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).

  • Since a new issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers just this morning, and since it’s (as usual) packed with about 20 no-fee contests and calls for submission (all of which offer payment), I’m going to leave it to you to peruse those listings on your own; the rest of this weekly post will focus on jobs, which aren’t routinely covered in the newsletter.
  • “Literary Hub is seeking a full-time editor with a special expertise in crime fiction (including its subgenres: mystery, thriller, procedural, legal, historical, etc.). This editor will help in developing and launching—in collaboration with Lit Hub’s current editorial staff—a dedicated, discrete crime fiction channel that will offer the same daily editorial mix of original essays, excerpts, and online-friendly features that have made a success.” Job is located in New York.
  • “CafeMedia is looking for a full-time English Language Staff Writer with at least 4 years reporting and online writing experience for its lifestyle and entertainment bilingual content platform, Mamá” Job appears to be located in New York.
  • New Mexico Magazine is seeking an Editor in Chief to help lead it into the evolving world of print and digital publishing while maintaining the publication’s traditions of strong storytelling.”
  • “Sactown magazine, the largest circulation magazine in Sacramento, is looking for a talented and versatile senior editor who can assign, write and edit both short and feature-length stories (features can range from 2,000-12,000 words). The bimonthly city magazine covers topics including food, arts, politics, architecture and design, business, travel, sports, homes and more.”
  • “Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word is hiring a program coordinator to help develop events and programming, coordinate writing residencies, and manage our campus and community outreach. This part-time position at Oregon State University includes a full benefits package.”
  • “The Low Residency MFA Program at Oregon State University seeks creative, innovative teacher-practitioners with significant professional accomplishment to serve as Distinguished Visiting Writers on a two-term basis for the 2017-2018 Academic year. In 2017-2018 academic year, we are hiring a Distinguished Visiting Writer for our Fall 2017 residency and our Winter 2018 mentorship terms. In Fall 2017, the Distinguished Visiting Writer will teach a fiction workshop, teach an arts and activism workshop, and give a public workshop in arts and activism. In Winter 2018, the Distinguished Visiting Writer will mentor 6 students working in fiction long-distance.”
  • In Washington, “Georgetown Day School’s Office of Auxiliary Programs seeks instructors for its GDS 360 Extended Day Program Enrichment classes.” Classes include “Journalism Club” and “Reading and Writing Enrichment,” among many others. Pays: “Ranges from $50-75/per class depending on role and experience.”