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).

  • Barrelhouse, “a biannual print journal featuring fiction, poetry, interviews, and essays about music, art, and the detritus of popular culture,” is currently open for submissions (and despite some conflicting info, the deadline for this window appears to be October 27). Pays: “We pay $50 to each contributor to our print issues, as well as two contributor copies.”
  • Sci Phi Journal, which “purchases science fiction stories with strong philosophical or scientific themes,” is “open to unsolicited submissions of new fiction until noon UTC on 31st October.” Pays: “SPJ pays 1 US cent per word for unsolicited stories we publish, or an equivalent amount in another currency as agreed between us and the author.” (via @Duotrope)
  • The Pitt Poetry Series annually publishes at least four books by poets who previously have published full-length collections of poetry; we define ‘full-length’ as a book of 48 or more pages.” Submissions for this series close at the end of October.
  • It looks as though regular prose and poetry submissions at Winter Tangerine will close on November 1. Pays: $20 flat fee.
  • The Forge Fellowship is an experimental project designed to foster literary talent amongst often underrepresented groups of writers. In 2018, its inaugural year, the Forge will award two Fellowships: one to a writer of color and one to a writer over fifty years of age….The winners of the Forge Fellowship will be integrated into our online writing community, the Fiction Forge, to work on their own writing and to read and edit for the Forge Literary Magazine. At the end of the Fellowship (a period of 12 months), the fellows will have completed at least two publishable prose pieces (workshopped in the Fiction Forge) and selected one piece for publication from the submissions queue at FLM. Their own work will also be considered for publication at FLM. Throughout the Fellowship, the Fellows will receive community support and guidance on FLM editorial matters from members of the Fiction Forge. The fellows will each receive an honorarium of $500.00, half of which is payable upon announcement of winners, and half upon completion of fellowship.” There is no application fee, “but a $5 donation is appreciated if it’s comfortably affordable. Please note that no priority will be given to applications that submit with a donation. The Forge Literary Magazine is a project of Forge Literary Press, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (tax ID # 82-0910097). All donations are tax deductible and will go toward funding future Fellowships.” Deadline: November 30, 2017.
  • “Sotheby’s is launching a new initiative and is looking for a contract-base Artist Writer/Editor for an Artists Research Project. We are looking for a freelance professional dual-role writer and editor to write original content on artist biography; document artist’s important & known artwork; and identify related and similar artists. The Artist Writer/Editor must work independently to conduct research, write, and perform editorial functions to assure accuracy and consistency. You can live anywhere and write any time, we are seeking a candidate that is self-organized and able to manage their own time and meet deadlines accordingly.” UPDATE: IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT HAS EXPIRED.
  • “The New York Times is seeking a new nonfiction book critic to become one of three staff book critics at the paper. Ideal candidates should be experienced critics able to handle a heavy reading workload on deadline, across a broad range of nonfiction subjects, including but not limited to politics, history, foreign affairs, economic, political theory, science and technology. They should be quick and avid readers and elegant, nimble writers, able to distill and synthesize complex subjects for a general readership. Critics for The New York Times are expected to exert strong judgment on which books should be reviewed and to be fearless and fair in their assessments. An advanced degree in political science, history, journalism or the humanities is a plus.”
  • Philadelphia magazine, an award-winning monthly publication, is seeking a research editor. Primary responsibilities include working with writers to collect source material and notes for the fact-checking process; fact-checking articles thoroughly to verify their accuracy and ensure their fairness, with an eye toward potential legal issues; working with writers, editors and attorneys to make necessary changes to an article; researching through news searches, public record searches and phone calls. Additionally, the research editor will regularly write for both our online publications and print magazine.”
  • “The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is seeking a Senior Editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review, a semi-annual international literary journal edited by the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University. In addition to general management and editorial duties, the Senior Editor will also be responsible for directing a special translation project and academic database using literature previously published in Hayden’s Ferry Review. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or a related field and five years related experience; an MFA in Creative Writing, bilingualism, and experience working in a university setting and web development are preferred.”
  • “The Department of English at Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers of nonfiction and fiction who have recently completed an MFA, MA, or PhD in creative writing, and who need a year to complete their first book, are encouraged to apply. The selected writers will spend the academic year (late August 2018 to early May 2019) at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The fellows will teach one creative writing course each semester and will give a public reading from the work in progress. The fellowship carries a stipend of $40,500 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided.”
  • “The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) at Georgia Tech invites applications and nominations for the Margaret T. and Henry C. Bourne Chair in Poetry. The Bourne Chair will be a senior tenure-track faculty member, at the rank of advanced associate or full professor.”
  • “As part of a cluster hire in Latinx literature and culture…, the Department of English at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Fiction) at the advanced assistant or associate level. We are seeking a fiction writer with a proven record of well-placed creative publications, excellence in diverse and innovative teaching, and relevant administrative expertise. The position requires a PhD in Creative Writing or English (additional MFA preferred).”
  • “Fiction writers are invited to apply to teach in Wichita State University’s MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs. This is a tenure-eligible position for an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing: Fiction beginning Fall 2018.”
  • “Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing with a Ph.D. or MFA (ABD with a firm completion date also accepted) in Fiction and/or Poetry to begin August, 2018.”
  • 2 thoughts on “Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

    1. Beth Browne says:

      Hi Erika, thanks for this wonderful newsletter!

      According to the website, Barrelhouse is only open for poetry, fiction and book reviews, not essays or interviews.

      Keep up the good work!!

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Thanks for the note, Beth.

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