life of the college.
  • “The Department of Literary Arts at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, with an emphasis in fiction, beginning July 1st, 2018.”
  • “Minds Matter Boston is three-year program that supports low-income, high achieving high school students and helps them reach their goal of attending a four year college with a robust financial aid package. Students receive one-on-one mentoring, professional ACT tutoring and the opportunity to attend an academic summer program for two consecutive summers. Minds Matter Boston is building a 60-minute writing module to help our students hone their writing and critical thinking skills. The organization is seeking a Writing Instructor to lead this module and teach our students the core competencies of writing: grammar, vocabulary, syntax, clarity, and the stages of the writing process. While our students are outstanding in their respective classrooms, they consistently score well below the national average in the above areas, and we are determined to provide programming to strengthen their skills in these areas.”
  • 2 thoughts on “Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

    1. Write Naked says:

      Thanks for including Write Naked on your list! I’ve received some great pitches. 🙂

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        I’m delighted to hear that!

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