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).

  • ICYMI: The October issue of The Practicing Writer—featuring, as per usual, an array of no-fee competitions and calls that will pay for published/winning work—is now available.
  • Flash fiction contest alert from Old Fox Books: “The anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death falls on October 7th and, well, Poe is a master of the short story.” And that’s the deadline for this contest, which offers a $50 prize. No entry fee.
  • “The American poet Amy Lowell died in 1925. Her will established an annual scholarship to support travel abroad for gifted American-born poets.” NB: “The 2018-2019 Scholarship award will be approximately $58,000, adjusted for inflation. If there are two winners, each will receive the full amount.” There is no application fee. Deadline: October 15, 2017 (received).
  • Literary magazine |tap| is “currently open for submissions! Submissions for Issue IV will close on November 1.” This litmag “aims to publish poetry and prose by marginalized voices on the themes of trauma, grief, mental health, and social justice. What we want to read: personal narratives. Work that is vulnerable, evocative, risk-taking with emotion. We are especially interested in reading experimental or hybrid-genre work. What we don’t want to read: works that co-opt or appropriate a marginalized experience. Pays: “Upon publication, contributors will receive $25 via electronic banking means.”
  • is looking for a Deputy Editor (Washington).
  • Off Assignment (OA) “began as a reading series in New York City, inspired by a candid talk the travel writer Pico Iyer gave at Yale in 2013. A community of journalists and travel writers galvanized around the idea that ‘the detour is the story” and hosted themed storytelling nights, in which writers divulged untold travel tales.'” The organization is now seeking both an Executive Director and an Assistant Editor.
  • “AFAR Media is seeking an experienced Senior Editor to join our digital editorial team in San Francisco. The ideal candidate will be passionate about travel and thrive on creating smart, engaging online content for a discerning audience of frequent travelers. In this role, s/he will oversee multiple inspiration channels on, and develop, assign, edit, and publish articles, slideshows, and/or lists on a daily basis. Excellent story ideation, editing, headline writing, and packaging skills are a must, as is the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.”
  • “Everyday Feminism is seeking a full-time Publisher who can lead the staff in developing our online magazine to better support our readership during the time of Trump in and in a financially and emotionally sustainable way. Since we are a virtual organization, the Publisher works from home and attends meetings via telephone and videoconferencing. This full-time exempt staff position is compensated with a $70,000-75,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience, and a competitive benefits package. As we become more financially sustainable, we are committed to raising this and other salaries at Everyday Feminism.”
  • Applications for the 2018-19 Emerging Writer Lectureship at Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania) are now welcome.
  • Texas Review Press is advertising for a Director (to be hired at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor of English at Sam Houston State University.
  • From George Washington University (D.C.): “For appointment beginning as early as the fall of 2016, we seek a tenure-track assistant professor. The position is open to a fiction writer.”
  • “The University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction Writing in the Department of Creative Writing on a continuing 9-month tenure track appointment, beginning Fall 2018.”
  • “The Department of English at Pomona College [California] seeks a distinguished poet for appointment as the Henry G. Lee ‘37 Professor of English. Responsibility to teach creative writing and literature courses of one’s own choosing.”