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 reading period at Slice has re-opened (and runs until December 1, 2017). All submissions during this time “will be considered for Issue 23, which will be released fall 2018. The theme for that issue is ‘Flight.'” Pays: “We offer all contributors of Slice a monetary award for their work ($250 for stories and essays and $75 for poems).”
  • Catapult is accepting pitches for columns. We encourage you to check out a few of our previously published columns to get a feel for the type of work we’d like to see from our regular contributors. We pay for all pieces that are published.” Deadline: October 31, 2017.
  • Catapult is also accepting fiction submissions at this time. “As always, we welcome short stories, novel excerpts that stand on their own, and translated fiction. We pay for all pieces that we publish. We are particularly interested in fiction under 1000 words.”
  • Until October 31, 2017, Yalobusha Review is receiving fee-free submissions for the Barry Hannah Prize in Fiction. “Named in memoriam, the Barry Hannah Prize in Fiction celebrates writing that captures the strange, surreal, absurd, and magical. It is in this spirit that we announce a theme for this contest. We are looking for stories that align themselves with fairy tales, folk tales, and mythology. Stories may approach this theme broadly or narrowly, thematically, formally, or both. Stories may be based on magical realism, literary realism, and anything in between. We are most interested in stories that reconfigure the old into something new.” Final judge: Catherine Lacey. Prize: “First prize winner will win $500 and publication in the Winter issue of Yalobusha Review. All finalists will also be considered for publication. Winners and finalists will be announced in December.”
  • ICYMI: The October edition of Cathy Bryant’s “Comps and Calls” was posted last week. As always, Cathy features fee-free opportunities only—signals to you up front which opportunities pay.
  • Scholarships available: “The Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award offers talented writers in need of financial support an opportunity to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat in Reykjavík, Iceland in April, 2018….The winning candidate(s) must demonstrate that s/he does not have the financial means to attend the conference without this award.*Candidates do not need to be professional writers, but should be serious about the craft and interested in developing their skills and contacts. Their writing interests should fit well with the faculty for the 2018 retreat (i.e. literary fiction, non-fiction, memoir).” There is no application fee for these awards. Deadline: October 31, 2017. (via GrubStreet)
  • “Paste Magazine is seeking a full-time writer/editor for its Music section in New York City.”
  • Also in New York: “Providing support to Catapult’s Publisher and Director of Operations, the publishing assistant will be involved in every aspect of the business side of publishing, including bookkeeping, sales reporting, rights, growth, and general office administration. People of color, LGBTQIA people, and disabled people are especially encouraged to apply.”
  • “Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief of the press, the Project Editor at the University of Arkansas Press heads up a group of expert editors who copyedit and prepare for design approximately two dozen manuscripts annually-from scholarly works in the humanities and social sciences to illustrated trade titles, reference volumes, and books of poetry-and make their content clear, effective, accessible, and pleasant. This position oversees copyediting, page proofing, file preparation, and record keeping and does so according to a managed budget. As a member of the editorial team, the Project Editor works closely with the Editor-in-Chief and Production Manager to maintain a smooth and reliable workflow that produces high quality books that safeguard and advance the reputation of the press as an academic publisher of the highest caliber.”
  • “The English Department at Appalachian State University [North Carolina] invites applications for a full-time nine-month non-tenure track position to start July 1, 2018, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. This is a multifaceted position, and the successful candidate will serve quarter time as Managing Editor of Cold Mountain Review, quarter time as Business Manager for the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series, and half time as a Lecturer (with a 2/2 course load) in rhetoric and composition and/or general education literature. “
  • At The City University of New York, “the Baruch College English department invites applications for a tenure track position in Creative Writing­/Poetry at the assistant professor rank. We are searching for a poet/scholar who is qualified to teach both writing and reading poetry, with a demonstrated knowledge of poetic forms and the history of poetry. Experience in other genres is welcome.”
  • Azusa Pacific University [California] is hiring “for a position beginning in Fall 2018 in the Department of English. We seek a candidate with the expertise to teach Poetry and Creative Writing courses, and a firm commitment to the goals of a Christian Liberal Arts education.”
  • For an Assistant Professor position, “The Department of English at Valparaiso University [Indiana] seeks a specialist in fiction writing with a secondary expertise in professional writing.”
  • “The Weber State University [Utah] [Department] of English Language and Literature invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in writing creative nonfiction and fiction. Preference will be given to candidates with an additional interest in Latinx literature.”
  • For a Professor position with tenure, “the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University invites applications from established fiction writers whose body of work has earned national and international recognition. Responsibilities include teaching beginning and advanced undergraduate fiction workshops, directing undergraduate senior theses on a weekly tutorial basis, and participating in the life of an active undergraduate creative writing program housed within a thriving center for the creative and performing arts.”